Brief on Project:
The proposal is to provide 1,200 Benches & Desks to poor rural children studying in Government run Zilla Parishad High Schools in villages of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh State in Southern India.
Present Inconvenience (to be addressed by this project):
Children in these schools sit on the floor in their class rooms to take their lessons and write notes which is highly inconvenient and painful as they spend long hours in school of close to 8 hours. Thus this project will help the children sit comfortably in their classrooms and therefore enhance their concentration level which would result in better academic results and more importantly a further interest to pursue education. Equipping schools with this infrastructure would promote literacy and empower the future generation, particularly the more needy poor rural children in villages where the literacy rates are very low.
With each Bench & Desk set accommodating 4 students, a total of 4,800 poor children will be benefitting from this project year after year and this project will become invaluable to the poor students.
Cost of Project:
1,200 Nos. Bench and Desk sets made from MS Pipes of 25 mm diameter and 2mm thickness with MS sheet tops for Bench measuring 15” width and 56” length and for Desk measuring 14” width and 56” length fabricated, grinded and painted each costing Rs.2,220 (aprox $49.33) Rs.26,64,000
Conversion Rate to $1 Rs. 45
Total Project Cost in US$ $ 59,200
Contribution by Contribution Amount Award from TRF
Rotary Club of Tanuku $ 2,500 $ 1,250
Rotary Club of Eluru $ 800 $ 400
Rotary Club of Nidadavole $ 800 $ 400
Rotary Club of Nidadavole Cent $ 800 $ 400
Rotary Club of Koyyalagudem $ 800 $ 400
Rotary Club of Jangaredygudem $ 800 $ 400
DDF of RI District 3020 $ 2,000 $ 2,000
Rotary Club of ________ $ 13,000* $ 6,500*
DDF of RI District ______ $ 13,000* $ 13,000*
Total Project Cost $ 59,250
* Financing pattern can be reworked based on the TRF principle of 1:0.5 award for cash contributions and 1:1 award for DDF contributions and the International contribution can be from more than one Club.
The project can be implemented in the early part of the new Rotary Year 2011-12 and can be completed in about 90 days from the date the funds are received from the TRF.
Rotary Club of Tanuku, RI District 3020, India
Name of Rotarian: Prasad Chowdary Chitturi
Positions held in Rotary: Immediate Past President & Assistant Governor 2011-12
Address: 33-7-10, Suryalayam Street, Tanuku, Pin – 534211, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phones: +91 99590 56000 (Mobile), +91 8819 224762 (Office), +91 8819 223782 (Home)