Kondlahalli- Computer Center at rural high school

Project Brief: Start a computer center in a rural high school to initiate IT aided education in the school
Project Type: Capex / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: DC
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: Akash Gupta
Project Partner(s): Anand Rao
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , High School,,Kondlahalli,
Stewarding Chapter: DC
Feb 2005DCUSD 1200

Total = $1200

The aim of the project is to start a computer center in a community supported rural high school in Kondlahalli village in Chitradurga district, in central Karnataka. This village is in one of the poorest regions in Karnataka, but there is a huge interest in education in the community. The community feels that education is the way they can break out of this poverty circle.

This project is partially supported by the community and the project would be a self sustained ongoing project. One of reasons for supporting this project is that Asha wants to encourage such endeavors of community's investment in the education.

The computers would be used for computer-aided education to sumplement their regular classroom studies. The software would be obtained from Azim Premji foundation and other sources and would be highly interactive and encourage the students to get a first hand experience of working on the computers. In the first phase the students of grades 10th, 9th and 8th would be using the computers.
Asha is supporting the partial cost of buying and installing 4 computers and related educational software. The funding would be 50% grant to the school and rest 50% would a grant to S3IDF which will give it to the school as a loan.
S3IDF (The Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund) is a US based non-profit, non-governmental organisation whose mission is to facilitate small-scale infrastructure and related investments needed for poverty alleviation and overall economic advancement in the developing world. In India, S3IDF is registered as an 80G organization incorporated under Section 25 of the Companies Act. S3IDF creates linkages so that selected small-scale infrastructure service providers and/or their customers can access the necessary know-how, technology, and financing. In assisting these providers and their customers, S3IDF always works in collaboration with local partners � activist and business-like NGOs, academic groups, equipment suppliers, financial institutions and others.