The future of India depends upon the quality of education imparted to our children. There are 43,447 Government Primary Schools and 3,029 Government High Schools in the state of AndhraPradesh. Though the Government has initiated several programmes to ensure quality education free of cost, the schools in the villages and even the cities are crippled with poor infrastructural facilities, poor supply of Mid-day meals, inadequate teachers and neglect of quality in teaching. We believe the onus of change lies primarily with the Govt. but we realize that given the current scenario, intervention by concerned citizen groups can make a significant positive impact on the system.
With the introduction of the School Adoption' programme in 2008, concrete interventions by individuals or groups are being recognized and initiated as an integral part of the development of Govt. schools. A significant amount of time, capital and efforts are invested to get such programmes operational but a lack of structured implementation makes them unsustainable even in the medium term. In most cases, providing resources to a school is the only step implemented. There is no further involvement of the group in either monitoring these initiatives or evaluating their results, thus rendering these interventions absolutely ineffective in the long term. This scenario led us to the model that aims at providing the government school interventions multi-sectoral advantages and initiates the growth of volunteering that would eventually make these interventions viable and sustainable.