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BIAL rebuilds three government-run schools in Bengaluru

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The objective was to lower the school drop-out rate that occurred due to the lack of financial resources, the statement said.
Bengaluru: The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, has rebuilt three government-run schools into modern facilities, using company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds.

The physical infrastructure of the schools has been modernised and expanded, leading to a threefold increase in student enrollment for the ongoing academic year," the BIAL statement said. Two more schools are under construction and expected to be ready before the start of the next academic year (2020-21).

Students of the renovated schools will have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure that features computer rooms, science labs, playgrounds and libraries. All schools are also powered by solar energy. In order to ensure proper hygiene and sanitation facilities for the students, especially girls, modern toilets have been provided. Additionally, the installation of RO purifiers at each school has ensured clean drinking water at the school premises.

Apart from providing learning material and stationery for 2,500 students, BIAL, in association with Sri Sathya Sai Annapurna Trust, provides nutritious and well-balanced breakfast for over 3,000 children from across 30 schools, each day.

The airport operator has collaborated with the Department of Education, Govt. of Karnataka, to implement the Learning Enhancement Programme, with an aim to recruit 100 English and other subject matter experts for selected Government Schools in Devanahalli Taluk. So far, 50 teachers have been recruited and deployed at various schools.

In 2018-19, as many as 261 students benefited from the BIAL Scholarship that was introduced to motivate talented students from five panchayats around the Airport and support their pursuit of quality education from PUC to Post Graduation, and beyond. Students were shortlisted based on their ambitions and aspirations, as well as academic record. The objective was to lower the school drop-out rate that occurred due to the lack of financial resources, the statement said.
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