NEW DELHI: Moving forward on its development agenda for Assam, the country’s largest Science-based Ayurveda expert Dabur India Ltd established a Remedial Education Centre in Tezpur as part of its attempts to improve literacy levels in the state.
The new Centre is aimed at supporting struggling learners and weak students in regular schools. This extra support will help students with specific learning deficits cope with the prescribed school curriculum and go a long way in improving the overall literacy levels in the state.
The centre, set up by Dabur India Ltd’s CSR arm Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust, was inaugurated by a community elder and Ghoramari Gaon Panchayat President Champa Basumatary.
The Centre will special classes for struggling learners and help them catch up to their peers. New batches will be set up every three months and the needy students will be identified with the help of local government primary school teachers. The program will cover four villages: Sesa Panbari, Dhekidol, Chapaguri and Hasara Nepali Basti.
“Education is both the means to a better life and a key to ensure overall development of the society. After undertaking development programmes for revamping the school infrastructre in Tezpur, we are now lending a helping hand to the students in their studies. During our community meetings, we realised that some children were poor performers in schools because of the low literacy levels of their parents, impacting their self-confidence. We have started this Remedial Education Centre to support such weaker students by offering them special tuition classes. This centre will seek to enhance their ability to comprehend things being taught in school, besides improving their confidence and their grades,” A. Sudhakar, Head CSR, Dabur India said.
Inaugurating the centre, Champa Basumatary said, “Both parents and teachers play an important role in the growth and development of a child. They need to understand the specific needs of each child and take corrective measures, wherever required. I am sure Jivanti Remedial Centre will play a strategic role in the overall learning process of students who can’t afford private tuition due to their poor financial situation. With remedial classes, students will be able to overcome the barriers and indulge in activity-oriented collaborative learning.”