Making a Happy School in Kolkata

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After successful eradication of polio from India, Rotary has now pledged to achieve ‘Total Literacy’ in South Asia and the Rotarians and Inner Wheelers in India have resolved to implement its programme ‘T-E-A-C-H ', a composition of five individual projects viz,
T - Teachers' Support
E - E-learning
A - Adult Literacy
C - Child Development &
H - Happy School
The mission of TEACH aims at better India ensuring that every child goes to school, each school is a Happy School, each teacher is up to date in skill and technology, each student has access to high-class learning materials and each adult attains literacy.
We, the members of Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Mega City are actively pursuing the TEACH programme and have since identified Pareshnath Balika Vidyalaya (Primary) School in the heart of Kolkata having dismal facilities for both teaching and learning. We have plans to upgrade its infrastructural and co-scholastic facilities (which we have already started) and turn it into a Happy School to attract both the students and the teachers for quality escalation.
Below are the HAPPY SCHOOL CRITERIA
This project aims to select elementary schools and provide/upgrade infrastructural and/or co-scholastic facilities there to make them secure, attractive and happy learning-teaching places for students and teachers.
i. Painted, well maintained and secure school building,
ii. Adequate and functional separate toilets for boys and girls,
iii. Hand washing stations,
iv. Clean and adequate drinking water for both students and teachers,
v.  Library,
vi.  Play material, games and sports equipment,
vii.  Benches, desks for students,
viii. Well maintained space for teaching staff,
ix.   Shoes and School Bags for students.
 Pareshnath, Balika Vidalaya (Primary) School founded in 1958 is a government-aided school.  This school has two premises and the address is 83 and 84 Banerjee Para Lane, Dhakuria, Kolkata 700031.  These two premises are surrounded by a boundary wall.
At present, there are approximately 200 students.
Brief Synopsis on Happy School 
Happy School – Phase I
            1)   1st phase of work is over but there are lot more to do before we declare it a Happy School.  
                        a)   The school is divided into 2 parts, one is rented and the other is owned.
Rented part – there are two big rooms and one long room on the 1st floor which have been fully painted.  As water drips from the ceiling, we have plans to change the asbestos, if our funds permit, else we can get it from the manufacturer at a low price or whatsoever.  The staircase has been painted,  3 rooms on the ground floor have been painted together with the Teachers’ room and the Head Teacher’s room.
                                    At the request of the Head Teacher, one existing big storeroom, has been converted in a classroom for the playgroup.  Painting, of this room, has been completed but the ceiling has to be raised and the asbestos sheet has to be replaced.
                        b)        Own building – Ground floor has a big hall which has been painted too.  There is a partition which divides the room into two sections.  This partition needs to be replaced as this is in a very bad state.
                        c)         Originally, it was in the plan, to cover the staircase leading to the first floor with asbestos or similar material and also complete 2 half-finished rooms on the first floor.  But thanks to the school authority, they have managed some funds through their own resources, to take care of this part.
 
Phase II
                        1) Thorough repair of the courtyard in between the rented and owned premises which is in a very bad shape.
                        2)        Repair the surface of the ground floor.
                        3)        Build a separate lady’s toilet and repair the existing boys’ toilets.                                  
                        4)        Convert the dilapidated toilet into a storeroom.
                        5)        Repair the doors of the classrooms.
                        6)        Replace the tables and benches.  Mere patch up will not work.
                        7)        The library has to be refurbished.
                        8)        The building has to be thoroughly painted, of course in blue and white, as per instruction of West Bengal Government.
                        9)        Exterior repair work of the rented building,
                        10)      Chipping of the staircase and fresh painting of the rented
                                    Building.
All the above work of Phase II and the remaining work of phase I involves a lot of funds.
Would request all of you, my friends, to come forward and make this project successful.
Your contribution means a lot, whether you out-source or pay yourself.
As soon as the fund accumulates, we will continue the work and finish at the earliest.
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