One main focus for Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) in the 2014 calendar year was to ensure all-round improvement of the Government Tamil Higher and Primary School, Murphy Town, which we have adopted. We are focusing on infrastructure works like the Repair and Maintenance work and Volunteering activities.
ACT has repaired the girls’ and boys’ toilets and has also arranged for a person to clean the toilets twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. It is so necessary for girls that they have access to clean bathrooms.
The drinking water facility put up by ACT has an Aquaguard, thus ensuring that the students get pure drinking water. We can ensure that the children are free from water bourne diseases.
The water storage sump in the school had collapsed and the same has been repaired by ACT and hence there are two storage sumps now. Thus, there is continuous water supply to all the toilets and wash basins.
The large grounds all around the school was totally unused because of overgrowth and was full of garbage .We have cleaned the grounds and flattened it using a JCB and a Road roller and made it ready for sports activity.We will now make use of it to provide cricket, football, basketball coaching for the children of the school.
Another classroom in the Annexe building was repaired. The walls were repaired and painted, and the floors which were pitted were covered with linoleum. Now we can use this room for a nursery section.
The garden is maintained by a gardener employed by the Trust. It was cleaned ,stone benches and walls were painted. The fence was redone and bricks were arranged around the plants and saplings.
To enhance the quality of education, we have organized volunteering activities on all the days that the school is open. Everyday ACT volunteers teach the students of all classes basic English and Math skills. We are especially working with the children of all classes.Volunteers also teach computers to the teachers and children.
ACT facilitates the CSR activities of companies in the school. As a part of this initiative, employees of 4 companies have volunteered in the school in the past few months.
ACT has interfaced with these companies on behalf of the school and organized the following activities:
Putting tarpaulin on the school roof so that it does not leak during the monsoons.
Painting the walls, doors, windows and pillars of the school to give them a bright and fresh look.
De-weeding the garden and cutting the over-grown grass.
Planting saplings of evergreen trees in the school campus.
Planting saplings of flowering plants in the garden area.
Teaching the school teachers and children of classes 5, 6 and 7 how to handle computers.
Conducting quizzes for the children on various topics, including History, Geography and General Knowledge.
Blankets , Sweaters and Shoes were distributed to keep the children warm in the winter season.
ACT ensures that at least one of the Trust members is present when the CSR activities are taking place, so that the events go off smoothly.
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