Knowledge as a center of community
The Eva Spring of Knowledge School in northeastern India is lacking classrooms. So far, students have to leave after grade 7. The lack of affordable secondary schools pushes them into the urban centres or into family farming without graduation. The need for new classrooms is there, teachers would also be there, only the money is missing to expand the campus.
Although heavy rainfall determines local life, the school is insufficiently prepared to handle the water. There is a lack of a roofed break area and a concept for drinking and utility water. In our opinion, education also includes the appropriate freedom and space to unfold, discover and experience. In this way, we want to create a campus extension that meets this demand.
Our analysis has shown that an expected increase in attendance at the school would almost triple the number of pupils over the next eight years. In close cooperation with the local community, we are currently working on a three-stage expansion concept with which the school can grow sustainably in the long term. With the planned expansion, we want to provide two hundred additional children with school education in the next few years.
In the first phase, three classrooms will be built and the sanitary facilities will be renewed and extended. This includes a water concept for the provision of drinking water and utility water. All this takes place within the context of an interdisciplinary summer school in India. We plan and realize the Summer School in cooperation with the Technische Universität Berlin and the North Eastern Hill University in Shillong.
In the second phase, we will only help with organisation and financing, so that the third phase of the expansion can be carried out completely independently by craftsmen and the local community. At the end of this long process, the local community will be able to expand and maintain their school on its own, using materials found on the local market.
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