Rotaract Club is giving artistic makeover to schools in Chandigarh Art

The government schools in India are known for the poor quality of education, no basic facilities and dull classrooms where students are often bored. But Chandigarh-based organization Rotaract Club wants to change the entire picture of these lifeless government schools by giving them fun makeovers. The Happy School project taken up by Rotary India Literacy Mission aims to adopt schools that lack basic schooling facilities – like proper benches, sanitation, electricity, books, etc. – and give them the much-needed makeover.

In September 2016, their team conducted a survey of government schools in and around Chandigarh to find out which schools lack basic amenities. As per the survey, they selected four schools that were badly in need of a makeover. The team coordinator, Sahil Sharma, told TheBetterIndia in an interview that despite the lack of facilities children attend classes everyday because they want to learn. So, the Happy School project’s team is trying their best to provide these kids a proper learning environment.

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As per their programme’s agenda, they have planned a checklist of nine points to make a “Happy School.” The points included in the checklist are well-painted, well-maintained and secure school building, proper toilets for both boys and girls, clean and adequate drinking water for students and teachers, books, library, games, and sports equipment, desks for students, clean space for faculty, as well as school bags for students. This way their long-term motive is to improve the quality of education in India and completely eradicate illiteracy in the country.

Furthermore, the walls in the classroom are given artistic makeover so that the student’s don’t get bored. Plus, these new colourful walls also serve as teaching aids for children. Not just students, but the team of Happy School even trains teachers to form a better bond with students.

Recently, they have transformed the infrastructure of a government school in Mohali sector 3B1. All thanks to the vibrant transformation, the school has been declared as a Happy School. Now, the government school in Mikhipind near Dhanas is the next to get a ‘Happy’ makeover. This renovation along with two more schools, one in Togan village and another in Dhanoda village, will be completed by March 2017.

To know more about their initiative, you may visit their official website or check out their Facebook page.

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Via: TheBetterIndia

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