Seva Bharathi

Project Brief: The Seva Bharathi school was built for the children of the Ullal Upanagara village, about 15 kms from Bangalore.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: dropouts (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Jayashree Janardhan
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , ,,Ullal Upanagara,
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Dec 2000SeattleUSD 2500
Dec 1999SeattleUSD 2500
Dec 1998SeattleUSD 2500

Total = $7500

The residents of the Ullal Upanagara village are very poor, underpriveleged people. The Seva Bharathi school runs classes up to the 7th grade. In addition, they have doctors who make regular visits to the school.

This project proposal was received from a volunteer at Iowa State university. Asha Seattle followed up on this, got a site visit done and then started funding this project in 1998. Seva Bharathi is situated in the Ullal Upanagara village approximately 15 kms from Bangalore (around 4 kms from the Bangalore University campus). This village is a small settlement of approximately 1200 huts. The residents of this village were previously living in a slum next to the football stadium in Bangalore. These slums were cleared up by the government and their residents were asked to occupy land in what is now Ullalu village.
Rashtrotthana Parishat is an NGO based in Bangalore which is mainly involved with setting up and running the school Seva Bharathi at Ullalu village.