Govt. Higher Primary School, Tungabhadra Village

  • STATUS: Completed. Dedicated on 23 Nov 2019
  • LOCATION: Tungabhadra Village, Raichur District, Karnataka
  • NO. OF STUDENTS: 225
  • GRADES: Kindergarten, 1 – 8

Tungabhadra GHPS caters to the needs of about 225 students, who mostly come from very poor families. Medium of instruction in the school is Kannada and these students are taught by 6 full-time teachers and 2 additional contracting teachers.

In the year 2009 the whole village got submerged in the floods and the school building got damaged. All the rooms in the original school building are in a very bad condition and two of those rooms have been declared as unsafe by the Deputy Director of Public Instruction during the school inspection. Yet, classes go on in 3 rooms that are not yet fallen down.

Out of these 3 rooms, classes 1-3 are held in one small room, while classes 4-6 are held in other 2 rooms. Additional “classrooms” are dispersed in nearby areas.
While one of the primary grade classes is held in the close-by temple premises, the 8th grade classes are held in the Anganawadi building, which is little far away from the main school structure.

Tungabhadra GHPS needs a rehaul of its infrastructure due to the damage from 2009 floods. Currently, the school is making temporary arrangements for conducting regular classes which are neither safe nor practical.
OSAAT built 4 new classrooms along with toilet blocks for boys and girls. This project is being made possible by the generous contributions from IIT-B Computer Science 1994 Alumni Group, Dr. Sanjeev Acharya, Smt. Manjula, Banglore and Indian Plumbing Association, New Delhi.

OSAAT procured all necessary documentation related the land and ownership,and later obtained the necessary ‘No Objection Certificate’ from education department to start the construction. The contractor was identified for the project and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the contractor and the school’s SDMC. Groundbreaking ceremony was on January 19th, 2019. The construction was expected to be completed in about 4 months.

However, with rains playing havoc and some unforseen challenges in securing the perimeter sorrounding the school property, the project had to be extended for a longer duration.

BALA – Building As a Learning Aid principles were used in painting informational and educational images from different aspects of science, mathematics and language for the benefit of the students.

The new school building was inaugurated amidst much fanfare and dedicated to the students on 23rd November, 2019.

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