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Eco-friendly school for environmental sustainability and quality Education

Kolkata, August 12, 2022: GTPL KCBPL, one of the leading Kolkata based MSO consortium, has undertaken a positive initiative towards building a school at Kalitala, one of the interior most islands in Sunderban. The main aim is to spread knowledge and impart quality education to the people and provide them an opportunity to make a difference without compromising the flora and fauna of the mangrove area.

The name of the school is Swapnapuron Shiksha Niketan, an English medium pre-primary and primary school. The architect of the school is Praveen Yadav. The total area of the school is 4400 sq. Ft and took roughly 60-75 days for construction. It has six classrooms of 250 sq. ft each and two activity rooms of 300 sq. ft each, to give the students enough space and comfort. The distinctive feature of the school is, it is completely made of eco-friendly building materials such as lime plaster, wattle and daub, earthbag, and other environment-friendly materials making it flood-resistant, as it is amidst a flood-prone zone and the roof is thatched and tied to bamboo to withstand storms. Earthbag construction will prevent the walls from washing away during flood and lime plaster will prevent water from entering the house. The interior walls are made of earthen plaster making air circulation easy. The whole school is absolutely fireproof and most classrooms have two big windows. The activity area is kept open to the sky, providing adequate natural light and minimum energy consumption.

According to GTPL KCBPL, the green school of Sunderban will not only become an educational hub but also generate income for the people living there. They are also quite optimistic about the fact that this program will provide education to around 200-300 children of that region, which is the remotest part of North 24 Parganas. The school will have the first Mathematics laboratory for primary students in the heart of Sunderban.

The school will start operations this year post monsoon. This contribution of GTPL KCBPL towards the environment and people of Sunderban will definitely have a significant impact on the lives of each and every people living there.

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