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Infra, education quality in 20 govt schools set for overhaul in Lucknow

Students of 15 government primary schools and five secondary schools in Lucknow may now hope to get improved basic infrastructure, such as, better classrooms, library, playground, science laboratory and facility for digital literacy, through a phased plan to be implemented over the next five to six years. 

lucknow Updated: Jun 04, 2018 15:37 IST
Rajeev Mullick
Rajeev Mullick
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Nidhi Pundir, director CSR, HCL Foundation, exchanging the MoU with Praveen Mani Tripathi, Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Lucknow district, in the presence of (L-R) Diwakar Tripathi, representative of home minister Rajnath Singh in his Lok Sabha constituency Lucknow, Neeraj Singh, home minister’s younger son, and Kaushal Raj Sharma, district magistrate of Lucknow.
Nidhi Pundir, director CSR, HCL Foundation, exchanging the MoU with Praveen Mani Tripathi, Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Lucknow district, in the presence of (L-R) Diwakar Tripathi, representative of home minister Rajnath Singh in his Lok Sabha constituency Lucknow, Neeraj Singh, home minister’s younger son, and Kaushal Raj Sharma, district magistrate of Lucknow. (HT Photo)

Students of 15 government primary schools and five secondary schools in Lucknow may now hope to get improved basic infrastructure, such as, better classrooms, library, playground, science laboratory and facility for digital literacy, through a phased plan to be implemented over the next five to six years.

‘MY SCHOOL’ BANNER
  • The MoU aims at enabling positive transformation in schools, leading to enhanced enrolments, attendance, retention and learning outcomes of students.
  • The programme will focus on strengthening school infrastructure and making the teaching-learning process more dynamic with avenues for holistic growth and development.
  • Intervention for every school will be planned keeping in mind the institute’s baseline quality and capacity.

To improve the quality of education and infrastructure in 20 government schools, the district administration on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HCL Foundation -- the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies Ltd.

“The schools were identified jointly with the Lucknow district administration,” said district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma.

“We are pleased to be associated with the ‘My School’ Project. We firmly believe that all-inclusive education is every child’s right. We think this programme will strengthen our commitment towards providing the right platform for education that every child deserves,” he said.

This MoU is a long-term commitment towards providing quality education to children. “Under the ‘My School’ banner, the HCL Foundation and the district administration will work together to achieve the larger goal of ensuring quality education for all,” said Diwakar Tripathi, representative of home minister Rajnath Singh in his Lok Sabha constituency Lucknow.

“The ‘My School’ initiative under HCL’s ‘Uday’ programme looks at improving school enrolments, attendance and learning outcomes, by investing in innovative teaching and learning techniques as well as providing HCL volunteers to assist the school staff and students,” said Nidhi Pundhir, director-head, CSR & HCL Foundation.

“We want to build capacities of teachers and school administration to strengthen leadership. Also, there will be mechanisms for integration and engagement of communities with the schools so as to generate community-based learning solutions,” She said.