PROJECTS

Freedom Through Education (‘FTE Program’)

Even after 65 years of independence, Millions of Indian children have never, ever been to school. Illiteracy is a self-fulfilling curse that perpetuates the chain of poverty, degradation and child labor.

To reach out to this group of underprivileged children, since the year 1996, RTI across the country started adopting projects aimed at providing quality school infrastructure, and then in 1998 this project was formalized and thus born the National Project of Round Table India “Freedom Through Education” – In pursuit of educating underprivileged children

MMRT 42’s focus on Infrastructure-Building is aimed at promoting Education for Posterity and hence RTI has put in colossal efforts to build FTE School Blocks across the nation. Round Table India has deployed close to 6000 classrooms over the years that will impact close to 6M Children. Of this MMRT 42 has built over 50 classrooms in the neighbourhood of greater Chennai.

Under the FTE Program, we 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 ticket expenditures like Construction.

It is here that we steps in and builds School Blocks with Amenities across India to help such efforts and hand over newly constructed quality school Blocks to the school bodies.

Cost of one classroom (2017-18) ~ Rs.11- 12 Lakhs lacs *
Size of class room ~ 600 - 750 Sq. Ft.
Time frame for completion of construction and hand over ~ 5 months
** This is an approx. budget based on our past average project costs. Variations due to approvals and site conditions are possible.

OTHER AREAS

At the FTE Program schools where we have built classrooms in the past, in order to provide for a holistic use for the classrooms we have also been able to support the project by providing additional facilities like –

1. Providing the building with Solar panels to power the classrooms
2. Proving Toilet blocks for the children to improve the overall hygiene
3. Proving RO water plants to ensure clean water is available to the children

Projects delivered by Madras Midtown Round Table 42 over the past few years


School Name : Madras Seva Sadan School (AND)Sir & Lady M. Venkatasubba Rao School
School Location: Tambaram, Tamil Nadu
School Address: 101, Gandhi Rd, West Tambaram, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600045

Projects delivered Facility Provided Status Partner
Phase I Computer facility Completed eBay Foundation
Phase II Science Laboratory Completed eBay Foundation
Phase III 12 classrooms Completed Madras Seva Sadan Trust & Round Table
Phase IV Solar power project Completed Round Table
Phase V 6 classrooms Work commenced – expected delivery July 2018 Madras Seva Sadan Trust & Round Table
Phase VI 6 classrooms Expected work start Feb 2019 and delivery July 2019 Madras Seva Sadan Trust & Round Table

School Name : Longkhohd School
School Location: Tang Village, Nagaland

School Name Longkhohd School
School Location Tang Village, Nagaland
Project delivered 6 classrooms
Status Completed
Round Table India Classification Freedom Through Education project
Further information http://www.tangschool.org/
Partners for the project Other Round Tables across India and 41 Clubs


School Name : Govt High School in Kannagi Nagar
School Location:Tamil Nadu

School Name Govt High School in Kannagi Nagar
School Location Tamil Nadu
Project delivered Restoration project of school infrastructure post the devastating floods in Chennai (December 2015)
Status Completed
Round Table India Classification Freedom Through Education project
Partners for the project Cognizant Foundation
Partners for the project Other Round Tables across India and 41 Clubs

School Name : Govt. Hr. Sec. School - Pallikaranai
School Location:Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600100

Projects delivered Facility Provided Status Partner
Phase I 6 classrooms Completed Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Round Table
Phase II 6 classrooms Completed Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Round Table
Phase III 18 classrooms Completed Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Round Table


Other Schools (from years gone by)