India CSR News Network
HYDERABAD: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of School Education, Government of Telangana to support 15 Government schools under its Satya Bharti Quality Support Program.
With this, Bharti Foundation has spread the program outreach to over 140 Government School partnerships, located in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana.
As part of the MoU, Bharti Foundation will partner with the Education Department to strengthen initiatives in holistic improvement of school quality. Through joint discussions with the school leaders and education department officials, key areas of improvement will be identified and action plans developed along with them as per their vision for the schools.
Speaking on the occasion, G Kishan, IAS, Director of School Education, Telangana, Hyderabad, said, “The Satya Bharti Quality Support Program has already created successful synergies with the Principals and teachers of Government schools across five other states. Quality education has been recognised by the Telangana State Government as a critical need and we welcome Bharti Foundation’s support in helping the students and teachers of these schools realise their aspirations.”
Under the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, Bharti Foundation will act as facilitator and will support the respective Principals in prioritising areas of improvement. The core team, consisting of school leaders, teachers, school staff and parents, along with Bharti Foundation’s academic mentor, will implement interventions that contribute towards streamlining school processes, capacity building as well as engage parents, teachers and students to improve the overall school performance. The Government will continue to own, manage and run the schools and provide its ongoing support to the school with its financial resources, existing teachers, infrastructure facilities and expansion as per the State’s annual work plan. Bharti Foundation will provide an academic mentor to support the School Principals.
Speaking about the partnership, Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “Over the past three years, our experience of working with Government School Principals, teachers and education officers in five states has been very energising. It is their ideas and participation that has led to the success of this program. We look forward to working along with the very supportive team of officials and educationists in Telangana.”
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