OSAAT® Educational Charitable Trust

Engaged in rebuilding physical infrastructure for rural/semi urban schools in India and also provide digital infrastructure for the underprivileged children studying in such schools.

  • Bronze Certified 2023
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  • Headquarters

    Bangalore, Karnataka

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OSAAT® Educational Charitable Trust, a non-profit group, focuses on enhancing rural school infrastructure in India. Its goal is to support the well-b Read moreeing of rural children, encouraging their growth and breaking the cycle of poverty through education. One of its key programs, ODiSI® (OSAAT® Digital School Infrastructure) works towards providing affordable digital infrastructure for rural students. This initiative, backed by the Government of Karnataka, aims to offer equal learning opportunities by creating an open platform where multiple contributors can share educational content. OSAAT® has revamped more than 65 schools in various Indian states, forging partnerships and making targeted investments to bridge the gap between urban and rural educational resources. Its mission centers on uplifting physical infrastructure of the government primary schools in rural areas, and providing scalable and sustainable digital learning solutions. By rebuilding and expanding schools and furnishing them with modern learning tools, OSAAT® aims to diminish the educational infrastructure gap between urban and rural India, fostering equality in education.

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Over 18 years, OSAAT® impacted 94+ rural schools, aiming for 100 soon. Annually, 18,000+ students benefit from improved facilities, boosting enrollment, especially among girls


  • Zilla Parishad Primary School, Kaudasar Project


    The organisation is actively engaged in improving the physical infrastructure of Zilla Parishad Primary School situated in Kaudasar village, Dindori taluk, Nashik district, Maharashtra. With 234 students from classes 1-8 taught in Marathi, the school faces challenges with deteriorating classrooms, insufficient sanitation facilities, and an inadequate number of classrooms, office space, toilets, and a kitchen. To address these needs, the organization plans to construct two new classrooms, a toilet block for both boys and girls and a kitchen. Additionally, they aim to equip the new classrooms with benches and desks, estimating the project cost at INR 52L (USD 64K). While this initiative is partially funded by donors in India and the USA, the organization seeks additional support for the project. Construction commenced in June 2022 and is expected to conclude within seven months, targeting completion by February 2024.

  • Government Higher Primary School, Heruru Project


    The organisation is presently engaged in enhancing the Government Higher Primary School located in Heruru village, Haveri district, Karnataka. With 331 students enrolled in classes 1 to 7 taught in Kannada, the school faces a situation where only half of its 14 classrooms are in good condition. To rectify this, the organisation plans to construct four new classrooms and a toilet block. Additionally, they aim to furnish the new classrooms with benches and desks, prioritizing the improvement of educational facilities for the students. The project is expected to be completed by March 2024.

  • Karnataka Public School, Chandrashekarapura Project


    The organisation is currently improving Karnataka Public School in Chandrashekharapura village, Gubbi taluk, Tumakuru district, Karnataka. With 290 students from kindergarten to grade 7, the school lacks adequate classrooms and functional toilets. To address this, the organisation plans to build four new classrooms, and a toilet block, and equip the new rooms with benches and desks. The estimated cost of this project, backed by a corporate donor in India, amounts to INR 64 L (USD 78 K). Construction commenced in July 2023 and is expected to conclude within eight months, aiming for completion by March 2024.

  • Govt Lower Primary School, Lyngiong Project

    The organisation is actively engaged in enhancing the physical infrastructure of Lyngiong Government School located in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. With 142 students in classes 1-5, the school faces numerous challenges—a tin-roofed building from 1954 without electricity, vulnerable to wind hazards causing occasional roof damage, and significant leakage issues during rainfall leading to class disruptions. Despite these challenges, the school maintains its student count due to the dedication of teachers and the School Management Committee. To address these issues and accommodate community interest in enrollment, the organization plans to construct four classrooms and a toilet block, valuing the project at INR 54 Lakhs (USD 67K). This initiative, fully supported by a corporate donor in India, commenced construction in September 2023 and is projected to conclude within eight months, targeting completion by May 2024.

  • Government Higher Secondary School, Velliangadu Project

    The organisation is currently involved in enhancing the facilities at the Government Higher Secondary School in Velliangadu village, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. The school, catering to 878 students in classes 6 to 12 with both Tamil and English mediums, faces a shortage of classrooms, needing 34 but having only 30 across various buildings. To address this shortfall, the organisation plans to construct four additional classrooms, estimating the project cost at INR 50 L (USD 64 K). While a corporate donor in India partially funds this initiative, the organisation seeks further donors to support the project. Construction began in October 2022 and is anticipated to conclude within eight months, aiming for completion by March, 2024.

Leadership Team

  • Vadiraja Bhatt

    Managing Trustee

  • Satheesh L. Heddese


  • Balakrishna Rao

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Gopalakrishna Bhat

    Honorary Treasurer

  • Ashok Kumar S.


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  • Headquarters

    #252, Lakeshore Homes, Kasavana Halli, Bangalore, 560035


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