FTE - Classroom constructions

  • Freedom Through Education - Classroom construction

    Our Round Table National Project is "Freedom Through Education" (FTE) and its main aim is to educate underprivileged children. Under the FTE Program, Tablers identify needy Schools for underprivileged that are operating from dilapidated or open structures; schools that have land available but little resources to take up big expenditures like Construction. RTI builds School Blocks with Amenities across India to help such efforts and hands over newly constructed quality school Blocks to the school bodies.

    2015-16    2014-15

    Construction of 12 Class Rooms at the Madras Seva Sadan School at Tambaram

    MMRT 42s makes a very careful selection of the schools where we would like to execute our FTE projects. Normally from a list of prospective schools the team makes a visit to each campus and identifies the most deserving school based on their current infrastructure status and more importantly the schools capability to put these assets to good use where they have a good system is place for employing teachers and conduction the affairs of the school in a professional manner.

    The Madras Seva Sadan School in Tambaram was identified as the FTE project site for 2015 - 16 by the projects team. An MOU was signed between Madras Seva Sadan Trust and MMRT 42 Foundation in Feb 2016 for construction of 12 class rooms and the MOU is cited as a joint project between the two bodies. The total project outlay is for construction of approximately 9200 Sq. Ft of built up area at a cost of 1.05 Crores. This project will be funded by the MSS trust at 60% and by MMRT 42 at 40% of the total cost. The construction is expected to begin in July 2016 after securing all required approvals.

    Setting up of a Computer Lab and Science Lab at Two schools

    The funds for setting up a science lab in the Govt High School in Pallikarnai and a computer lab in the Madras Seva Sadan School in Tamabaram were raised from e-Bay Foundation. The grant amount was for USD 5000 which was sent to the RTIT trust and later transferred to our Foundation. This was a global grant to which we had applied and the paperwork and approval process was lengthy. The funds were received in Nov 2015 and with the diversion of our efforts in Dec related to the flood relief work this project did not take off as planned. We could reinitiate the work in Feb 2016 and the donors were kept informed of the initial delay as well. The two labs was set up utilizing this fund and the balance funds from our foundation. The total outlay of the project was close to 3.50 Lakhs

    On June 10th the computer lab which was set up by MMRT 42 was also inaugurated at the MSS Campus after the Bhoomi Pooja for the FTE project. Supply of School Uniforms and Books for Library at Sarada Vidyalaya

    Sarada Vidyalaya in T Nagar which is run by the Ramakrishna Mission had approached us for support required to provide School uniforms for the students and purchase of books for their library which were damaged during the Chennai Floods. From the donations raised by MMRT 42 we were able to support by contributing 3.00 Lakhs

    Restoration project at Kannagi Nagar School – Funded by Cognizant Foundation

    The Kannagi Nagar Govt High School was identified as part of the approved list of centers which would be supported by the Cognizant Foundation supported projects which was part of a large funding received by Round Table India to help rehabilitate and restore education institutions in the Chennai Area after the 2015 floods. Our project was approved by the Cognizant Foundation. The scope in this project includes complete painting of the school, changing of class room floor tiles, restoration of the water proof tiles on the terrace, Restoration of wooden furniture, restoration of doors and windows and storage cabinets in the classrooms.

      Name of the School and Location

      No. of Classrooms

       No. of Student Benefited

       Project Cost

       Year of Completion

     Social Service League School





     Nagalpuram School, Chennai





     Govt. HSS Kathivakkam Chennai





     Kathivakkam school, Chennai





     CCARA Ev Trust Orphanage Chennai





     Sri Karthikeya Trust, Chennai





     P.J. Gupta School, Ambattur





     Government higher secondary school, Arumbakkam





     Mallikatte Govt. School Mangalore





     National Association for Blind Goa





     Dr Radhakrishnan school Tirutani





     Sholinganallur School





     School @ Sholavaram





     Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Pallikaranai, Chennai





     Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Pallikaranai, Chennai





     Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Pallikaranai, Chennai





    FTE Through SSS Scheme:

    During the year 2014 – 15 MMRT 42 has partnered with Government of Tamil Nadu through Self Sufficiency Scheme for constructing 16 classrooms at Govt. Hr. Sec. School at Pallikarnai. MMRT 42 has raised 51% of the total cost through various Fund Raising Events and an amount of Rs. 57 lakhs was handed over to the Project Director, Kanchipuram. The Government of Tamil Nadu accepted our project proposal and in turn released a matching amount of Rs. 55 lakhs.

    Through this Special Initiative MMRT 42 was able to construct 16 class rooms at the cost of Rs. 1, 12, 00, 000/-.