Bengaluru: Siddapura gets its first environment-friendly pre-school ‘Morning Glory’ for the children of plantation workers, tribal communities and the underprivileged. Managed by the Bangalore based educational foundation building blocks, the entire project and its running are funded by the Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.
Through this initiative, the initiators intend to provide these young children access to an educational environment that helps them to build towards a better future and gives them a fair chance to compete with the outside world.
This English medium school will provide books, bag, and all required stationery in an eco-friendly manner. The children are provided with two meals every day, and their parents are educated on the importance of nutrition.
“Morning Glory is an initiative to create a clean, healthy, and environment-friendly atmosphere for small underprivileged children to learn in. We want children to grow with an understanding of environmental sustainability and the need to preserve mother nature. This all-inclusive free school is our way of giving back to the community that has been a backbone to our growth and success”, said Jose Ramapuram, Executive Director.
Morning Glory, a specially designed school, is created with the desire to maintain and preserve the natural habitat of the surrounding. The interiors are made for students to express themselves openly, and the unique layout is set with the thought of making them feel one with the outside world.
The school’s structure is designed in a thought-provoking way which accommodates the vegetation and ground variations and uniquely drafts it into the school’s design.
The walls are inlaid with blackboards across the school so that no child’s creativity is stifled and windows and doors are shaped uniquely to question standardised linear norms.
This initiative has stemmed from Evolve Back’s(formerly known as Orange County), an established chain of luxury resorts in India, desire to provide education and employment to the local communities around their property as a way of giving back the support the resort receives.