HONOURS PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TOWARDS CREATING A HEALTHY AND HAPPY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS IN THE AREA
On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, Ms. Charlotte Oades, Global Director, Women's Economic Empowerment, The
Present to the grace the event were Mr. Pradeep Godara, ADC, Mewat and Mr. Rajeev Arora, DEO, Mewat
Tapkan Government School, Nuh, where the celebrations took place, is one of 10 schools to be revitalized in the region under the Support My School campaign.
Revitalized facilities include access to safe drinking water, separate toilets for boys and girls, promotion of physical sports and recreation
The Support My School campaign recently celebrated completion of 200 schools under the initiative
Nuh, 5th September, 2013:
The revitalization work in Nuh has been brought about by the collaboration of partners Tetra Pak and The SRF Foundation and with support of Haryana Government and its officials. Dr. Suresh Reddy, Director, SRF Foundation was present at the event to mark this occasion. Employees from Tetra Pak,
Speaking about the campaign, Ms. Joanna Price, Group Public Affairs & Communications Director,
Dr. Suresh Reddy, Director, SRF Foundation said, “We are proud to be part of this campaign which has been making waves for over 2 years now in facilitating education in rural and semi-urban India. The schools revitalized in Nuh have come about through a collaborative effort between the campaign partners and the community. I am happy to be part of this occasion to honor the principals and teachers who have shown their commitment to the cause of the campaign, every step of the way. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with this campaign. A Happy Teacher’s Day to all of you!”
Tetra Pak South Asia Markets Communications and Environment Director Jaideep Gokhale said, “We are proud to build on our partnership with
Thanking the campaign partners, Mr. Basrudeen, Head Master, Tapkan Government School said, “The Support My School campaign has given our school a new lease of life. It has been a wonderful experience to be chosen under this campaign as our students today have a much better learning space to study and develop. The facilities provided under the campaign will benefit our students for a long time to come. Thank you
Launched in January 2011, the Support My School campaign aims to create a happy and healthy environment in schools for children across India by providing basic amenities such as access to water and proper toilets for girls and boys, enabling them to study in a cleaner, healthier and a more holistic environment. Since its launch, the campaign has touched the lives of nearly 80,000 students across 200 schools. The campaign is expected to reach 350 Schools by end of 2013.
About Support My School Campaign
Coca-Cola India joined hands with NDTV to launch Support My School in association with UN-Habitat and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). It 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.