Eco-friendly practices in a rural Government School in Banawasi, Kanakapura – a role model
The water shortage in many areas of Bangalore affects children studying in schools, especially those in Government managed schools. Rain water harvesting is a self-sustainable solution to overcome this shortage. With the support of AFP and Accenture, Vidyanikethan implemented eco-based and eco-friendly technologies and techniques at the Government High School in Banawasi, Kanakpura, where about 400 children from rural areas study from 6th to the 10th standard.
Given the large expanse of the ground behind the school, Vidyanikethan also initiated a kitchen garden as a learning experience for the children. The school also installed solar panels to power its lights as there were prolonged power cuts in the area. In many ways, with the support of AFP and Accenture, this school served as a model school to the other schools by its eco-friendly based practices.