Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) (listed in BSE & NSE) today launched a new CSR initiative, HGS’ Comprehensive School Improvement Programme (CSIP), which aims to promote quality and holistic education for underprivileged children in Mumbai and Pune. HGS has tied up with Plan India, a nationally registered not-for-profit organization striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls to create six “Model Schools” and provide all-round development opportunities for the children studying in these government schools.
HGS’ CSIP is a three-year project that is expected to help develop adequate school infrastructure to ensure that 5,000 children have a “joyful learning environment” within the school premises and support at least 1,000 children with learning difficulties to achieve age-appropriate learning level through remedial education. The programme also aims to educate and increase awareness amongst 20,000 parents about Right to Education to ensure that they actively engage for development of their children.
Speaking about the programme, Srinivas Palakodeti, Global CFO – HGS said, “India has been witnessing a significant rise in drop outs and absenteeism amongst underprivileged children in schools owing to lack of adequate amenities and proper infrastructure. Through this programme, we aim to help these schools to improve their infrastructure to ensure that holistic education opportunities are offered to all.”
HGS, along with Plan India, will upgrade and build science laboratories in schools, improve classroom infrastructure by procuring adequate benches, desks, fans, and paint the walls, etc., renovate/upgrade WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) infrastructure for boys and girls in the schools along with BCC (Behavior Change and Communication) program, and promote changing rooms for girls and installation of incinerators. The team will also promote remedial education for children who lack age appropriate learning level, develop and upgrade child friendly library, support children to set their career goals and positive attitude, promote and strengthen Children Parliament (Bal-Panchayat) and School Management Committee (SMC).
Asif Mohammad, Director – Programme Implementation, Plan India said, “Education is the most powerful tool to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty. It helps to overcome inequalities, promote inclusive development, accelerate social transformation and fosters economic progress. Plan believes that this partnership will support in providing access to quality education and water and sanitation facilities for both boys and girls. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Hinduja Global Solutions for coming on board and supporting us in this endeavor.”
About Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS):
A global leader in business process management (BPM) and optimizing the customer experience lifecycle, HGS is helping make its clients more competitive every day. HGS combines technology-powered services in automation, analytics and digital with domain expertise focusing on back office processing, contact centers and HRO solutions to deliver transformational impact to clients. Part of the multi-billion dollar conglomerate Hinduja Group, HGS takes a true “globally local” approach, with over 44,854 employees across 75 delivery centers in seven countries making a difference to some of the world’s leading brands across nine key verticals. For the year ended 31st March 2018, HGS had revenues of Rs. 38,494 million (US$ 597 million).
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About Plan India:
Plan India is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, thus creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities. Since 1979, Plan India and its partners have improved the lives of millions of children and young people by enabling them access to protection, quality education and healthcare services, a healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in decisions which affect their lives. Plan India is a member of the Plan International Federation, an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International is active in more than 70 countries.
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