Morning Glory began its operations in June this year and currently has three classes — Nursery, LKG and UKG
Apart from being a free initiative, what makes the initiative different from others is the management’s focus on the environment and its preservation. The school has been constructed in a way that accommodates the vegetation and ground variations around the area. The idea is not only to provide opportunities to the children and their families, but also inculcate in them a desire to preserve the environment by focusing on waste reduction. “The children are at their nascent stage, and this is the right time to make them learn about environment
conservation and waste management,” says Ramapuram adding there is a growing need to make the children aware about nature and its bounty.
Morning Glory began its operations in June this year and currently has three classes — Nursery, LKG and UKG. It has already reached its full capacity of 60 students with four teachers. “We have also adopted the local government school that has classes from 1-8th. So, these children go to this school after passing out from Morning Glory and we will continue to support them with their homework, give them access to computers and audio-visual facilities,” says Ramapuram.
According to Ramapuram, the cost of setting up the school was around Rs 1.25 crore and the estimate cost of running will be around Rs 20-25 lakh annually. Evolve Back plans to raise money for the functioning of the school via donations from their guests at the resort.
When asked about the plans for future Ramapuram says, “We are certain that we will succeed. We have two more hotels in Karnataka, one in Kabini and one in Hampi. There is a plan on expanding and opening a branch there as well.” The institution hopes more people will come together and improve the scale and scope of the schools. Challenges surely remain however to generate awareness on importance of education within the community in Siddapura, but Ramapuram is hopeful that education coupled with availability of meals will motivate more families to send their children.