~ World Vision joins the acclaimed
Coca-Cola NDTV Support My School campaign in India as execution partner ~
New York, New York: June 5, 2012 – On the momentous occasion of World Environment Day, World Vision and The
The ‘Support My School’ campaign was initiated in January 2011 with a vision to revitalize rural and semi-urban schools by providing basic amenities to create healthy, active and happy environment at schools. The campaign on 1st June 2012 reached a critical milestone of 100 schools and has already touched the lives of over 43,000 children across India. The interventions made at these schools have helped reduce dropouts and absenteeism and also increase enrollments. With World Vision joining hands, the campaign aims to strengthen its resolve to reach more schools and impact thousands of children.
The need for a visionary program such as this is great. In India, fewer than half of all schools have a working toilet. Research shows that inadequate infrastructure, such as sanitation, accelerates the dropout rates, especially among girls in rural areas. Already in one campaign school, enrollment has jumped by nearly 40%. Clean water is a cornerstone of healthy communities and a healthy environment, which is why World Environment Day marks the launch of this new partnership.
“World Vision is proud to join the
“We are honored to be in this partnership with like-minded partners from civil society, private sector and concerned citizen of the world. Together with partners, Support My School is working towards developing healthy and active schools in India, one school, and one student, at a time,” said Deepak Jolly, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications,
World Vision: Kelli Day, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-227-3875
About Support My School:
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About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world’s poor – regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, visit WorldVision.org/ press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews.