BSI’s first project was development of a high school with Mata Balak Utkarsha Pratishthan (MBUP) in Sangola, Solapur District, Maharashtra. Sangola is a rural, agricultural community that is especially challenged by being in a very drought prone area.
In 2013 sufficient funds were raised to construct a 7th grade classroom. Fundraising was a 50%-50% partnership with the MBUP community matching funds raised in the U.S.
The classroom was constructed between March-May and inaugurated in June 2014. The first class consists of 42 students. [See "Gallery and Videos" tab for photos.]