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Coca-Cola India and SRF Foundation commemorate completion of 10 schools in Nuh with dedication of Govt. Middle School, Sonkh
Mr. Gabriel Meneses, Group Director Human Resources Europe at The
Since implementation of Support My School, student enrollment has increased and the school has been recognized as a model school among 19 villages under the Mewat Rural Education Programme (MREP)
Support My School provides improved access to safe water, adequate sanitation, sports and recreation facilities, a clean and green environment and a rain water harvesting structure.
Nuh, September 10th 2014: Coca-Cola’s Support My School campaign, an initiative to build Happy, Healthy and Active Schools for students in rural and semi-urban areas, today commemorated revitalization of 10 schools in Nuh under the program. Mr. Gabriel Meneses – Group Director Human Resources Europe at The
Since the implementation of Support My School over the past 6 months, the Govt. Middle School, Sonkh has witnessed tremendous transformation. 100 new students have been enrolled in the school, including 60 who were previously studying in private schools in the area. The rregularity of students attending school has also increased from 50% to 90%.The Govt. Middle School has also received a Category A rating under the Mewat Rural Education Programme (MREP), up from Category C, and has also been recognized as a model school among 19 villages in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sameer Wadhawan, VP – HR,
Coca-Cola India’s Support My School, a Sanitation PLUS solution is implemented by grassroot NGOs. It recently celebrated completion of over 350 schools in India in 18 states across the country, impacting 125,000 children with an investment of over INR 20 crores so far. The funds invested in the facilities were raised from over 50 corporate donors and partners, with
Thanking the campaign for the revitalization work done in their school, Mr. Rahish Khan, principal, Govt. Middle Schoolsaid, “Thank you Support My School for the work they have done. The students are benefitting from the new facilities and it is because of these efforts we received the Category ‘A’ rating from the Mewat Rural Education Programme. I’m very proud to be the principal of such a school. The students, teachers, staff are all more involved and the parents and community members are contributing towards the development of the school. So thanks to
Dr. Reddy, Director, SRF Foundation said “SRF Foundation is very happy to have been able to partner for the Support My School Campaign. The campaign has been creating awareness about the conditions of schools in regions across India. Through partnerships between NGO’s like SRF Foundation and corporates like
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.
SMS 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 –