A dilapidated building, leaking toilets with unhygienic conditions, and classrooms that are woefully inadequate to impart education — that was how a survey team from RC Calcutta Yuvis, D 3291, found the Gayatri Hindi Vidyalaya when they visited it in the Serampore village in Hoogly district, Kolkata, in January 2017, during a field work to identify schools for their WinS project.
Soon the club under the leadership of its president Virendra Choudhury swung into action to renovate the school. With a budget working to ₹20 lakh, the club roped in the Aditya Birla Jan Seva which is the CSR wing of Jayashree Textiles and together they transformed the school with new paint, toilets, wash facilities, water purifiers, benches and desks and blackboards for classrooms and addition of more teachers and classrooms. DG Brojo Gopal Kundu who inaugurated the school was happy that “the Rotary-CSR tie-up has helped more children to get quality education in a favourable ambience. I hope this transformed facility will attract more children to attend school and enjoy a better future.”