The Sri Aurobindo Integral School Betnoti is a co-education school which was founded in 1979 and caters to 350 students of Betnoti town and surrounding areas in the Odisha State, East India. 25% of the students are coming from poor families from very distant tribal farming communities and get free education but they cannot afford to pay for accommodation. At present, two existing classrooms have been converted as temporary housing for those girls and boys.
The key objective of the project is therefore to establish hostel facilities to accommodate 50 SC/ST (Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes) students (25 girls and 25 boys) who are attending the school in different classes. The already existing hostel’s first floor will be extended with the necessary infrastructure to house these 50 students.
This will enable these students from poor farming families to live close to the school in a comfort zone, minimize fatigue, focus on studies, perform better in their exams, move on to higher studies and to greater success in life. A fully-fledged hostel will also help attract students from other villages with limited access to education.
The project will be run in partnership with SRI AUROBINDO INTEGRAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH CENTER.
BASAID supports this project with 15,732 CHF and has supported this NGO in previous projects.