Olcott Memorial High School Besant Nagar Chennai-90 Fund Raising Proposal October 2007 Olcott Memorial High School (OMHS) • • Established 1894 • Location: Theosophical Society Campus, • Besant Nagar,

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Olcott Memorial High School
Besant Nagar Chennai-90
Fund Raising Proposal
October 2007
Olcott Memorial High School (OMHS)
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• Established 1894
• Location: Theosophical
Society Campus,
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Besant Nagar, Chennai
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Free school for socially
and economically less
privileged children
School seeks to remedy
built-in disabilities of
environment and nutrition
Co-education
Classes I through X
Tamil medium
Boys:Girls = 37:26
Student strength = 632
OMHS Context
• Children from nearby
slums: fisherfolk, coolies,
housemaids etc
• Homes of children
• Annual income of Rs.
15-20 thousand
• Rampant domestic
OMHS seeks to provide a
violence, alcoholism,
vibrant, happy environment
women & child abuse
for holistic learning
Curriculum
• Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu State Board
– Tamil - first language
– English -second language
– Maths, Science, Social Sciences subjects
• Students appear for SSLC (Class X) certificate
examinations after 10 years of schooling
• Students of Class VIII – X learn vocational skills
– Tailoring, Embroidery, Drawing and painting, Food
preservation and baking, Carpentry, Book binding,
Screen Printing, Fabric design, Jewellery making
Initiatives
• Nutrition program
– Mid-day meal enriched
with sambhar, rice,
vegetables
– Breakfast at 9:30 am
of Kanji (ragi, cereals,
pulses)
• Classroom provisions
– All students provided with good quality notebooks
– TN Govt covers 100% of textbook needs
• Uniforms: 2 good quality uniforms/year/student
Initiatives
• Technology Aided Learning (TAL)
– Projection equipment and digital lessons to enrich
learning of maths, science, social studies
• Special Program for English and Language
Learning (SPELL)
– To help students with comprehension, oral and written
expression in English
• Primary Resource Centre
– To improve social and thinking skills through educational
games and associated activities
• Library – Reasonable collection
• Games and Sports – Large playground
Teachers: The School’s Lifeline
• Teachers come from
community in and
around Adyar
• Teachers interested in
education of underprivileged children
Committed teachers are responsible for
the unique set of initiatives in the school
Issues that need support
• Teacher and Staff Salaries
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Average teacher salary stands at Rs. 2500/month
Average staff salary stands at Rs. 1350/month
Most teachers struggle to sustain families
Many well-trained teachers leave
• Health and Nutrition
– Parents cannot take care of sick children at home
– Supporting medical expenses is increasingly demanding
• School pays for 3-5 days of medicines, plasters etc
• Free eye check-up, special equipment for the disabled provided
Proposal
• Salaries
– Raise average teacher salary from Rs.
2500/month to Rs. 5000/month over 3 years
– Raise average support staff salary from Rs.
1350/month to Rs. 2000/month over 3 years
• Increase annual health and nutrition budget
by 15%
Proposal
Perceived Impact
• Retention of teachers
• Continued medical support to students
Budget Implications
• 20% increase in 2007-08 over 2006-07
• From Rs. 29 lakh/year to Rs. 35 lakh/year
• 15% increase in 2008-09 over 2007-08
• From Rs. 35 lakh/year to Rs. 40 lakh/year
Support Sought from Asha for Education
• Increased budget needs 2007-2008 =
INR 6 lakh
• Increased budget needs 2008-2009 =
INR5 lakh
• Increased budget needs 2009-2010 =
INR 6 lakh
• Total support for 3 years = Rs17 lakh =
USD 45000

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