Sheth Shri M.A. Kadwal High School (SSMAKHS) is Vadodara Vibrant Round Table 210’s maiden solo FTE project. SSMAKHS is located about 100kms away in Kadval Village, in Chotta Udepur district of East Gujarat. It is the only high school in a 25 km radius and amongst 42 villages, making it a crucial and impactful project for us. More than 650 students are enrolled and benefitting from this school.
The school building is more than 40 years old.
We contributed to the existing school infrastructure by:-
- Building two class rooms
- Compound wall and Iron Entry Gates
- Repairing and waterproofing the entire terrace which was in dire need of renovation
- IPS concreting of entire assembly area
- building parapet and wall of first floor terrace area which was a huge safety concern for the children
- Cement plaster repairing and painting of lobbies, common areas, external building and compound walls with exterior paint.
- Refurbishing and repairing other amenities during the on-going works
- Yashvir Gaekwad (Vice Chairman – 2016-17)
- Jaypratap Singh (Secretary – 2016 -17)
The Inauguration and handover ceremony was held on the 8th October 2016. Present for the inauguration were local MLA Shri. Mohansingh Rathwa, Our Round Table National President Tr.Manpreet Singh Raja, Area XI Chairman Tr.Sumit Khuraana, other local dignitaries and government officials were present amongst all the school students and their parents.
All students were given stationary kits, tea and snacks were distributed to all present.
Tr. Jaypratap Singh
Secretary – 2016 -17 & Project Convener
Vadodara Vibrant Round Table 210
“A child without education is a bird without wings”- Tibetan Proverb.
With Indias ever increasing population the biggest challenge and the matter of concern is to provide quality education for every child born. Though the Indian government has been partially successful in increasing the literacy rate percentage however there still exits a major gap. Indias majority population lives in rural and yet there are countless villages where the children are not even getting the basic education properly. Illiteracy is a self fulfilling curse that perpetuates the chain of pverty, degradation and child labour. Round Table India has very well taken this initiative to reach out to these areas where the goverment is yet to lay its eyes upon.
After finishing a breakfast fellowship at the Russels Dhaba the fleet of cars in a queue drove down an hour east to reach the narrow lanes of the villages in which the schools were to be inaugurated one by one. The narrow lane opened to a large ground. The villagers and the children were waiting anxiously for our arrival. When we arrived we had a very warm welcome from the local folks with welcome music, and few performances by the local kids. The podium was neatly kept on the stage with Round Table Banners all around. After a small speech from the school caretakers and the local politicians we briefed the locals about the whole Tabling Movement. With loads of thanks and appreciation the locals greeted us whole heartedly. The smiles on the face of the children were a beautiful sight. Now they too can study and get a direction in their lives.
It was a real proud moment for each of the Victorians. A glorious first half of the day was well spent.
We would like to convey warm appreciation to National Board members Tr Manpreet Singh, Tr Christopher Arvinth,Tr Philip Maurya, Area 4 Board members, Project Convenors and donor Mr Pradeep Agrawal and other dignitaries for gracing the event with their presence.
Tr. Ankit Budhia
Blog Convener – KVRT 227
Shriram Kavi Nilayam is a small school in Makkampalayam, Gobichettipalayam District. It is run by the Vivekananda Hill Tribe Development Corporation, an NGO which runs 2 other schools in the same district. This school benefits around 120 students, mostly tribal, all of whom are locals. Earlier they were studying in half closed shacks with tin roofs. Now this 3 classroom project has provided them pucca facility with RC roof, thereby enabling them to get Govt recognition.
Access to this location is very difficult. It takes around 2 hours from Sathyamangalam, all of which is hilly terrain with not very favourable roads. There is no other school anywhere in a 20km radius around this area. The students have been benefitted by this school mainly because of its presence in that area, and because of the fact that it is completely subsidised by the trust namely Vivekananda Hill tribe Development Corporation.
Coimbatore Penta Round Table 101 has taken the initiative to build this school mainly because we felt that there can be no more deserving project. The school that is very happy has requested us to help them with construction of another classroom block that will enable them to add more students. CPRT101 is also contemplating other ways to help this school.