Support My School (SMS) dedicates 750th school with revitalized facilities to the community at Amroul, Madhya Pradesh
Smt. Maya Singh, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Urban Development & Housing, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, attended the dedication ceremony at Government High School Amroul, Madhya Pradesh
- SRF Foundation, the implementing partner, helped to revitalize facilities
- 8 schools have been revitalised in and around Gwalior as part of SMS. A total of 17 schools have been revitalised with SRF Foundation in Madhya Pradesh
- 1000 schools to be revitalized under the campaign before 2017
Amroul, Madhya Pradesh, 1st June, 2017:
The attendees during the ceremony included Mrs. Shubha Sekhar, Director and Head CSR & Sustainability,
“If we talk about the education system in our country, the major challenge which we face currently is the lack of basic amenities like toilets, access to water and basic infrastructure which creates an unwelcoming and unconducive environment in government schools. This leads to high rates of absenteeism, which results in children dropping out of school especially girl child. I am happy and thankful to
Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy, Director, SRF Foundation added, “It has been a great experience partnering with
Mrs. Shubha Sekhar, Director and Head- CSR & Sustainability,
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 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. Support My School is on track on its journey of touching 1000 schools by 2017 under the initiative.
Overall as part of Support My School campaign, 29 schools have been revitalized in Madhya Pradesh along with different implementing partners including SRFF, till date which is positively impacting more than 8000 students.
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 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 recreational 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.
Coca-Cola India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies offering a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its products – Aquarius,
About SRF Foundation:
The SRF Foundation, formerly known as the “Society for Education and Welfare” was setup in 1982 as Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) arm of SRF Ltd., which is a leading multi-business entity engaged in textiles, chemicals, packaging films, and engineering plastics. The Foundation builds on the heritage of its founders, the Late Sir Shri Ram and Late Dr. Bharat Ram, who both believed in contributing to the society particularly through education. They were instrumental in the establishment of institutions such as the Lady Sri Ram College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, The Shri Ram Research Institute, The Anglo Sanskrit School and many others.
In keeping up with this legacy, the SRF Foundation setup the well known The Shri Ram Schools in Gurgaon and New Delhi in 1988, as well as SRF Vidyalaya in 1992 in Chennai. In addition, the Foundation is intimately connected with the running of the well-known Lady Shri Ram College for Women.