RC Rasipuram, RID 2982, implemented a global grant project at the Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School and turned it into a Happy School with a host of new sanitation facilities. The project worth ₹27 lakh benefited more than 1,000 students.
Two smart classrooms, 25 desktop computers, an RO unit for drinking water, an exclusive toilet block for girls with sanitary pad incinerator and a handwash station were executed as part of the Rasi Rotary Happy School Project. “A need assessment was done by the club’s Foundation Committee by visiting the school and interacting with the school management committee and the headmaster,” said N P Ramaswamy, primary contact of the club.
While training of teachers in the operation of a smart class was given by the vendor Tata Edge, the hands-on training in computer education was provided by ICT teachers from the State Council of Educational Research and Training. The club roped in an NGO — Integrated Development Initiatives and Alternatives Foundation (INDIA) — to teach students effective use of handwash station and toilets.
RC Kent, RID 5030, the global partner contributed $7,000 for the WinS project. “We completed the project in four months and inaugurated the facilities to coincide with the reopening of the school after a long spell of Covid lockdown.”
DG K Sundaralingam, IPDG K S Venkatesan, district stewardship chair PDG T S Shanmugasundaram and DRFC Babu Kandaswamy were present at the inauguration of new WinS facilities. Club president Anbalagan presided over the inaugural event. Past president S Kathiresan and project chair S Balaji spoke about the implementation process.