Update on School Building

Gita Krishnamurthy Vidyalaya started in June 2009 in rented premises. The longer term goal was to move to its own premises in order to be able to provide sufficient space and better infrastructure and amenities for the children, so as to enable quality education and all round development, in line with that of good mainstream schools. About 3 acres of land was allocated for the school building in a larger piece of land, acquired by our partner trust Sri Jai Sankara Trust, in 2012.

The Bhoomi Puja for the schoool building was done in July 2013 and construction of the 11,000 sq feet ground floor of the building (Phase 1) started in October of that year. With the completion of sufficient number of classrooms and common amenities such as toilets etc the children moved to the new school building at the beginning of the academic year over 2 years ago, that is, in June 2014.  The ground floor is now fully occupied with all Classes along with Computer Lab and Library. Lighting has been completed and all class rooms have beenprovided with fans. Wireless Telephone connectivity is being established so that internet facilities could be operational. A total of fourteen computers are presently installed, ten from Infosys Ltd and four from Jayendra School, run by Sri Jai Sankara Trust.

To cater to the requirements as the school expands to a high school, construction of  first floor (Phase 2 ) of the building  has commenced in May 2016.  Columns and brick work are in progress and three rooms are nearing completion, commencing from the centre. The present status of construction is shown below:


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The goal is to construct five classrooms and complete the facade of the building to start with. Towards  this Rs 40 Lakhs has been mobilised. An additional Rs 40 Lakhs is required,as soon as possible, to complete the construction of the first floor and efforts are on to access additional funding. Check here for contributing either in INR and US$.