Project Start Date: 01 Oct 2017
Project End Date: 30 Mar 2018
Good School Project: Developing “10 Good Schools”. Overhauling 10 rural government schools in Gauribidanur(a under-developed Taluka on the Karnataka-Andhra border) with over 2500+ students, addressing all dimensions of basic school infrastructure and learning outcomes.
Most of the students attending these schools are from some of the most economically backward sections of society. Many of them are first generation school goers in their families. Given the remoteness of these villages govt schools are the only schools in the vicinity and the sole source of education. While state-run schemes provide basic school necessities, we will look at addressing gaps and urgent needs of these schools.
The Good School Project is thus aimed to develop identified schools on holistic parameters. For the schools identified we have a MOU with the state education department giving us access and the mandate to improve these schools. One Good Step is best suited to address this need as we have already successfully executed projects in areas of healthcare (“Nanna Kannu”) and power (“Light for education”) and developed a deep understanding of ground realities and gained the trust of stakeholders.
As part of the project we will be undertaking initiatives under three broad pillars to improve the school:
1)School Infrastructure -This would involve providing necessary basic operational infrastructure in the schools like classroom infrastructure, science equipment, library facility, computer infrastructure, sports equipment, water filters and other such requirements of individual schools.
2)Educational requirements – This would involve developing solutions for those academic areas that have traditionally been weak for various reasons. Our focus areas would be to improve standards in subjects such as English and Computer Skills which will greatly influence educational outcomes.
3)Student Assistance Initiatives– These would be focused on addressing major obstacles faced by some needy students towards pursuit of education. It will also include career counselling for all students and assistance in terms of scholarships.
We will initially be undertaking the project in 10 identified schools of the Chikkaballapur district. Based on outcomes, learning and progress we make we will then extend this exercise to other schools in the district.
The project will be implemented by One Good Step with help of our local resource people, volunteers and associated organisations for specific works.
What support we need?
We need your funding support for
1) Learning infrastructure: Rs 1333/per student through which we will develop the
> Classroom infrastructure
> Science equipment
> Sports equipment
> Basic computer infrastructure (as an enabler to future digital learning)
2)English learning: Rs 500/per student/year through which we will
> Support the English learning of these students through various proven methodologies (50% of failures in these schools happen in the English subject alone)
3) Student support: For single parent or no-parent children. Determined on a case to case basis. (No fixed amount)
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