GMR Sets Up Tent School for Migrant Labourers’ Children in Odisha

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DHENKANAL: (Odisha):  In order to benefit the children of construction workers who can’t attend the regular school, GMR Infrastructure Limited-EPC Division has started one alternative education centre known as Bhima Bhoi Tent School with the technical support of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation near the GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited Township. The tent school was inaugurated Mr. Damodar Tanguturi, General Manager-Project, GIL-EPC, GKEL, on 14 November, 2013.

CSR of GMR in OdishaSpeaking on the occasion, Mr. Tanguturi said,” This is an initiative of GIL-EPC employees with the support of GMRVF to educate the children of migrant labourers and to get self-satisfaction by doing our bit for the deprived children.  We are really happy to start the same on children’s day.”  Among others Mr. Dipankar Roy, Manager-HSE, GIL, Mr. J Bhaskar Rao, Manager, Horticulture and Mr. Anil Kumar Mohapatra, HR, were present on the occasion.

GMRVF has provided one teacher and teaching learning materials for the classroom transaction in the tent school. As most of the parents are construction workers who live in one place until the construction is complete and then move to the next construction place, tent school will serve the educational needs of the most deprived children.

This school will provide bridge education to 30 out of school children and mainstream into formal education in a systematic manner. Along with educational inputs there will be active focus on imparting life skills and health care inputs to the children. Besides providing the teacher, GMRVF will make provision regular health check-ups, awareness sessions on health and hygiene and exposure trips for the children with active support from the GIL-EPC employees.

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