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Jun 21, 2016

Give Education to more poor children in Bangalore

Flag hoisting at school
Flag hoisting at school

When Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) adopted the Government Tamil Primary School in Murphy Town, Bangalore the school surroundings  was in a bad shape. ACT worked hard to mobilise funds for repairing  and rebuilding the infrastructure of the school. As a result, now  80+ children studying there are in a safe, secure, clean and attractive environment.These efforts are not enough and we need to bring back more children to school.

 Recently, ACT set up a science lab in the Govt. School, which was inaugurated by Ms. Nadia Haton,  a good friend of the Trust Now, apart from providing/rebuilding the basic facilities like a Kitchen, Toilets, Drinking water and Watchman’s room, ACT has also facilitated additional educational aids such as the Computer Lab, Library and Science Lab. All the rooms are well ventilated and have electricity. ACT has handed over the watchman’s room to a family which now provides the security for the school and the children. ACT prepares a special porridge mix keeping in mind the nutritional needs of growing children, and this with jaggery to sweeten the porridge is supplied to the school children every week. The porridge and milk for the children are now prepared in the new clean, and well lit kitchen

 The garden is maintained by a gardener employed by the Trust. It was de-weeded regularly and stone benches and walls of the park were painted recently. The fence was redone and bricks were arranged around the plants and saplings.

 ACT facilitates the CSR activities. Volunteers from Thomson Reuters had come to the Govt. School and they taught the students how to make paper bags and charts and also conducted some quizzes and other activities which the children enjoyed immensely.  April and May are months when the school is closed for summer vacations, hence there was no volunteering activity during these months. The school reopened on 1st June, and ACT volunteers are back to assist the teachers and students with their academic work, especially in English and Maths.

ACT’s work in the school is ongoing and a lot more has to be done. The school has a huge ground behind it, which can be utilized very effectively for the benefit of the children.  Since the school is an almost hundred year old heritage building, there are many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles.

Currently ACT is in the process of consulting experts as to whether the roof tiles have to be replaced or whether putting a tarpaulin sheet above the tiles would be sufficient to see us through this year’s monsoon rains.

ACT is keen to get internet wifi connectivity to the school so that the children are exposed to computers and the e - world at the earliest. Authorities from BSNL have been consulted and we are hopeful that the Govt. School children will soon be digitally connected.

Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more.  We appeal for more funds through global giving, so that the poverty stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities and come back to school.

Children in class
Children in class
Nadia Haton with the Headmistress of the school
Nadia Haton with the Headmistress of the school
Jun 7, 2016

Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust

Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust



When Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) adopted the Government Tamil Primary School in Murphy Town, Bangalore the school surroundings  was in a bad shape. ACT worked hard to mobilise funds for repairing  and rebuilding the infrastructure of the school. As a result, now  80+ children studying there are in a safe, secure, clean and attractive environment.

 

Recently, ACT set up a science lab in the Govt. School, which was inaugurated by Ms. Nadia Haton, well-wisher and friend of the Trust Now, apart from providing/rebuilding the basic facilities like a Kitchen, Toilets, Drinking water and Watchman’s room, ACT has also facilitated additional educational aids such as the Computer Lab, Library and Science Lab. All the rooms are well ventilated and have electricity. ACT has handed over the watchman’s room to a family which now provides the security for the school and the children. ACT prepares a special porridge mix keeping in mind the nutritional needs of growing children, and this with jaggery to sweeten the porridge is supplied to the school children every week. The porridge and milk for the children are now prepared in the new clean, and well lit kitchen

 

The garden is maintained by a gardener employed by the Trust. It was de-weeded regularly and stone benches and walls of the park were painted recently. The fence was redone and bricks were arranged around the plants and saplings.

 

ACT facilitates the CSR activities. Volunteers from Thomson Reuters had come to the Govt. School and they taught the students how to make paper bags and charts and also conducted some quizzes and other activities which the children enjoyed immensely.  April and May are months when the school is closed for summer vacations, hence there was no volunteering activity during these months. The school reopened on 1st June, and ACT volunteers are back to assist the teachers and students with their academic work, especially in English and Maths.

ACT’s work in the school is ongoing and a lot more has to be done. The school has a huge ground behind it, which can be utilized very effectively for the benefit of the children.  Since the school is an almost hundred year old heritage building, there are many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles.

Currently ACT is in the process of consulting experts as to whether the roof tiles have to be replaced or whether putting a tarpaulin sheet above the tiles would be sufficient to see us through this year’s monsoon rains.

ACT is keen to get internet wifi connectivity to the school so that the children are exposed to computers and the e - world at the earliest. Authorities from BSNL have been consulted and we are hopeful that the Govt. School children will soon be digitally connected.

Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more.  We appeal for more funds through global giving, so that the poverty stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities and come back to school.

Mar 15, 2016

School improvement to get children back to school

The 100 year old school building
The 100 year old school building

"We need to get children back to school"

Three years ago, when ACT (Ashwini Charitable Trust)adopted the Tamil Government Higher Primary School, it was in dire need of help in terms of infrastructure and academics. Though we were totally charmed by the almost 100 years old red tiled school building, it had broken windows, doors, termite ridden classroom walls, a leaky roof, no drinking water and clogged toilets. To set things right, ACT required a lot of funds. This is when ACT put together all the requirements of the “Save a School” project on the Global Giving website.

 With the funds raised for this project, ACT has made significant inroads, but a lot more has to be accomplished in this school. We started by cleaning the large grounds surrounding the school building. Simultaneously, we started clearing classrooms that were piled with old and broken furniture and first set up a computer lab and library. Recently we have set up a science lab.      

 ACT has appointed a science teacher, exclusively for the Government Tamil Higher Primary School. This was done in order to ensure that students of classes 4, 5, 6 and 7 can be initiated to the joys of learning scientific concepts by first observing, and then conducting the experiments themselves. These classes included instruction and practical application of concepts such as the functioning of parachutes, helicopter wings, film projectors, and hover crafts.The computer literacy classes conducted by ACT volunteers are also very popular with the students. For almost all our students, this is their first introduction to computers. They love the fact that they are getting the chance to work on the laptops set up in the Computer Lab by ACT. Small groups, each consisting of two to three students, are instructed by experts, who start by teaching them the very basics, including how to switch on the computer. The children are then introduced to concepts like computer hardware, power, accessories, the menu bar and its applications, the Microsoft suite etc. ACT volunteers have conducted computer training sessions for the Head Mistress and the teachers of the school too.  

In terms of infrastructure improvement, recently ACT has been concentrating mainly on setting up a science lab in the school for the children of the higher classes.

 In the school premises ACT has reconstructed a formerly dilapidated room. For a part of the construction costs of this structure ACT utilized the funds given by Global Giving. We have now built two separate rooms – one a kitchen and the other a watchman’s room. Both these rooms are well ventilated and well lit and also have electricity and running water facilities. ACT has handed over the watchman’s room to a family which now provides the security for the school and the children.The porridge and milk for the children are now prepared in the new clean, and well lit kitchen .The mid-day meal provided by the Akshaya Patra foundation is also now kept here before it is served to the children. Near this new kitchen and watchman’s room, ACT has also constructed a small seating area under the peepal tree, so that when the weather is pleasant the children can sit under its shade and have their lunch.  

 ACT’s work in the school is ongoing and a lot more has to be done. The school has a huge ground behind it, which can be utilized very effectively for the benefit of the children. But lack of funds is constraining us from doing more.  We appeal for more funds from like-minded people through global giving, so that the underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities and come back to school.

  

         

 

         

Newly constructed Building
Newly constructed Building
Inside the new kitchen
Inside the new kitchen
Inside the Watchman
Inside the Watchman's Room

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