The Natco High School (NHS) was established in Rangapur village of Kothur mandal (Mahaboobnagar district) in the year 1995. There are currently over 1600 children and 100 staff members at NHS. It is an English medium school from Nursery to Grade 10, and is affiliated to the Telangana State Board.
Natco School of Learning (NSL), was established in Gollamudipadu village, Ponnuru mandal, (Guntur district) in the year 2011. There are now over 800 children with more than 80 members of staff. This is an English medium CBSE school, and this too caters to children of lower income homes.
Natco Trust entered a public private partnership (MoU) with the district administration of Hyderabad to partner in the construction of additional classrooms for a Government High School located in a highly concentrated urban slum, Borabanda near Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Natco Government High School currently has 2080 children and teaches through both Telugu and English media. Natco has aided in the construction of basic facilities like 30 classrooms; a science lab and a library; separate sanitation facilities for female, male students and teaching staff and a public addressing system.
NATCO provides support to 38 anganwadis who work in the spheres of healthcare and education. From providing infrastructure to training volunteers, the Trust helps the community in a wide gamut of activities from immunization of children, nutritional assistance to pregnant women and healthcare check-ups to young mothers and children.
After School Tuitions at Government Primary and High schools were initiated in 2010, reaching out to 187 children initially, and are now coaching more than 1100 students across 24 schools in 4 districts. These are organised before or after school hours by a trained volunteer in each of the 15 centres across 14 villages with a focus on improving / providing strong fundamentals in Telugu and Math among Grade 1 to grade 10 children in Govt Schools.
This project is being implemented from 2014 in 9 Government Schools in Kothur Programme area and today, reaches out to more than 3500 children, through 7 youth mentors. The goal of the planned intervention is to bring about a positive change among children and parents in terms of attitude and behaviour related to education, health and gender.
This programme is delivered through sports based activities and also includes a component of socio-emotional skills to ensure long term behaviour change. Hence, the intervention is broadly focusing on 5 main issues – Education, Gender Equality, Health, Right to play & Socio-emotional skills.
Apart from the full-fledged projects, we also address need based one-time interventions in the form of material, teacher, or even training support.
One of the projects we implemented was distributing solar lights to support grade 9 & 10 students to prepare for exams during power cuts. We covered 4 Zilla Parishad High Schools namely, Inumulnarva, Mekaguda, Nandigam, Kothur and Chegur and reached 467 students.
To cater to the health needs of the children in our schools, Natco Trust organises special medical camps, dental check-up camps and eye screening camps on a yearly basis.