Sri Basavaaruda Primary School, Kottalagi
Kottalagi is a small village close to the Maharashtra border. It is in Belgaum district, but geographically furthest away from Belgaum. Sri Basavaaruda Primary school is run by Basavaroodha matha. There are a couple of government schools nearby, but residents prefer sending children to this school, as the teachers are of high quality. The residents of this village are mainly agricultural laborers and migrant families in search of work. Some of the students from this school have gone on to crack the entrance exams of prestigious government residential schools like Navodaya school, Morarji Desai school and Sainik school, Bijapur. The strength of the school is 320 students. Currently they have 6 classrooms.
The Kottalagi school project was a joint collaboration between OSAAT, and Shri Basavaruda Shikshana Samsthe, the school committee, with People’s Organization for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration (POWER), Vijayapura, another charitable organization, as the facilitator. The road to success took nearly 18 months of teamwork, dedication, and meticulous attention to every detail. In the end, the school stands tall and proud, to the sheer delight of 242 children enrolled in nursery to 7th grade today.
The Domino EffectPeople’s Organisation for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration (POWER), Bijapur, an FCRA (Foreign Contåributions Regulation Act) registered non-profit organization, stepped in to facilitate the transfer of funds and used the expertise of their volunteers in overseeing the construction from start to finish.
Inspired by the brand new school structure, local charities are stepping into help procure the benches and desks for the classrooms.
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