Mr. Irial Finan, Executive Vice President, The
Present at the event to lend their support were Mr. Mukesh Kumar Meena, IAS, District Collector & Magistrate, Hyderabad and Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner and Director, Muncipal Administration, Hyderabad
With this, The Support My School campaign has completed revitalization in 200 schools under Season 2 of the initiative, touching the lives of over 80,000 students
The school has been revitalized with contributions from campaign partner Plan International who joined the initiative at the launch of Season 2 in San Francisco in August, 2012
APSA, the local NGO worked on ground to help revitalized facilities including better access to toilets for boys and girls and clean drinking water, sports facilities and a rainwater harvesting unit.
Hyderabad, 13th July, 2013: On its road to rebuild healthy, active and happy schools in rural and semi-urban India,
The school was dedicated to the children and community of Ranigunj by Mr. Irial Finan, Executive Vice President, The
Enthused by the progress made by the initiative, Campaign Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar said, “I’d like to congratulate
Launched in January 2011, the Support My School campaign aims to create happy and healthy learning environments for students across rural and semi-urban India by providing schools with basic amenities such as access to water and proper toilets for girls and boys. Over 43,000 students across 10 states were impacted over Season 1 of the campaign.
Speaking about the project, Mr. Irial Finan, Executive Vice President, The
Ms. Bhagyashri Dengle, Executive Director, Plan India said, “Plan India has always partnered with causes which enable children to exercise their right to education, irrespective of their social background. Our journey with Support My School has been very exciting and we are proud to be part of this dedication today. As Season 2 moves towards completing 200 schools, we look forward to creating more of such life-impacting change for the children of the country.”
About Support My School Campaign
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. 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.