FTE Assist Project by Bombay Round Table No. 2
BRT2 completed one more project this year. This is the second project of the year and it was completed in a record time of 40 Days.
Maharashtra Siksha Niketan High School is located in the slums of Chembur, Mumbai and the school had very weak infrastructure.
We thus decided to build a science and computer lab which is a basic necessity for any quality education.
The project was done under FTE Assist with Fullerton India being one of the contributors.
The project was completed in a record time of 40 days and it has benefited more than 700 children.
The inauguration was attended by CSR Incharge of Fullerton India and National CSR Conveynor Tr Vikaash Agarwal.
The school organized a beautiful programme at the inauguration.
ASRA school caters to specially-abled students who often consider themselves not compatible with being part of everyday society. The school was established in 26th September 1991, chaired by Mr Nilamani Khuntia, and a few concerned others who worked together for the welfare of society.
Not only does this school provide education to special needs children, it also does it free of cost. It was, prior to the contribution of Round Table India and BRT 53, operating out a rented space, with no proper planning to cater to the growing number of students in the locality. This entire set up directly benefits 180 special students which consists of 6 classrooms and toilets spread over a total 4100sqft built up area.
We at BRT 53 stand firm in our agenda of promoting ‘Freedom Through Education’ and by creating this strong platform for such eager but ignored students, we are hopeful to create a collaborative and supportive environment in ensuring that every person, however differently-abled they may be, feel like contributing members of society and uphold their respect in the community.
HCRT-142 and HCLC-71 inaugrated Two Classrooms at S V v V Samiti School in Belavanaki Village, Ron Taluka, Gadag District.
Belavanaki Village is approximately 45 kms from Hubli City.
Area 10 Chairman Tr. Mahendra Yadav was the chief guest & Area 10 Chairperson Cr. Megha Saigal was the guest of Honour.
We also donated 40 desks and Sponsored School Fees of 39 Students in this school.
We also renovated a Toilet Block for girls in same school. Inauguration was done on 31st March, 2017.
Thanks to Area Chairman Tr. Mahendra Yadav and Area Projects Convenor Tr. Dr. Harish for sanctioning RS 25,000
from Area 10 Reach Rural Grant.
Great efforts by our Project Convenor Tr. Pavan Motgi, who was involved from project identifing stage to
co ordinating with school Authorities, Contractor, Completion and Inauguration.
Tr. Alok Ankalikar
3 classrooms built by Salem Metro Acme RT 175 and LC 91 @ Champion Nursery and Primary School.
On 12 March 2016, we at Salem Metro Acme Round Table 175 and Salem Metro Acme Ladies Circle 91 inaugurated 3 New Classrooms at Champion Nursery and Primary School.
Champion Nursery and Primary School is a private school started in 2015. The school is located at Chekkadipatty Village approximately 50 Kms from Salem and provides free education to orphan and semi orphan children. The school collects only government prescribed fees from rural and tribal students. The school’s only aim is to offer quality education for the benefit of the orphan and rural students.
The objective of the project was to build 3 classrooms which is expected to significantly increase school attendance and improve the quality of education benefitting approximately 100 schoolchildren by creating smart learning environments. The impact of this on the community will be that the students have better environment for them when they are studying which will motivate them to come to school and excel in their curriculum.
The project is done with contribution from Champion Nursery and Primary School, SMART 175, SMALC 91, RTIF and RTIT.
The Inauguration and handover ceremony was held on 12.03.2016 in the presence of TR.Suman Voora (National President, RTI), CR.Veda Bestin (National Secretary, LC), TR.Chirag Vora (Chairman, AREA 7 RTI), CR.Minal Shroff (Chairperson, AREA 7 LC), TR.Subbu Sundaresan (Vice Chairman, AREA 7 RTI), TR. Amol Sancheti (AST, AREA 7 RTI), Tablers, 41rs, HTs, Circlers & Twinklers in the school premises.
There was a small program arranged by the students, later the students were given stationary kits, tea, and snacks were distributed to all present.
With Best Regards,
LMF Tr.Ketan Kumar
Project Convenor – SMART 175
41rs Co-Ordinator – Area 7, RTI
Madras Spice Ladies Circle -133- Toilet Block
It is a higher secondary school in Nagalkeni, started in the year 1973 as a Middle School. All Students are from underprivileged families. As on date, they have a single toilet, for the girls. They have totally 30 classrooms in 2 acres land and one toilet for 865 students. We have build the 1 toilet block with 4 toilet along with a wash basin area . When we visited the school we noticed that kitchen was in very bad shape . We have entirely renovated the kitchen with tiles and paint along with that we have provided a shed for the children to have their noon meal comfortably.
On 20th April 2017 we at Hubli Accent Round Table 153 inaugurated 5 classrooms which were renovated with construction of 50% walls, new Roofing, Plaster, Painting, Electrification & Vitrified flooring.
Also 4 toilet Blocks were newly constructed (2 girls & 2 boys) with drainage, Plumbing & required amenities ,
This project was done with contribution from The School Ambedkar Shikshana Samsthe, Fullerton India, AVM Granite, RTI & Members of Round Table India & Ladies Circle India.
The Function was attended by Mrs.Megha Saigal, Area Chairperson Ladies Circle India Area X, Mr.Sachin Shah, Area Vice Chairman Round Table India Area X, Mr.Nitin Shenoy, Chairman HART 153, Mr.Pavan Kulkarni, Secretary HART 153, Mr.Sachin Shenoy –Project Convener, Mr. Ritesh Patadia– Project Co-ordinator & members of Hubli Accent Round Table -153. Mr.Siraj from Fullerton India, Mr. Mahavir Prasad Malani & Mr. Vivek Malani from AVM Granite were also present.
Tr. Pawan Pawar
IT & Blog Convenor, HART 153
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