Lay a Brick, Build a School
An initiative by Samvedana Trust to build a school for the underprivileged in Lana, Ahmedabad:
With an aim to give quality holistic education to rural India, Samvedana has begun a challenging yet much needed initiative of filling the gap of English education in villages by starting a holistic english medium school in Lana, a small village near Ahmedabad.
All set with well qualified teachers from Ahmedabad as well as Mumbai, with parenting modules by experts, in a temporary structure we started on a very positive note with 70 kids from 14 small villages on June 13th 2019.
The real challenges began with the first snake crawling up in the class the first week & after a month the first rains, breaking open the roof of one after the other three classrooms. A sensitized volunteer and architect with Samvedana, joined us in our endeavor to overcome this challenge. Together we have a sustainable solution ready to this unsettling hurdle and create a learning environment matching with their urban peers:
A foyer for the assembly and opening circle with kids. The same space can be used for their lunch break and parent meetings- This space is planned to create an inclusive environment in the school.
Smart class- To bring the world exposures into a rural classroom making them global citizens
Computer lab- Giving them digital literacy.
Library - with Board games, Bilingual books, activity tools- Enhancing their critical thinking, logic, mental math, language with Fun and Learn approach.
Classrooms- To provide ideal space for learning under stable-safe structure.
Activity zones for creative arts, performing arts and workshops- Giving them environment to explore their creativity.
Sports arena for Elementary class; Play area for Pre kids- Sports is inherent for a balanced growth of a child. Rural areas do not have any Sports complexes, which is a huge gap!
Kitchen- Being consciously aware about hazards of malnutrition on the mental growth of a child, this provides daily nutrition to children.
Admin & Staff room
Sanitation, drinking water facility