Government Primary School, Neelakanta Agrahara

  • STATUS: Dressed up and ready for kids in 2016!
  • LOCATION: Neelakanta Agrahara, Malur Taluk,, Karnataka, India
  • GRADES: 1-5
  • OSAAT CONTRIBUTION: 3 new classrooms, toilets & repair-work for existing building

Neelkanta Agrahara is also a small village in Malur, located close to a brick factory. The residents of this village are mainly masons and quarry workers. The primary school has grades 1 to 5, and there are currently around 50 students in this school. Children from a few surrounding villages come to this school too. The school has two teaching staff, one ayah and one cook. The school building has about 2 small rooms and one large classroom, a small kitchen and a separate toilet structure. The staff room also function as classrooms for 4th and 5th grades.

There is a large rocky outcrop in the school premises, which is dangerous. It has not been cordoned off and there are many sharp edges. Also, the current rooms are not sufficient for the children, and they usually have 2 classes conducted simultaneously in one room. The toilet is a dilapidated structure and the children were defecating in the open. OSAAT members spoke to the dedicated principal of the school, who thought that the school would get more students from surrounding villages if the classrooms were upgraded and the surroundings were made safer. The school requires at least 2 classrooms with functioning toilets. The rocky outcrop needs to be fenced off in a safe manner.

OSAA signed a MoU with Rotary Club of Bangalore Charitable Trust, Bangalore, on November 12th 2015 for the construction of 3 classrooms & 1 toilet block, besides repairing the existing school building at a total cost of INR 23.42 Lakhs. Accordingly, the project was commenced on December 5th, 2015 and was completed in first week of June 2016. The new school building was inaugurated on June 11th, 2016.

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