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Corporates meet DM on plans to boost education in Gautam Budh Nagar

The firms have offered services ranging from boosting infrastructure at schools to introducing new age techniques of studying

noida Updated: Aug 12, 2017 23:05 IST
Preety Acharya
Preety Acharya
Hindustan Times
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The administration hopes that over 200 schools will derive the benefits of this initiative.(HT FILE )

The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar on Saturday met representatives of around 15 corporate firms who offered to help the administration in improvising the basic education system. The administration hopes that over 200 schools will be benefited with the involvement of corporate firms in this endeavour.

Number of schools and tasks and objectives were also allotted to these firms during the meeting. “The meeting was fruitful as most of these firms have shown dedication to improve the education system. All the firms will be working on various aspects of education for the betterment of students in the district,” said Singh.

The firms have volunteered to provide different kinds of services. While some want to help in providing better infrastructure to government schools, others want to introduce new age techniques of studying, added Singh.

In a weeks’ time, the district administration will be signing MoUs with HCL and Ambuja Cement. HCL has offered to take care of 30 schools saying they will be providing digital and advance training to teachers and principals to make teaching a good experience for students, the DM said. The firms will be holding 12 training sessions in a year with a batch of 40 each, he added.

A cement major will be taking care of 19 schools in Dadri and they have promised to take care of overall requirements such as better infrastructure, training to teachers and digital way of teaching.

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) has offered to teach the importance of sanitation and hygiene at 100 schools in the district. Great India Place mall has promised to improve the infrastructure like better toilets and furniture of six schools in Dankaur and four in Bisrakh, officials said.

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Step by Step, a leading school in GB Nagar has also of offered to provide training to teachers and principals to have better communication with students. Books for All has shown interest in setting up libraries in 10 schools.

According to officials, Jaquar will be helping around 16 schools in having better infrastructure and teaching facilities. Satya Sai Seva Sangathan will be taking care of around 25 schools. Another cement major has offered to adopt 6 schools in Dadri. Emenox group has volunteered to help in improving the quality of education in over five schools.

Officials added that Sopra Steria group, Powergrit and few other multinational firms have shown interest in joining hands with the district administration to contribute in making schools and education a good experience for students.

These corporate firms have offered to construct toilets and other important infrastructure, while others have evinced an interest in providing furniture to government schools.

First Published: Aug 12, 2017 23:05 IST