MUMBAI: Recognizing the transformational potential of education, Schindler India’s CSR program – ‘Fulfill Futures’, which falls under its Sustainable communities’ Rural projects, inaugurates Zilla Parishad School – primary division (1st to 4th standard) which included construction of school and sanitation unit of a Zilla Parishad near Schindler’s Factory in Chakan, Pune on Dec 10, 2019.
Umesh Magar – Director Magarpatta Township Development was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the School with Shubhankar Chatterji – Chief Supply Chain Officer & Factory Head, Schindler India.
The school comes under the Eainadewasti with a tribal population of around 350 individuals- 185 males and 162 females.
There were two class rooms and one sanitation block in this school which needed to be demolished and reconstructed.
The current number of students who will be studying in this school is 45 along with 2 teachers.
Based upon the baseline assessment study by the NGO partner, Habitat for Humanity, the class room and sanitation block was very old and in a dilapidated condition.
Water, sanitation and hygiene in schools are necessary to have a healthy school environment.
Hence, Schindler takes this opportunity to develop appropriate health and hygiene behaviours among the young children and support to fulfil their dreams of primary education in the community.
The program is focussed on supporting sustainable initiatives for rural communities to bring about positive developments.
“Schindler India believes that lack of education through social and economic disadvantage is the greatest barrier to equal opportunity. Hence, via our ‘Fulfill Futures program, we strive to bridge this gap which reflects our awareness of the responsibility towards the cause. The ability to give back to the society for larger interest is what will make all the difference in the years to come. The Zilla Parishad school is a testament to Schindler’s commitment towards development of communities and bringing education to deprived sections of society”, said Ms. Shubha Arora – Chief Peoples Officer, Schindler India & South Asia.
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