The Government higher primary school in Pilichandikallu, Belthangady, has implemented a smart classroom in an effort to make studying more engaging and attract pupils. This was made possible through the efforts of the school development and monitoring committee (SDMC) and teachers, who also contacted potential funders.
President of the SDMC Abdul Hakeem stated that the institution just celebrated its silver anniversary. “With money from the local MLA, school repairs were conducted. In addition, the school got donations. As we considered what to do next after the celebration, a teacher brought up the necessity for smart classrooms.
We began working on the project immediately. Together with the president of the silver jubilee committee, Pradeep Shetty, we approached Shashidhar Shetty Baroda, owner of Navashakti in Guruvayanakere. His sponsorship includes a 75-inch, Rs 4 lakh television for the entire intelligent class. It was transported to our school in less than ten days “explained Hakeem. “Because the teachers suggested that smart classrooms should also be visually appealing, we enlisted the assistance of a local artist who designed a galaxy concept for the ceiling and nature-related pictures such as the desert and sea life for the walls,” he explained.
Hakeem added that the development of the smart classroom cost Rs 3.5 lakh. Two lakh rupees came from leftover monies from the silver jubilee festivities, while the remainder came from donations. “The facility was inaugurated on February 13, 45 days after construction was completed. We are pleased that we were able to do it without government assistance “he stated. Hakeem has been a member and president of the SDMC for the past 15 years.
The school, which is 25 years old, has 160 students and seven permanent teachers. Anitha, a teacher, remarked that the smart classroom had increased pupils’ desire to learn. The Department of state educational research has now made available online lessons to students. Also, they learn English and rhymes. Several of them also utilise the smart class facility for project work.