We would like to share this email with you that we received recently from the Support My School Team. Together we are making a difference in creating access to education for all in happy and healthy surroundings!
Subject: A Big Thank You from the Support My School Team
The promise we made to ourselves and the nation on the 24th January 2011 is bearing fruits thanks to your faith in us. We believe that every child must have an opportunity to study in a healthy and happy surrounding. The “Coca-Cola NDTV Support My School Campaign” (SMS) wants to give the children of India the access to education in surroundings that assures progress as well as promotes health and well being. Our partners UN Habitat, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, Pearson Foundation and Sulabh International are helping us take this campaign to 100 schools across India thereby impacting the lives of over 50,000 children. The aim is also to develop model schools, which would then impact the way education is imparted in India and become powerful tools of social change.
Since the launch on 24th Jan, SMS has made a lot of progress. CAF team has already identified 100 schools, done their need assessment and finalized the proposals. CAF has also identified the implementing NGOs for each of these schools. Revitalization work of 2 pilot schools got completed by Feb’ 2011. The work in 24 other schools in Haryana, M.P. and Gujarat has started since April, and soon these schools will assume the stature of model schools. Partners are ready to start the work in the other schools as well. Saath is working in Ahmedabad with 8 schools – urban, rural, government and private schools. You can check out the schools on the site.
Much more information on this campaign is available on this website.
The Support My School Team