Paathashala ki Aabharanam

Improving Learning Conditions in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


Out of 97 government and municipal high schools located in the constituency, 81 schools have reported inadequate or no class room furniture. The total requirement reported is 7098 benches.


The Swaniti team initatied the “Paathshala ki Aabharanam” project to provide classroom furniture to government schools spanning across 11 mandals. This furniture was sourced from local government Industrial Training Institutes as well as the Vishakapatnam Central Prison workshop, to promote high-impact skill development in the region.


20375 students directly benefitted from the benches in the year of inception, while 2 lakh studuents will benefit from the improved learning environment over next ten years. Further, over 350 students from the ITIs received hands-on training under the project, and prison inmates were provided a source of income as well as 4-5 months of assured work.