Our Schools

RDF Kalleda School
RDF Matendla School
RDF Redlawada School
RDF Rollakal School
RDF Vanitha Achuta Pai Vidyalaya


RDF Kalleda School

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Village: Kalleda
Mandal: Parvatagiri
District: Warangal
Established: 1996
No. of classes: PP1 – 10th
Total no. of students: 651, Staff: 43
Student Attendance: 83%, Staff Attendance: 93%
School Grade: B1, Board Results: 97% 

Kalleda is RDF’s  flagship school. Housed in the former estate of the Errabelli family, the school combines high academic standards with extra-curricular activities such as sports, cultural activities and a working farm.

The school exemplifies RDF’s emphasis on preparing students for the modern workplace while respecting their cultural heritage. Students are farming paddy vegetables with organic fertilizers, and the resulting crops are used for their mid-day meals. On the same campus, a computer lab lets rural children learn the Internet and computer skills vital for modern careers.

Kalleda’s success is seen in the national, state and district competitions where they are winning awards at national, state and district level in a wide range of events which include – athletics, yoga, kho kho and kabbadi. Students have also won District and State level INSPIRE fair – a Government initiative to build scientific temper. R. Roja was placed 1st at District level.

ks-building-constructionIn latest news, a new High School building is being constructed for Kalleda school students in the Junior College premises. This building will house 20 rooms. Donations are being raised from various sources towards this.

RDF Matendla School

Village: Matendla
Mandal: Siddipet Rural 
District: Siddipet
Established: 1998
No. of classes: PP1– 10th
Total no. of students: 460, Staff: 31
Student Attendance: 90%, Staff Attendance: 93%
School Result: B1, Board Result: 97%

Matendla was the first RDF school to be built outside the Warangal  district. In a decade, it has grown from a small primary school “under the trees” to a new building offering up to 10th grade instruction. In 2015, a new block with additional classrooms, science, computer labs and dining hall were completed with funding from Kapil Education Trust.

The Matendla team, headed by its proactive Headmaster, Mr. Vishnumurthy, is a great example of being receptive and open minded to new ways of teaching and learning. The school has many innovative activities in order to enhance the skills of its teachers and provide support to its students.  Ingenuous   activities   have   been   deployed under ‘Art Education’ in which students have learnt how to use recycled materials such as cloth and paper, natural material like clay and waste  materials  such  as  plastic  bottles  to create beautiful works of art which has been a wonderful learning experience for them. The Library, the ‘Coin Game’ and School Radio have provided a fun push to learning English – by students and teachers alike. Map Pointing in Geography has also become a game, with students testing each other on a variety of topics.

The school is also proud of its sporting achievements – four girl students have been selected to participate in – Kabaddi, Kho Kho, volley ball and athletics – at district level. Several girl students have made the school, village and RDF proud by their sports achievements in Yoga, Martial arts and Athletics.

Students from the school are participating in several Division, District and State Level academic and non academic contests in order to test skills and talent. M. Srujana participated in the District and State Level INSPIRE Science Fair and was awarded 1st  place at the  District  Level.  In  a  Division  Level  Art  Competition,  M. Lavya  was awarded 1st  place in   Drawing   and M. Vamshi got 1st place in Essay Writing.

Additionally, Kapil Education Trust is giving direction to create a self-sustainability plan in a period of three years. They have also assisted with donating a school bus and a water plant.

RDF Redlawada School

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Village: Redlawada
Mandal: Nekkonda
District: Warangal Rural
Established: 2005
No. of classes: PP1 – 10th
Total no. of students: 238, Staff: 24
Student Attendance: 89%, Staff Attendance: 90%
School Result: B1, Board Result: 94%

Redlawada is proud it’s been able to reduce the cost of its midday meal by $6 USD a week. Students and staff are making good use of their newly acquired garden, which supplies tomatoes, gourds and greens for their own meals while all remaining vegetables are sold to other RDF schools. Nothing is ever wasted. Ash from the wood-burning fire that cooks their meals is used to fertilize the soil.

There is great news to share on the infrastructure front. Cognizant Foundation has generously donated a library consisting of academic and non academic books to enrich students’ reading experience. The teachers are also beginning to use these new books as reference material to enhance their lessons.

Cognizant has also donated to build new rooms and improve the computer department. The school also received a grant from the Australian Consulate’s Direct Aid Program to construct toilets for staff and students. In addition, RDF was able to secure funding from the founding family’s network of well wishers to complete a new school block with 10 rooms. In September, phase 2 of the construction also commenced, which will add a dining hall and store room on the ground floor and 3 additional rooms on the first floor. Three toilets and urinals will also be added to the existing block. top

RDF Rollakal School

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Village: Rollakal
Mandal: Parvatagiri
District: Warangal Rural
Established: 2006
No. of classes: PP1– 10th
Total no. of students: 236, Staff: 26
Student Attendance: 81%, Staff Attendance: 90%
School Result: B1, Board Result: 94%

Rollakal School (formerly Wadlakonda School) was previously being held at a dilapidated former estate in the village of Wadlakonda. With some parts of the building unsound, classes were taking place outside. But members of the founding family went out of their way to purchase an area of land to construct a new building.

Further good news came in the form of a construction grant by the international IT services organisation, Infor, and its employees. The entire cost of construction, including site design, contractor and vendor relationships, site visits and painting of the school was done by Infor employees. The school was inaugurated in January 2013! With this, another RDF dream has come true. The new construction also heralds a period of change for a school, a new challenge that everyone is ready for.

In July 2013, the school received a grant from Invensys to start construction of a dining room shed. This is yet another milestone for RDF in it’s partnerships for growth. The school is ready for the next era of change!

ros-pyramidWith the provision of a new school building and extensive play grounds, the children have taken up many sporting activities. Athletics and gymnastics have enhanced fitness levels, as seen here in this display at the Annual Function.

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RDF Vanitha Achuta Pai Vidyalaya Junior College

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Village: Kalleda
Mandal: Parvatagiri
District: Warangal Rural
Established: 2007
Courses offered: MPC, BPC, CEC
Total no. of students: 328 – Results: 96.5%

The Junior College is best known for its excellence in archery. This was accomplished after one of its former students shot to fame in the 2007 Asian Junior Championships and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Over the years, the college has made great strides in academic development and sports accomplishments. Student’s perseverance has been paying dividends because students win regular awards at both state and national events.

The college has day and residential facilities and provides instruction in both Telugu and English. It attracts students from the surrounding districts. The fifteen lecturers at the College are all post-graduates. Courses offered include specializations in MPC (Maths, Physics, and Chemistry), BPC (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry) and CEC (Civics, Economics, and Commerce).

In latest news, the college sent 8 students to Kakatiya University to participate in the ‘Inspire’ programme organised by the Union Department of Science and Technology. Students needed to have scored 9.2 GPA in the SSC Examinations to qualify. The students won 2nd place in a Quiz competition and received a shield and certificates.

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