Sustainable development of the country is possible only through strong elementary education system. This means providing quality education in every part of the country especially in the remote corners that are totally neglected.

BHORUKA considers educating the rural masses both adult and children as its primary concern. Presently, it has three English medium Co-ed schools located in remote rural areas of Shahapur, Rajankollur, (Gulburga Dist) and Shivapur (Koppal Dist). . High quality education is provided at a low cost. Girl education is encouraged by giving scholarships at school as well as higher education level.

95% of funds earmarked by the government for education goes to paying salaries and is left with paltry 5% for developmental work. This has created unhealthy situation in education system.

In 2000 the Government of Karnataka gave a call to NGOs, Trusts and philanthropic industries to assist the Government by adopting the schools. The Bhoruka Charities has adopted five rural government schools for comprehensive development.

It has provided 5 new rooms to Government Primary School at Hemmige village in Mysore district, 7 rooms at Nidle and 3 rooms in Kalanji Government Schools in Dhakshina Kannada. Apart from this facilities are provided for drinking water and separate toilets for boys & girls. Old buildings in all the adopted schools have been repaired and renovated. Betterment committees have been strengthened. Teachers are appointed wherever there is a shortage.

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Residential schools
(Under Government of India's scheme " Sarva Sikshan Abhiyan")

  • The Vikassanum education and welfare trust has taken up joint management of two residential schools in Shahapur & Shorapur Taluks in Gulbarga District, along with the Department of public Instruction. In these schools importance is given to overall development of Girls who are all drawn from most backward communities. Presently, about 100 girls are benefitted by the scheme.
  • The board exam results have improved by 50% to 80%
  • Girls attendance has gone up by 60%
  • Teachers have shown remarkable improvement in their performance and commitment.
  • Betterment committees have become more responsible and assertive in running the schools.

Newsletter - March 2007