Rajesh Kumar Singh, IAS, District Magistrate, Hapur dedicate facilities at Purv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya
Prateek Dubey, Zonal Head, PAC, Hindustan
School revitalized under the Support My School Campaign by Hindustan
Schools now has upgraded, functional and separate toilets for boys and girls, improved access to clean and safe drinking water, amenities to encourage sports and recreation, as well as a rain water harvesting facility
Support My School recently celebrated completion of 300 schools in India
Dasna, 20 May 2014: Support My School, an initiative to build Happy, Healthy and Active Schools for students in rural and semi-urban areas, dedicated the first school in the Dasna cluster today. Purv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya , Udayrampur in Nangla village, Dasna was revitalized by Hindustan
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh, IAS, District Magistrate, Hapur, dedicated the revitalized facilities to the school Principal, teachers, students and the community. Also present were Prateek Dubey, Zonal Head, PAC, Hindustan
Speaking about the initiative, Prateek Dubey, Zonal Head, PAC, Hindustan
Nida Hasan, Project Coordinator – WASH at Plan International (India Chapter) said, “We joined Support My School almost 2 years ago and it has been a fulfilling and rewarding journey. With the first school in Dasna, the campaign is spreading its wings and we hope to continue this successful journey for many more seasons to come!”
Thanking the campaign for the revitalization work done in their school, Arshad Ali, Principal, Purv Madhyamik Vidhyalaya Udayrampur Nangla said, “Support My School has given a new lease of life to our school and this has really helped boost morale. Thank you to Hindustan
Support My School campaign began as a response to several studies which indicated that a large number of schools in rural & semi-urban areas lacked basic amenities leading to accelerated student drop-out rates. The campaign has been creating awareness about the conditions of schools in these areas, fostering a private-public partnership where corporate organizations step in to reinstall basic facilities in these government run schools.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. Season 2 has extended this reach to over 15 states and over 1 lakh students till now.
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.
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. Over the last 20 years, ever since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its beverage products –
For further information on the company’s India operations and its products, please visit: www.coca-colaindia.com