About Build A School In India:
Build a School in India's current project is the school of Mata Balak Utkarsha Pratishathan (MBUP). The school works to offer educational opportunities for children in the Sangola, Solapur District, Maharashtra. The school has had wonderful record of success in advancing education in this rural community for students with a 20 mile radius.
Nearly 90% of MBUP's students' parents are farmers who depend on each year's rainfall and crop. The regular occurrences of drought has increased and harvesting is becoming more difficult. Providing children a quality education allows a greater potential for income and success in their lives.
By responding to the local community's needs and gaining local support the school has grown from a pre-kindergarden class by adding one grade level per year. In 2017 Build a School in India collaborated with MBUP, and students can now attend through the 10th grade. The school strives to equip students with knowledge and skills that will allow them to flourish in the Sangola community and not move away for jobs and opportunities in other, larger cities.
The BSI Directors:
Bob and Andrew, the founders of Build a School in India, are dedicated to supporting education for children - especially where it is not always easily accessible, such as underserved rural areas.
Andrew is a former industrial engineer, hospital administrator at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, and health care consultant. Andrew lived in Pune, India for two years, while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has maintained his 50+ year contact with India through friends in the U.S. and by visiting India every few years.