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A digitized municipal school

A digitized municipal school

You have probably never heard of a government school like this one. In a village named Wablewadi in in Pune district, there is a government school which is different from all the others in the country.

It is a school that has been there for a long time. It has gone through a kind of makeover that gives many private schools a run for their money. Everything from infrastructure to its teaching methods, the school has changed in such a way that children love attending it.

It all started in 2012, when Dattatreya Ware took charge as headmaster. He saw that the children were not happy about coming to school. There were only 30 students attending at that time. He talked with parents of the children to renovate the school.

The parents did not want any external donations to make this renovation. On their own, they raised Rs. 17 lakh.

The makeover took a year to finish. The entire village funded this project and the work was done completely by the parents without any laborers.

The new renovated school is air conditioned and it runs on solar power. The new teaching method uses electronic and activity based methods to teach children. The number of students has gone up to 90 now.

With such a makeover, the children love attending the school. Dattatreya says that the makeover resulted in a change in the environment of the school. The children who did not like attending the school now come there as early as 8 am and they stay till 7 pm. Dattrateya says that they literally have to shoo them away.

The campus has a WiFi for it and every student is provided with a tablet PC. The school even has a neat botanical garden in it. Another surprising fact is that the school only has four teachers there including Dattatreya.

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