IDFC Foundation

School led Community Development Project

Improving the quality of school infrastructure for children in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh

Quick Glance

Being a change agent that brings about a long-lasting impact in the education system in the rural India is one of our primary motivators. To meet it, we adopted two schools and an Anganwadi in Sangakheda Kalan, Madhya Pradesh.

We partnered with Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT), to execute the school improvement project and conducted infrastructure repairs, introduced facilities in line with WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Guidelines by WHO and made sure that outdoor play equipment was available for the overall development of each child.

Impact

  • children
    500 children, 10 teachers benefitted
  • improved
    Improved infrastructure & sanitation
  • electricity
    24 x 7 electricity
  • water-conservation
    Water Conservation practices
The thought

The Thought

Quote

Good quality education is key when it comes to improving the socio-economic development in villages. And a major factor that contributes to this is a school’s infrastructure. We hope to improve this very catalyst by repairing the existing infrastructure and introducing new learning equipment for the benefit of the students. Quote

The Approach

We started improving the infrastructure of the schools and Anganwadi by repairing the school buildings and the boundary wall, levelling the ground and painting the entire campus. We also introduced tube wells, a rainwater harvesting system, a medicinal garden, as well as a platform for washing hands and drinking water among others. Community meetings were held to bring about behavioural changes and ensure that the villagers participate in activities like planting saplings.

Sangakheda Kalan is a village situated in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. It has been identified as an ‘Adarsh Gram’ , under the Centre’s Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, a rural development programme aimed at improving the socio-economic and physical infrastructure of villages across India.

The Impact

• The project is expected to benefit 500 children per year, 10 teachers and other workers in the school.

• The school now gets round-the-clock electricity.

• Better infrastructure and facilities.

• Conservation practises such as renewable energy and rainwater harvesting have been introduced.

About HLFPTT

Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) is an Indian 'not for profit' organisation, promoted by HLL Lifecare Ltd, a Mini Ratna Public Sector Enterprise (Govt of India). Their expertise lies in adopting novel approaches for improving maternal and child health, HIV prevention and control, family planning, and adolescent health through direct programme implementations, technical assistance and capacity building.

Learn more about them here

Our Gallery

​​​