Chaitanya Residential school, Murukwad, Haliyal, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India

  • STATUS: Dressed up and ready for kids since 2011
  • LOCATION: Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India
  • NO. OF STUDENTS: 532
  • GRADES: Kindergarten-10
  • OSAAT CONTRIBUTION: Repair of the flood hit school building, new flooring and rebuilding of the kitchen

This is a rural, residential school located at distance of 45KM from Dharwad. The school takes in children whose parents are unable to take care of them due to poverty or lack of affordable alternatives for education in their own village. There are 532 children in the school. The school is open to children with learning disabilities, children who are aggressive and condemned. They are taught traditional techniques like meditation to help them focus. They are also taught public speaking skills to develop confidence. School has descent high school section.

The roof of the building that houses younger kids in grades 1-4 was in a bad condition. It had a weak structural support and not durable. Roof is covered with aluminum sheets resting on wooden logs. The condition of roof was not safe and leaks water when it rained.

The flood hit school building has a new, sturdy roof that has made it possible for the building to withstand the rainy season. The building also has brand new flooring and a new kitchen. No more standing water or mildew posing a danger to the health of the kids.

The Domino Effect

Rotary Club, Banashankari, Bangalore, readily offered their services for this project. They monitored the construction diligently. The inauguration of the new facilities and hand-over were conducted on time and within budget.
POWER (People’s Organization for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration), a Bijapur based non-profit organization joined hands with OSAAT and oversaw the fund transfer and construction.
Both organizations have continued to support the school to date, in many ways.

Call For Action

We are proud to have started this journey. We are grateful and optimistic that people will want to continue this domino effect, so we can do more. Want to be a domino for this or any of our other projects


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