KA School Adoption project : Visited 10 Govt schools in different rural villages of karnataka to donate note books and stationaries

Dear All,
 
Last weekend (5th July 2008, Saturday) was a very memorable weekend for may India Sudar KA team members and more than 1400 students in 10 rural villages of Karnataka. We all thoroughly enjoyed while executing this project.


 
India Sudar took survey from 10 different schools to understand their requirements like note books, stationary, text books and teachers.

The survey took place in two taluks in KARNATAKA (1) Madhugiri  and (2) Gowribidnaur during the April-May 2008.
 
Based on our survey results, we have visited all the 10 rural villages in these two taluks and distributed more than 7000 note books and stationary during last weekend. In this visit, there are 1400+ students got benefited directly.
 
The villages covered in Madugiri Taluk are : 
(1)Tippapura, 
(2)Adavinagenahalliganes,
(3)Muthrayanahalli,
(4)Ungra (It would be covered in this weekend)

The villages covered in Gowribidanur taluk are :
(1)Chikkakurugodu,
(2)Kudurebalya,
(3)Ramachandrapura,
(4)Kadirenahalli,
(5)Gedire,
(6)Halaganahalli,
(7)Kurubarahalli

India Sudar KA team worked as two separate teams to cover all the above villages in one day.
IS-KA-Team 1 (Madhugiri):
Raaghu, Tejaswini, Ram, Vinod, Reena Vinod, Sachin, Santhosh, LAP Rao (Prashant’s father), CVK and his brother

IS-KA-Team 2 (Gowribidanur):
Prashant, Manu, Manju , Udhay, Shiva, Chander Shekhar , Santhosh, Tejas and Ravi

India Sudar received contributions from below IS members for this project exclusively

(1)Ravindra Holla Rs. 1000..00
(2)Prakash Bagavathi : Rs. 3000.00
(3)T S Pari Rs. 5218.00
(4)Jayasree Sampath (IS USA Team) : Rs. 10,000.00
(5)TATA BOOK HOUSE proprietor contributed Rs.1216 (through 76 pencil boxes)
(6) Tejas Madhu Rs. 2000.00
 
India Sudar express our sincere thanks to all contributors, all school headmasters, all school teachers, TATA Book house proprietor for providing vehicle, Prashant’s uncle and his family in Chikkakurugodu (for their delicious lunch).
 
Our Sincere thanks to IISC “Note Book Drive” folks for contributing school material for TWO schools. Looking forward for more partnered efforts in future.
 
Special thanks to Prashanth for his dedicated efforts to do survey in all the villages, find out a cheapest note book dealer, planning and preparation to execute this BIG project.

Please visit the below link to check the photos
http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/KA_School_Adoption
 
The estimation of total expenses is attached with this mail. SHIVA – Please circulate project report document.

KA Team – Please add, if i have missed anything in this mail.
 
Regards
K.Ravi
On behalf of IS KA Team

KA survey report – Madhugiri Taluk, Tumkur district

24-May-2008 Click me to See ALL Photos:

Hi all,

Last Saturday (May 24th) India Sudar-KA team conducted survey of 3 Government schools in Madhugiri Taluk, Tumkur District.

Members visited: Udhay, Shiva, Prashanth, Sachin, Raghavendra, Mr C.V.Kumar and Mr Anand (Local contacts)

Route: Bangalore – Doddaballapur – Gowribidanur – Kodagadala – Puruvara – Kodigena halli – Adavi Nagenahalli & Thippapura (Around 135 kms)

Schools surveyed: 3

– Government Higher Primary School, Adavi Nagenahalli
– Government Lower Primary School, Muthrayanahalli
– Government Higher Primary School, Thippapura

Current Situation:
This region is extremely backward, with agricultural labour being the prima! ry occupation.  Adavi Nagenhalli school building is in a pathetic condition with leaking roof, broken tiles, no play area, less rooms.  Several requests have been placed to the education department and an additional building is planned for construction soon.

Tippapura, located at a distance of 4 km from Nagenahalli, is not even accessible by public transport.  We could barely manage to reach this place via a kuccha road created by the villagers.

A few committed teachers and local community members have been working earnestly to get the children to school and educate them.  But, the general consensus among them was that the parents utter disregard for their wards’ education (Probably they dont understand the importance of education).

Primary Needs:
We discussed with the teachers, local community and SDMC members in all three villages, the details of which are attached herewith.  We understood that the primary needs of the schools are:

1. Notebooks/stationery
2. Awareness programme for the parents to make them understand the value of education. 
3. English/Maths/Science learning programmes
4. Quiz programmes, Essay Writing contests

Talented children:
Mr Hanumantha Reddy, teacher of Govt. HPS, Adavi Nagenahalli had gathered few students and they displayed their singing, dancing and acting skills.  It was very nice to see the energy of the students performing “impromptu” in scorching heat.

Next Steps:
Based on the survey report IndiaSudar – Karnataka team would prioritize the requirements and come up with the first phase of education support to these schools along with the schools surveyed in Chikkaballapur district.  We earnestly request all members to continue your valuable support in this cause for promoting and elevating education in rural areas.

Thanks to Mr. C.V.Kumar, Mr Anand and their entire family, who connected us to the school staff and local community. It is worth noting here that this family has been extending various forms of support to the schools in the past few years – be it the desk/benches provided via LIC co-operative bank (Mr. CVK spearheaded this) or plates/misc items donated by Mr.AnanthaKrishna and Mr.Anand to the schools.  IS can easily leverage on this and extend its reach to enable and improve the educational status of underprivileged children in this segment.

Regards,
Raghavendra

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