Vaddarahalli School

Vaddarahalli is located close to Bangalore district, Karnataka. Only one teacher takes care of 200 students studying from 1st to 5th standard, in a single room.  The primary facilities like teachers, sitting bench, and toilets are all immediately required in this school. All the students are from economically poor family background and whose parents are mostly
primary school dropouts. Right now, we have distributed some basic things for all the students, like pencils and erasers, geometry boxes, clothes.  A quiz was conducted for the students studying in 5th standard, as a part of Samatva’s motivation plan.

Four underprivileged students were excellent in their studies; Samatva gave each a 750 rupees (14$) scholarship to support their studies. These students were in 8th standard are under constant
monitoring by SMC about their progress. Samatva is looking forward to support them and other students for
their further education.

Halleupparahalli (Kolar district, Karnataka): Trust has appointed a Hindi teacher on a monthly salary basis. Fifteen students who were excellent in their studies received educational materials from Samatva.

We have completed the distribution of mid-day meal plates and tumblers to the school located in the village, Thulasikere near  MMHills forest. The plates were distributed to 60 children, whose parents are economically
poor. Samatva's secretary, Dr. R Siddappa Setty spoke with teachers and parents in this village about Samatva Trust, its objectives, and explained its determination to encourage and support prospective children for higher
education.  Thulasikere has a total of 150 households and out of 150, ten households belong to Soligas tribal community. This village is 4 kilometers from the MMHills temple area. There is no public transportation, people
commute by walking in a steep valley to the nearest town, MM hills. The existing school started on 20th July 1994 and has an education up to 7th standard. As the village is 4 kilometers away and there are no roads to use
motor vehicles, villagers use donkeys as a mode of transportation. They usually hire donkeys near the temple area of MM hills and pay, for example, 35 rupees (~0.75 $) to transport 50 kg of rice. Samatva would like to
continue to coordinate with teachers and children to provide necessary scholarships to bright students for further education.


Improving the Quality of Rural Schools