ZPHS, DHARMASAGAR, WARANGAL RURAL DT
The school has a strength of 300 with nearly 75% girls. Impressed by the transformation brought at ZPHS Mogilicharla by the HM Ms E Sumadevi during her earlier stint, KEATS decided to pitch in for the provision of basic infrastructure and all round development. The estimated cost of Rs 10.00 lakhs was pledged at the AGM on 26th Aug, 18. In addition, the locals and parents would contribute Rs 1.00 lakh. As rain water was stagnating, the school ground was leveled and an open dais erected for the children to have mid-day meals under shade. Part funding was done in the distribution of 50 cycles to selected girls. A TV, desktop computer and printer cum scanner were donated.
Facilities created: Installation of RO plant, storage tank and a bore well, construction of additional toilets and repairs to old ones, setting up Computer lab, Science lab and digital class room. The inaugaral function was conducted on 17th December,18. Support was extended to special coaching classes for meritorious students.
Bombai Tanda is a tribal village near Yellandu. An anganwadi is also in the same campus. After a visit, their requirements were assessed and assistance given in the form of – providing benches, books, plates/glasses, water motor and fans; renovating the buildings and toilets; repairing borewell and the main gate. An inaugural function of the facilities created at the school and anganwadis was held on 20th Feb’17.
During the interaction with the villagers there was a request for construction of toilets for all houses. It was decided to provide individual toilets to 114 approved beneficiaries in the first phase by funding the gap between the actual amount and that sanctioned by the government. This was completed in Oct’17. The remaining 100 were taken up in the second phase and completed by Sept’18. The project envisaging to make the village “ODF” costed over Rs 30 lakhs.
The village was declared ODF by Sri G H P Raju, IG – CRPF, Southern Command at a function on 9th March, 2019 in the presence of Md Jaffar Khan, MPDO, Illendu amidst traditional welcome and fanfare by the tribals.
With the CSR funds of Pennar Group of Industries, developmental activities at this school along with the Primary school at Dharmaraopet were undertaken. The repairs to flooring, toilets for boys, girls and staff, provision of drinking water etc. were completed at a cost of over Rs 10 lakhs. Computers and projector were installed.
The two government schools were revisited in Dec’17 along with two other schools at Sriramulapalli and Peddapeta. Further repairs and improvements in infrastructure shall be completed by Apr’18 at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakhs, courtesy Pennar Group.
The upper primary school has nearly 350 students studying in Telugu medium. Two visits were made in August and September by the EC members. Further to the discussions with the Headmistress and local representatives, it was decided to fund the following activities: Construction of toilets, providing furniture, sports kit, electrical items, books, painting of buildings, development of greenery, training on Computers and English speaking skills.
In September, 2016 the school ground was levelled for creating volleyball, badminton and tennicoit courts. Plantation was undertaken to develop greenery. Computer Basics Training was initiated. Community center in the village was upgraded for the youth to prepare for competitive exams. The total expenditure incurred was around Rs 25 lakhs. The facilities were inaugurated on 27.11.2016 by Sri Tummala Nageswara Rao, Minister for R&B, Govt. of Telangana.
The trust houses nearly 40 orphaned girls mostly born to sexually abused women or rescued from child labour. Their annual school/college fees of approximately Rs 4.25 lakhs is being reimbursed for the last three years.
On the occasion of marriage of two inmates, spontaneously over Rs 2,00,000 was contributed in cash and kind to be gifted to the couples. Coaching expenses of a resident pursuing IAS was borne. A sanitary napkin incinerator was donated.
Started in 2000 by Mr Ayika Raju and supported by his spouse, the home currently takes care of 40 children. KEATS pitched in to meet their needs of a toilet for girls and a separate block for the terminally ill. An appeal from our Chairman attracted donations of Rs 12 lakhs approx. within a few days. We are excited by such support to a noble cause. With the designs ready, the civil works commenced in April,18 and completed by December,18. The Exigency ward was inaugarated by Sri Katamneni Bhaskar, Collector – West Godavari Dist on 19th December.
The school was started in 1983 to extend holistic education for poorer sections of the society – those living in huts, BPL homes and orphanages. Over the years, boys and girls from labour class families were admitted with free education or at concessional fee. The strength of the English medium school is nearly 400. To support financially, KEATS has contributed Rs 2.21 lakhs towards fees of 18 selected merit students. At their 35th Annual Day celebrations on 10th Feb’18, it was announced that college fees for the next five years will be sponsored for three students on merit-cum-means basis.
CSS is a decade year old NGO running an orphanage for 100 girls, a free-education school with a strength of nearly 600 and a training center for women. Impressed by their services, KEATS met their requirements by providing financial assistance of Rs 7.92 lakhs in June’18. The amount shall be utilized for running a class of 40 (Rs 2.40 lakhs), health and hygiene expenses of all the 100 inmates (Rs 2.22 lakhs) and living and educational expenses of 11 girls for one year (Rs 3.30 lakhs). A sanitary incinerator and napkins for 6 months were also provided.
The home has its own building with 30 orphaned boys studying from class I to Inter – mostly in English medium. A team of dedicated women are providing quality food, shelter, clothing and education for the last two decades. The EC members visited the home on 2nd Oct’15 (Gandhi Jayanthi) and found the boys to be disciplined, devotional and academically good. Three boys have been adopted and their annual expenses of Rs 1.05 lakhs (Rs 35,000 each) were met. In addition, six computers were provided by Avantel Ltd and Pennar Industries Ltd. One pair of dresses purchased for all boys for Diwali’15.
We envisage to start a similar orphanage on our own in near future. Several philanthropists made a total commitment in excess of Rs 10 lakhs per annum for the next five years for this cause. EC members visited several orphanages in and around the city of Hyderabad to get a first hand information.
The school has a strength of 480. Provided 30 benches for classrooms. Repaired toilets and borewell motor bringing them back to use after several years. Financial support given to 15 girls with no parent or single parent. Training in Spoken English and Life Skills imparted in summer’15. Computer Lab renovated for training on practical courses. Birthdays and other events were being celebrated with the students by distributing books, fruits etc. The dais of open air auditorium was rennovated at a cost of Rs 2.25 lakhs which was inaugurated on 26.11.2016
The project envisages imparting computer skills to the students of Government schools. The existing infrastructure in the Computer Labs shall be refurbished and/or new equipment installed. Under the name Super-30, select group of 30 students were taught English/Telugu typing, DTP, Internet Usage and MS Office in a period of 3 months by a KEATS appointed Trainer. The 5 schools identified for first phase were: ZP Girls high school, Tiruvuru; ZP Boys high school, Tiruvuru; ZP High school, Kokilampadu; ZP High school, Gampalagudem; APSWRS and Jr college, Tiruvuru.
In the second phase, 50 schools in Krishna Dt were targeted. The inauguration was done by ZP chairperson Mrs. Gadde Anuradha on 1st May’16 at Patamata, Vijayawada.