Dabur India Ltd announced the expansion of its community development drive in the state with the adoption of four Government schools in Rajasthan – two in Newai and two in Alwar. Dabur has pledged to improve the overall infrastructure in these four schools this year in Rajasthan with the intent of improving the overall learning environment for children in rural Rajasthan.
As part of the revamp, Dabur has created new and separate sanitation facilities for both boys and girls, in addition to creating a drinking water facility, and upgrading the school infrastructure with BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) paintings. The revamped Government Senior Secondary School, Banasthali, Newai, District Tonk, was handed over to the school and district administration at a function held at Newai.
The development work was carried out through Dabur’s CSR arm Jivanti Welfare & Charitable Trust and an independent development agency SURE (Society to Uplift Rural Economy).
Addressing the gathering, Dabur India Ltd Head-CSR, A Sudhakar said, “In a bid to improve enrollment levels and reduce the dropout rates in rural and semi-urban schools, Dabur is improving the infrastructure in schools and improving the learning experience for children in rural India. This revamp exercise in Rajasthan is a part of this mission.”
The revamp initiative in these schools would benefit a total of over 1,900 students. The school revamp was undertaken after detailed discussions with the school authorities and keeping their specific needs in mind.
“After a detailed survey of the region, these four schools were identified as the initial beneficiaries for our Education-led CSR interventions in Rajasthan. Our intention is to develop and support these schools as Model Schools for the region,” A Sudhakar said.
The school building and classrooms have been completely revamped and messages related to Health, Hygiene and Education have been painted on the walls under the Building as Learning Aid (BaLA) programme.