School Renovation Project in Dhamane Village near PUNE
This is an ambitious Rotary project to transform a rural state government school in Dhamane village into a model happy & smart school by providing the proper conditions for school children to learn & experience a complete education. The Zilla Parishad (ZP) primary school is in Dhamane village, about 50 km north of Pune. This project covers the focus areas of Sanitation & Hygiene, Literacy & Health as per Global Grants requirements.
Currently the school has run down infrastructure, with broken building, toilets & water facilities which are woefully insufficient for the students & staff. The state government provides insufficient funds to the school, causing the school children to suffer. Attendance is irregular especially among girl students. Absenteeism is higher than normal due to poor sanitation & related health issues like diarrhea. The high dropout rates have been reducing the number of students every year. Hence students lack motivation to attend school & concentrate on their studies & extracurricular activities. This school currently has 107 students studying between Kindergarten to 8th Standard with 61 boys and 46 girls (April 2018).
The goal is to repair existing school buildings including classrooms to provide a comfortable & motivational environment for the school children to focus on their education. This includes repairing the walls, floors, doors, windows, floors & roofs. And provide proper electrical wiring, lights & fans. And provide furniture like school benches for the school children, tables & chairs for the staff, solar backup supply for the irregular electric supply, library facilities, computer laboratory with Rotary Distance Education Program (RDEP) for each class. The project will provide ample toilet & clean water facilities as needed. Besides, tree plantation & rain water harvesting to conserve water through the dry summer months will be considered along with improved facilities for sports & recreation. The key is to get the villagers, staff & school children involved in maintaining their school in good condition by direct involvement. The goal is to make this school a model for other nearby ZP schools to emulate.
Building Repairs: Rs 18,00,000
Electricals: Rs 100,000
Furniture: Rs 500,000
Teachers Training: Rs 100,000
Sports Facilities: Rs 100,000
Contingencies: Rs 223,258
TOTAL: Rs 28,23,258 ($41,519 @ Rs 68 = $1.00 September 2018)
Contributors Contribution TRF Matching
Host Clubs $ 6679 $ 3340
International Partner Clubs $ 7000 $ 3500
Host District 3131 (DDF) $ 3500 $ 3500
International District DDF $ 7000 $ 7000
Total $ 24179 $ 17340
Grand Total $ 41519 (Rs 28,23,258)
The benefits of this project are multifold. First is the overall improvement in the school infrastructure to make it a model happy smart school for the others to emulate based on its success. Better school facilities will improve school enrollment & attendance, reduce dropout rates, spread healthy habits in the family & community, prevent diseases & diarrhea & improve academic performance. The teachers will also be trained to improve their pedagogical methods of teaching to take advantage of the better infrastructure and benefit the students. About 107 school children in this ZP school will benefit directly & indirectly 600 family members will be positively impacted. School enrolment is projected to increase as facilities and infrastructure improve. Projected life of this school project is 15-20 years.
1. Ongoing repairs & maintenance will be handled by the school authorities with funding from the state government & village council, for which a MOU will be signed with Rotary for this project. Other NGOs will also be invited to support this project on a regular basis.
2. The WASH in Schools facilities will be installed as part of this project.
3. Initial goal will be to improve the infrastructure in the school, with the final goal being to make this happy smart school to be self-supporting.
4. Sports City may seek other rural clubs as partners for this project with their contribution in funds & project planning, execution & follow up.
5. The village council, school authorities & community will be encouraged to be fully involved in maintaining & improving this school with the help of the children, with regular drives for cleaning, tree plantation, RWH, health & medical camps etc.
PRIMARY HOST CLUB:
Rotary Club of Pune Sports City & RID 3131, India
For further details:
Contact: Rtn Vinod Patil, 91 98223 96173 & firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Rtn Sandesh Savant, 91 98220 91102 & email@example.com