Government Higher Primary School, Rampura Village
Rampura GHPS is in the village Rampura, close to Hulahally town, about 30 km from Mysore off the Mysore-Mananthavady road. It is in a largely agrarian rural area close to the Kabini river. Students are from poor agriculture families. Well to do families send their children to nearby convent schools in Hulahally town. The school was built 74 years ago, before independence, in 1943. Initially classes were held in sheds and temples. School buildings started coming up in late 70s and early 90s. The oldest building existing now was constructed in 1982. The school holds classes from 1st to 7th grade. It has 8 teachers, including the Headmistress and PE teacher. School is quite accomplished in sports, having won many trophies in sports such as Shot-put, throwball etc. in state level competitions. SDMC has 18 parents, 3 office bearers and 3 nominees. SDMC and school teachers have been proactive in following up on facilities extended by the government and they have got buildings constructed through various schemes in 2007, 2009 and 2012.
The immediate need identified by OSAAT team are following:
- Currently the school operates in 6 class rooms – one each for classes 4-7 and 2 nali-kali classrooms for classes 1-3.
- There are 4 classrooms with tiles that are leaking. They have mud walls and are not safe. In certain season, some worms sheltered in tiles cause skin infection and hence the classes are held outside in open space. One of the 4 class rooms is not being used because the roof is about half gone.
- Staff-room is fairly OK. The classroom next to staff-room is being used but the RC roof is in bad shape.
- Another nali-kali room was constructed by the government in 2007. School says it is in usable condition and they are indeed using it for 3rd grade nali-kali. However, during OSAAT team’s inspection, the quality and condition of this room did not seem good.
- 5 of the classrooms are in bad shape
- 4 of the existing classrooms are with broken roof tiles & crumbling walls.
- The toilet blocks are not a usable structure
- OSAAT helped construct 5 new classrooms and a toilet block for the school
- Construction was done using Eco-friendly construction where eco friendly materials such as stabilized solid bricks with 96% local soil get used
The following donors contributed to the project:
- Mitel, Bangalore
- GT Nexus, an Infor Company, Bangalore
- Employees of AllGo Embedded Systems, Bangalore
- Nitte Alumni – Batch of 1987
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