Goonj partners with one Teacher and parents to change the face of their school in Karnataka
What can one person do? We often ask ourselves. Here’s a story of a teacher, Kitti M.C from Obalapura, Vijayanagar, Karnataka who is devoting his last years teaching young students from 1st to 5th standard, motivating them towards education. He has also been working on the issue of absenteeism and increasing dropout rates of young children. When Goonj’s School to school initiative team partnered with him, together we mobilized and motivated 65 people including many parents of the students of Murar Government Residential Welfare School. The school community thus came together to clean their school overhead tank and the premises to create a positive ambiance. They also painted the school building and the surrounding compound wall.
As a reward, Goonj provided the students with school bags, books and notebooks, pens and crayons and lunch boxes and water bottles.
The result – better ambiance for the school, playground compound, and the surrounding vicinities, more enthused parents, teachers and students who are now excited for their refurbished school. Goonj’s School to School initiative is about building a bridge of surplus school material, empathy and participation between urban and rural school children.