iCARE supported the Neelbagh School (located near Mandanpally, about 100 kms from Bangalore) from 2004 until 2016.
A key focus of the project was to have more children in the community receive an education and to increase the
percentage of female students at the school. More recently, iCARE’s support focused on strengthening the knowledge and skills of teachers including the new state curricula for Languages, Science and Mathematics.
Key achievements and impacts include:
Student enrolments increased from 174 in school year 2003-04 to 376 in 2013-14.
The percentage of female students increased from 42% in 2003-04 to 49% in 2013-14.
Each year between 2009 and 2015, the school achieved 100% pass rates in the Class 10 Secondary School Leaving Certificate exam compared with the average pass rate for the state of 82%.