Corporate sector comes forward to modernise schools in UP

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Corporate sector comes forward to modernise schools in UP

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

The corporate sector has come forward for the success of ‘Mission Kayakalp’, aimed at modernising schools with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund, launched by the Uttar Pradesh government. So far, the corporate sector has provided Rs 18,000 crore for the ‘Mission Kayakalp’, for the renovation of primary schools in the state through CSR funds.

The initiative launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to modernise education in Uttar Pradesh is now bearing fruits as major private companies have stepped forward to support the ambitious ‘Mission Kayakalp’. By leveraging their CSR funds, these companies are helping transform state schools into institutions with world-class facilities.

A prime example of this initiative is Tata’s Air India SATS, which has taken up the task of revamping primary schools in the Maharajganj district. The renovation of one school has already been completed, and another is nearing completion as part of the initiative. These schools are being equipped with top-notch amenities, including kitchens, classrooms, and smart classes, as found in popular private schools.

The UP government launched ‘Mission Kayakalp’ with the goal of modernising primary schools across the state according to various parameters. The government has also appealed to private companies to join and support this initiative.

AI SATS has taken the initiative to renovate two primary schools in Maharajganj, providing Rs 45 lakh to the district administration for this purpose. This amount is being used to equip Composite School Sonari Khas and Primary School Chowk Cantonment in the Chowk area with world-class facilities.

The renovation of Primary School Chowk Cantonment has already been completed. The school’s walls have been adorned with wood furnishings, and both have been developed into model schools with facilities like computers, interactive panels, smart classes, and furniture.

The schools have been improved based on 19 parameters, including among others drinking water, blackboards, furniture, toilets, tap water, painting, science labs, libraries, and computer labs.

The makeover of these schools aims to attract students, including those who stayed away from it for lack of facilities and promote attendance in schools. AI SATS is focusing on providing quality education through smart and online classes, promoting learning and good health through sports facilities, and encouraging reading habits with the establishment of libraries.

Additional objectives include attracting more girls to participate in school cleanliness, constructing toilets and boundary walls, and creating informative wall paintings to provide students with better learning opportunities.

Numerous prominent government and non-government institutions are bolstering the Education department’s ‘Mission Kayakalp’ through their CSR funds. According to the Basic Education department, 75 institutions across the state have collectively contributed more than Rs 18,000 crore.

These contributions have been allocated to various initiatives, including improving school infrastructure and setting up smart classes. Additionally, CSR funds have facilitated the installation of computer and science labs, furniture, swings, and RO systems. While some institutions have directly provided infrastructure, others have contributed funds specifically for these improvements.

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