We recently did a plantation program in a village called Revanuru in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. During that program we were requested to do same at a Govt. run school located in the backward colony of the village.
So we visited the school and understood that the School doesn't just need plantation but more than that. The school is really in a pathetic condition. First of all you never feel like it's a school, it seem to me like some abandoned building. Teachers and kids told me that some times concrete pieces off the roof fall on them. I noticed huge cracks on some walls. Here are some pics to illustrate what I'm saying.
We spoke to the Head master of the school to get some funds for this school so as to finish these works. It seems like they tried hard in the past to get funds from the Govt. but nothing was done from higher officials side. In fact the school just gets a minimal amount for a year from the Government for running its operations. That amount is just sufficient to run the school for whole year.
The school today accommodates around 50-60 students from Class I - V. The school is located in the backward colony of the Village and only poor students who can't even afford minimal school fees(Rs. 200-300 per month in private schools) go there to study. As per the Head Master of the school, few parents afraid to send their kids to that school and instead are sending to private school because of the bad state it is in. If the student's count increase then as per him Government will sanction couple of more teachers which make the teaching staff count to 4 and helps kids to get good education.
If it is just the plantation I could've run it with my local friends over there but I'm much inclined to finish off all the three works I mentioned above. We're also planning to spoke to the colony residents to contribute a minimum sum of 100/- from each family (there are around 40-50 families) making them feel the ownership of the work we're going to do. We'll run this as a community program where all the families will help in digging, plantation and help in building activity.
In this regard, I'm asking you to help me in raising the funds for this program as it requires approximately 1,50,000/- (Revised estimates as on 28th June) to complete the above mentioned work.
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(Head Master of this school talking about the state of the school and developments to be carried out.)
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