Sunday, 26 February 2017

[] How One Organization is Giving ‘Happy’ Makeovers to Schools in Chandigarh


How One Organization is Giving 'Happy' Makeovers to Schools in Chandigarh

Rotaract Club in Chandigarh has taken up the mission of making the government schools 'happy'.

The time one spends in school often makes it to the long-lasting cherished memories. The joy of learning, making new friends and understanding the world builds a strong foundation for life.

Unfortunately, for many students, happy schooling is far from reality. Many schools in rural areas lack even basic amenities like furniture, washrooms and other infrastructure.

The Happy School project taken up by Rotary India Literacy Mission aims to change that.

The government school in Mohali's sector 3B1 has received a makeover in the past four months since the initiation of the project by Rotaract Club in Chandigarh. The aim is to adopt the schools lacking in basic schooling facilities like benches, sanitation, books, proper electricity and security, and give them a makeover.

"Despite the fact that these schools lack even the basic amenities like drinkable water and proper toilets, students still come to school because they want to learn. We want to encourage these children to learn and create an atmosphere conducive to learning," says Sahil Sharma, team coordinator.

In September 2016, a team of over 500 volunteers conducted a survey of various government schools in and around Chandigarh, and selected four schools that needed the most work. Of the four schools, the one in Mohali sector 3B1 has been declared a Happy School, while the government school in Mikhipind near Dhanas is on its way to becoming one. Renovation of two more schools, one in Togan village and another in Dhanoda village, is underway and will be completed by March 2017, according to Sahil.

According to the programme's agenda, there's a checklist of nine points that makes a Happy School.

These include painted, well-maintained and secure school building, functional separate toilets for boys and girls, wash basins, clean and adequate drinking water for students and teachers, library, games and sports equipment, desks for students, well-maintained space for teaching staff, and shoes and school bags for students.


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