The Bagalur Layout School (BLS) is a small education centre being run in the Bagalur Layout Slum in Bangalore. The slum houses over 100,000 residents, with very little access to education and basic facilities. The BLS attempts to enroll students into its formal school curriculum and provides them a chance to escape the certainty of manual and/or domestic labour as the only career choices in. The school not only provides education but also two balanced meals and medical support to the students.
The school infrastructure consists of an independent house with three rooms, a kitchen, a dining space, two toilets, a washing area, and a small play area. There are two teachers, one teaching assistant, one maid, and one caretaker cum cook.
The school runs from 9 am to 3 pm and the activities include the usage of teaching aids, colouring, painting, art & craft, storytelling, dancing and singing, and playing indoor and outdoor games. They are also taught basic hygiene and are provided with milk, fruit, and nutritious lunch. The meal is prepared by the cook in the school.
LENS Foundation undertook all expenses of the school towards their morning pre-school and evening tuition fees, picnics and outings for students, a periodic dental and general health camp, along with monitoring outcomes and progress.