Children of Chhatera Village School in Sonepat honor Leading glass producers, Frigoglass for their contributions towards revitalization of schools under Season 1 of Support My School campaign.
Mr. Arvinder Pental, Region Manager, Central & South Asia at Frigoglass India receives memento of appreciation from community, on behalf of Frigoglass; interacts with community elders and Mr. Rajbeer Singh, Principal, Chhatera Village School on impact of the campaign in the region since its launch in January, 2011.
The facilities provided to schools as part of the campaign are separate toilets for boys and girls, improved access to water, facilities for physical sports and recreation, infrastructure for library and teacher training, initiatives for a greener environment and rain water harvesting.
Sonepat, January 23, 2013 – Leading glass producers, Frigoglass were felicitated today at the Chhatera Village School in Sonepat for their support and contributions towards revitalization of schools under Season 1 of the
The ceremony is part of a series of events being held by
Mr. Arvinder Pental, along with leaders from other organizations, interacted with village elders, leaders and the principal of the revitalized Chhatera Village School, Mr. Rajbeer Singh, on the impact the region has seen since the launch of the campaign in January 2011. The Support My School campaign has revitalized 8 schools in Sonepat with facilities such as separate toilets for boys and girls, improved access to water, facilities for physical sports and recreation, infrastructure for a library and teacher training, initiatives towards a greener environment and rain water harvesting. Revitalized schools in the region have seen a marked reduction in absenteeism and increased enrolment as a result of these interventions.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Asim Parekh, Vice-President, Technical,
Speaking about their association with the campaign, Mr. Arvinder Pental, Region Manager, Central & South Asia at Frigoglass India said, “Frigoglass is proud to be part of a campaign which is creating such holistic change for students in rural and semi-urban areas. This association holds great importance for us as we strongly believe in the power of education to transform generations. These children are our future and their success is crucial to the nation’s success. I congratulate
Speaking at the event, Raj Singh, Sarpanch, Chhatera Village, said, “The people of Chhatera hold social values and community spirit very close to their hearts. Our children are an integral part of our community and we dream to provide them with the best opportunities. The revitalization work at the Chhatera Village school has been a great step in providing our children the right environment for their growth. I am thankful to Frigoglass and all Support My School partners for their hard work and support.”
Mr. Rajbeer Singh, Principal, Chhatera Village School added, “Every child deserves the best environment to inculcate a love for learning. Without this basic support, children to lose interest which directly impacts their performance. The facilities installed in our school by Support My School have instilled new confidence in the students as well as the staff. I would like to extend my deep felt gratitude to
After revitalizing over 100 schools in the first season, the campaign is set to now roll out its second season with an aim to extend benefits to additional 250 schools across the country, widening its reach to areas such as Agra, Siliguri, Hospet, Gurgaon among others. The Support My School Telethon will be held in Mumbai on 3rd February, 2013 to raise pledges and funds for Season 2 of the campaign.
About Support My School
Coca-Cola joined hands with NDTV to launch Support My School in association with UN-Habitat, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), Pearson Foundation, Tata Teleservices and Sulabh International. It undertakes the following core activities as part of the campaign:
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
Recharging groundwater through rainwater harvesting
Libraries and Teacher Training by Pearson Foundation
Computer Center by Tata Teleservices
These necessary amenities enable the schools to create 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 among young girls who are forced to quit as they enter adolescence due to 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.
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