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Coca-Cola India and Plan India commemorates completion of 15 schools in Orissa with dedication of Bhaliabadi UGUP School, Khordha
Present on the occasion to commemorate the completion of the school were Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President, Finance,
The facilities at Bhaliabadi UGUP School, Khordha have been revitalized with the support of Plan India in association with Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD)
Support My School provides improved access to safe water and adequate sanitation, facilities for sports and recreation, library and teacher training facilities, a clean and green environment and a structure for rain water harvesting.
The Support My School program recently completed 350 schools in 18 states across the country, impacting over 125,000 students
Khordha (Odisha), August 25, 2014: Coca-Cola’s Support My School campaign, an initiative to build Happy, Healthy and Active Schools for students in rural and semi-urban areas, today commemorated revitalization of 15 schools in Orissa under the program. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President, Finance,
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President – Finance,
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President, Finance,
Mr. Tusar Ray, State Manager, Orissa, Plan India says about the campaign, “This partnership with Support My School campaign has helped us further this cause in a tremendous way. The campaign has reached out to some of the most remote areas in the country, helping us impact more lives. With each school revitalized under the campaign we get closer to our goal of providing the children of this nation with a holistic school environment where they can learn and grow.”
Thanking the campaign for the revitalization work done in their school, Miss. Supriya Mohapatra, Principal, Bhaliabadi UGUP School said, “Support My School has given a new lease of life to our school and has really helped boost morale among our students. I thank
Support My School campaign began as a response to several studies which indicated that a large number of schools in rural & semi-urban areas lacked basic amenities leading to accelerated student drop-out rates. The campaign has been creating awareness about the conditions of schools in these areas, fostering a private-public partnership where corporate organizations step in to reinstall basic facilities in these government-run schools. Not only has
About Support My School
Coca-Cola India joined hands with NDTV to launch Support My School in association with UN-Habitat, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), Pearson Foundation and Tata Teleservices in 2011.
SMS undertakes the following core activities:
Provision of improved access to water
Appropriate sanitation facility for girls and boys
Improvement in the overall infrastructure and environment
Provision for sports and recreation facilities and
Recharging groundwater through rainwater harvesting
With such necessary amenities in place, schools are able to provide a cleaner and healthier environment more conducive to learning.
Education in rural India suffers from several issues where lack of sanitation is a key reason for absenteeism and dropouts amongst students. This is especially noted in young girls who are forced to quit as they enter adolescence due to a lack of clean and functional toilets. Children are also likely to fall sick more often without clean water to drink or to wash hands. Support My School endeavors to eliminate this basic concern by spreading the initiative across the country with the help of campaign partners to execute the same.
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