Interacts with students and encourages them to ‘Follow their Dream’
Nuh/Gurgaon, Haryana October 20th, 2015:
Ms. Aditi Araya visited the school & interacted with school students who were benefitted from better access to sanitation, water and playing facilities under the Support My School campaign.
On occasion of her visit, Miss India World 2015, Aditi Arya said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be among all the school children present here. You students are the future of this country. You should cherish & follow your dreams & be ambitious enough to achieve them. If you believe in yourself, you will definitely achieve what you have aimed for. If I can do it, so can you. I would also like to appreciate the efforts of SRF Foundation,
Coco-Cola’s Support My School (SMS) has helped 43 schools revitalized, impacting close to 11,000 students in Haryana.
Support My School is a WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) initiative that aims to improve basic amenities in government schools like separate toilets for boys and girls and access to water. The Campaign is also committed to developing the overall infrastructure like playground and a clean environment to encourage a holistic learning environment. The campaign, in its first 4 years, has already revitalized 600 schools in 22 states across the country impacting nearly 200,000 students. The Schools revitalized under the campaign have served as model schools in several districts and have led to enhanced community engagement and higher emphasis on attendance and enrolment. Going forward, Support My School will now scale up its effort to touch 1000 schools by 2017 under the initiative.
About Support My School Campaign:
Coca-Cola India & NDTV launched Support My School in association with the UN-Habitat, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in 2011. It undertakes the following core activities:
- Provision of improved access to water·
- Appropriate sanitation facility for girls and boys
- Improvement in the overall school 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.