Mutlur School


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Mutlur School - Brief History

  • Unfortunate incidents in the history of Mutlur village necessiated building a separate school on the southside of the village.
  • 6.75 acre land acquired in the year 1983-84 to build a new school in the south-west corner (Google coordinates - 16° 9'13.69"N , 80°28'46.96"E)
New school construction started in the year 1984 and finished in the same year
  • Classes started in the year 1984 with TELUGU as medium of instruction - Classes 1 to 5
  • 6 & 7th Classes started in the year 1990
  • 8, 9 & 10th Classes started in the year 1992
  • The school successfully operated until academic year 2006-07 without any disruption
  • Classes discontinued for 3 months in the year 2007 i.e. from August to November due to lack of student strength
  • The school restarted in November 2007 with ENGLISH as medium of instruction. English-medium permisssion obtained up to 6th Class. Classes from 7th to 10th continue to operate in TELUGU medium.
  • Additional monthly financial support of Rs 17000 - 20000 is needed to maintain desired quality of education for english medium classes. This will ensure minimun student strength in the school and help maintain the license to operate it
  • This additonal amount is needed to pay for extra teachers & staff. Government provided staff alone will not be enough to maintain the desired quality of eduction.  
  • Total of 6 extra teachers and 1 peon employed to maintain the desired quality of education
  • Total number students currently enrolled in the school ~ 150
  • Total number of months financial support is needed in a calendar year = 12 months
  • Mutlur School - Pictures

    School pictures taken during recent visit to Mutlur by Vinod Vuyyuru 

    http://public.fotki.com/Uppalas/vinods-india-visit/mutlur-school/

      • From these pictures, it is evident that school infrastructure is in shambles
      • There is no functional toilet in the school
      • There is no running water supply in the school
      • There is no drinking water supply in the school 
      • Number of class rooms in the school have no proper benches and tables for students
      • The entire school ground is in bad shape, limiting students' potential to play any games

    Mutlur School - Help Needed
    • Your help and support is needed to finance additional monthly expenses to maintain the desired quality of english medium eductation.
      • 100% support for the full 2008 calendar year = Rs 240000
      • 50% support for the full 2009 calendar year = Rs 120000
      • Total financial support = RS 360000
      • No financial support after 2009.  Annual fee collected from students will be used to fund monthly maintenance charges
    •  Financial support to improve physical infrastructure
      • Focus on basic amenities
      • Clean the entire school premises and get rid of unwanted plants & trees.
      • Re-build toilets and provide water supply to maintain the upkeep of toilets
      • Provide water supply and drinking water
      • Re-paint entire school building
      • Provide all class rooms with furniture - for students & teachers
    • Provision will be made to facilitate full scholarships to economically backward students i.e. to cover annual fee & books (approximately 15-20 students / year starting academic year 2009)
    • Teaching staff and villagers help will be taken to finalize list of qualifying students for scholarship.

    Mutlur School - Teachers

    Elementary School - LKG to 5th Class

      • Government provided teachers
        • G. Devika Rani (HM)
        • N. Salman Raju
        • N. Venkata Lakshmi
        • P. S. B. L. T. Sundari
      • Privately funded teachers
        • M. Padmaja  - Rs 2000
        • M. Srinivasulu - Rs 2000
        • G. Vijaya - Rs 2000
        • G. Anuradha - Rs 2000
        • Lakshmi (Maid) - Rs 1000  (Govt pays additional Rs 700 per month)
        • Total private funding per month for elementary school = Rs 9000

    High School - 6th to10th Class

    • Government provided teachers
      • P.Venkata Subbamma - HM (She is on long term leave because of health issues, expected to retire. Once she reires government provides new HM)
      • M.Kamala Kumari - Social Studies
      • K.Latha Priyadarshini- Natural Science
      • Bajith Khan - English
      • A.V.K. Sujatha
      • A.Krishna Kumari- Telugu, 2nd grade
      • Anala Kumari  - Physical Education
      • Shammi Munisa Begum - Hindi, 2nd grade
        • Right now goverment is not providing teaching faculty for Maths. May be getting next year. Now a days, government is not providing special teacher for drawing class.
      • Privately funded teachers
        • SK. Mujeer - Physics, Maths - Rs 3000 + 300 (Travelling allowances)
        • K.Subbaiah - Maths - Rs 2000
        • M  Venkateswar Rao - Rs 2000 (asking for one more hundred, might be in near future)
        • Total private funding per month for high school = Rs 7300
      • Remaining Rs 3700 is used for school supplies & miscellaneous items. Need exact break up details of this expenditure as this amount is very significant compared to the total amount being paid for salaries.

    Mutlur School - Student Strength & Other Details

    • LKG - 15 Boys, 15 Girls, Total students = 30
    • UKG - 2 Boys, 1 Girls, Total students = 3
    • 1st Class - 3 Boys, 12 Girls, Total students = 15
    • 2nd Class - 16 Boys, 9 Girls, Total students = 25
    • 3rd Class - 12 Boys, 14 Girls, Total students = 26
    • 4th Class - 7 Boys, 11 Girls, Total students = 18
    • 5th Class - 8 Boys, 5 Girls, Total students = 13
    • 6th Class - 10 Boys, 9 Girls, Total students = 19
    • 7th Class - 2 Boys, 11 Girls, Total students = 18
    • 8th Class - 5 Boys, 2 Girls, Total students = 7
    • 9th Class - 4 Boys, 12 Grils, Total students = 16
    • 10th Class - No classes for the year 2007-08

    Total number of students = 184

    Mutlur Convent Details

    • Mutlur convent is currently run by Vunnava Prasad in a small building close to Mahalaxmamma Tree
    • Classes - Nursery, LKG, UKG, 1st to 5th Class
    • The convent runs a school bus to bring students from Karampudi. There are currently 40 students attending the convent from Karampudi village.
    • Convent attracts significant number of students from the north side of the village.
    • Student strength by class
      • Nursery - 35
      • LGK - 35
      • UKG - 30
      • 1st Class - 34
      • 2nd Class - 29
      • 3rd Class -  20
      • 4th Class -  15
      • 5th Class -  11
    • Total strength = 209
    • Fees - Rs 2400
    • Total staff = 10 (9 teachers - most of the teachers are subject wise teachers and not class-wise + 1 staff to maintain register & admin stuff)

    Tution Fee Analysis

    • Mutlur convent  - Rs 2400 / year
    • Chebrolu school - Rs 3600 / year
    • Top Kids - Guntur School - Rs 6600 / year. This school is considered one of the best in Guntur.

    Total student strength in Mutlur & Karampudi

      • Mutlur school student strength - 184
      • Convent school students - 209
      • Estimated number of students attending St Xaviers elementary & high school - 450
      • Estimated number of students attending Chebrolu school or any other school outside the Mutlur village - 50
      • Total potential student strength - 900

    Potential Donors List

    • Gaddam Srinivas, Punati Rajashekar (Vasu), Inampudi Ankamma Rao, Modhukuri Thirupathi Rao, Vuyyuru Vinod, Uppala Srinivasa Rao, Modhukuri Srinivas Rao, Vuyyuru Venkata Krishna Rao, Inampudi Koteswara Rao, Inampudi Suman, Venu, Inampudi Krishna, Medikonduru Ravindra, Kandula Sambasiva Rao

    Donors List - Monthly Sponsorship

    • January 2008 & 09 -    Vuyyuru Vinod               Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • February 2008 & 09 -  Uppala Srinivasa Rao      Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • March 2008 & 09 - Gaddam Srinivas                   Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • April 2008 & 09 - Inampudi Ankamma Rao         Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • May 2008 & 09 - Modhukuri Thirupathi Rao      Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • June 2008 & 09 - Punati Rajashekar (Vasu)       Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • July 2008 & 09 -  Modhukuri Srinivasa Rao       Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • August 2008 & 09 - Inampudi Koteswara Rao   Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • September 2008 & 09 - Vuyyuru Krishna Rao   Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • October 2008 & 09 -  Inampudi Krishna             Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • November 2008 & 09 - Dhanekula  Venu           Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)
    • December 2008 & 09 - Inampudi Suman            Amount - Rs 20000 (2008), Rs 10000 (2009)

    School Infrastructure - Priority List

    • We have requested school staff and students to prioritize the following infrastructure items. Please check back on the survey results.

    [  ] Toilets with running water
    [  ] Drinking water
    [  ] Paint school buildings - Interiors & Exteriors
    [  ] Benches & Chairs in all class rooms - For Students
    [  ] Tables & chairs for all staff in class rooms & staff rooms - For Teaching Staff
    [  ] Ceiling Fans in all class rooms & staff rooms
    [  ] Clean entire school premises
    [  ] Play grounds with sporting goods - Volley Ball Court, Throw Ball Court etc
    [  ] Teaching aids - Books, Maps, Diagrams etc.
    [  ] Teaching aids - Lab & Lab equipment

    [  ] Building additional class rooms to support LKG & UKG. 10th class rooms are being used today.

    • Toilets are in functional condition but there is no running water.
    • School timings? Elementary school - 9.00am - 3.45pm; High school - 10am - 4.45pm.
    • What steps are being taken for the upkeep of toilets? A small overhead tank exists in school, which is connected to village overhead tank. Same water is being used by school children for both driking purpose as well as general upkeep
    • What are students & staff doing today for drinking water? Drinking same water coming from village overhead tank.
    • What are kids doing for lunch? Almost all students go home for lunch
    • Do children play any out door games like volley ball, soft ball? No. no grounds are available and at same time no sporting goods available.
    • How big is the mosquito problem and are there any measures taken to control the same? No measures are being taken today. Evenings are particularly hard for children. As such, significant reduction in mosquito population since November 2007.
    • Does school have any history of screen students for medical or health related issues? Once in 6 months or year
    • Does school have any history of providing afternoon meals or free lunch? Elementary school is provided with provisions sufficient enough to cook for only 10 children. Maid Laxmi cooks lunch for 10 students on daily basis.
    • How much is the electricity bill per month and who is paying for it? Due to wiring issues, currently, there is no electricity provision. Rs. 10000 is commited by a donor in mutlur village to repair wiring problems.
    • What school supplies are currently needed. ex- chalk piece, dusters etc? Who is paying for the school supplies? Government provided money would be sufficient for school supplies.
    • How about phone connection in school? No phone connection available
    • Couple of class rooms in school have no doors.