Bhubaneswar: It has reported that in a bid to improve the quality of education and also provide opportunities to various companies in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sector, Orissa govt. has decided to hand over some schools to corporate houses in 10 industrialized districts.
These schools are presently run by SC and ST welfare department. The department has proposed for the new idea and asked the collectors Keonjher, Sundergarh, Koraput, Rayagada, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Jajpur and Kalahandi to take immediate follow-up action.
The Collectors will first call up a meeting with the CSR heads of the concerned corporate houses and will request them to take up the schools under the School Adoption Programme. Then after five year perspective plans will be drawn up along with commitment on part of both the schools as well as the adopting organization with clear cut responsibilities of either side. While doing the five year plan a financial implication for different activities will also be worked out.
A total of 134 schools are likely to be adopted by different corporate houses such as OMC, Essel Mining, Rungta Mining, Sirajuddin, Ahluwalia, RSP, SAIL, Vedanta, IMFA, Bhusan steels ltd., JSPL, MCL, NALCO, Hindalco, Aditya Alumina, VISA, NINL, OHPC, NTPC, Monnet, Rohit ferrotech and JK Paper Mills.
Once the adoption programme is complete, then various activities are to be taken up, added the govt. notification sent to 10 district collectors.
There will be exchange programme of teachers and students with capacity building of teachers. School library and laboratory will be developed with modern equipments. Computer aided learning programmes will be carried out with visiting of eminent personalities. Regular Health check up, eye check up, blood donation camps will be organized.
Apart from this steps are to be taken to develop the infrastructure aspect of the school campus. Provision of drinking water, separate toilet for boys and girls, a good auditorium, school and hostel electrification are the important parameters for infrastructure development.
(sourced from Orissa Diary.com)