Project Brief: This project is an effort to improve the infrastrucutre, teaching aids and quality of education in 10 Govt schools of Kosgi mandal in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: Support ended.
Project Steward: Ravi Chandra Anantha
Project Partner(s): Rakesh Dubbudu
Other Contacts: Giridhar Kolanupaka
Project Address: , Asha-Hyderbad/Bhumi,,,
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 12030

Total = $12030

This project aims to improve the infrastructure and teaching quality in 10 government schools of Kosgi mandal in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. Due to financial constraints the government of AP has instituted a policy to actively seek private/NGO adoption of government schools. As part of this initiative the MEO (mandal education officer) of Kogi mandal has been actively seeking NGOs which can improve the infrastructure in government schools. Bhumi a Hyderabad based NGO which had taken up a similar project has been roped in to help with project by Asha-silicon valley. Bhumi has take up the task of improving 10 schools in immediate need of infrastructure improvement under the purview a Zilla Parishad High school of Gundmal.
The aim is to

a) improve infrastructure like drinking water facilities, toilets, roofs, and compound walls.
b) provide teaching aids, laboratory equipment, science charts, books and stationery.
c) supplement teacher training to improve the quality of education.
d) make the the local population aware of the avenues to improve government school using SSA funds.

Bhumi is a Development Institution which took shape because of a sense of disillusionment with the present leadership of the nation and the state of affairs in our country.

It is a group of like-minded Young Indians who have come together to forge this institution. Bhumi strives to evolve creative and cost effective solutions to the complex socio-economic problems of this nation and, in the process, groom next generation leaders of our country. Our work is presently restricted to our first test bed – Rasoolpura Slum in Hyderabad.

Our development model works on four specific domains to deliver Holistic and Sustainable Transformation.
Our domains are
– Education
– Livelihood
– Health Care
– Water, Environment and Sanitation.

Interventions in the above mentioned domains will be designed to deliver a better quality of life to the communities we work with. Since its inception in 2006, Bhumi has started several initiatives in the aforementioned domains and partnered with numerous other NGOs to mobilize resources to achieve their goals. Their “Freedom Construction “ initiative, helped by 150 volunteers from various walks of life has helped rebuild the Government school in Rasoolpura slums of Hyderabad. At the stroke of mid night on 15th August, an old dilapidated school building was brought down, the school grounds were cleared of garbage and filth, the rubble was used to level the school play ground. Bhumi has also organized several health camps, mentorship programs, livelihood programs at different locations