Corporate Social Responsibility Our CSR Initiatives
Quality education is essential for a country’s sustainable growth as it plays a key role in the development of intellectual skills and knowledge which further equip learners to transform themselves into professionals, decision makers, innovators, researchers and trainers. In a scenario where despite an increase in literacy rate, gender disparity remains prominent, education is the most compelling means to initiate social alterations and achieve gender equality and empowerment. At REC we understand that real development comes not only by lighting the houses through electrification, but also by illuminating the minds through education. Thus, we have taken up several initiatives to augment the rate and quality of education in the country.
- 80 libraries have been set up in government primary schools in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for promoting literacy and educational access. This initiative has benefitted many children from underprivileged families with high illiteracy rates, which had little or no access to libraries. The objective of the programme is to help meet the goal of universalizing quality elementary education for all children.
- Teaching and learning tools for English and Mathematics have been provided in 10 class rooms in MCD schools situated predominantly in slums and villages in Delhi. The programme aims to reach out to about 400 children from weaker sections of the society and at improving their learning levels.
- An education programme for school children has been executed in Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh to improve access, retention and learning outcomes.
- A residential academic programme has been launched for a batch of 35 girl students from the remote villages of Uttarakhand and Sikkim. These girls have been enrolled in class V in a school in Uttarakhand.
- Amenities like computers, school furniture and ceiling fans have been provided to schools, colleges & institutes and self-help groups in Jharkhand. Further, school fees, uniforms, bags,braille slates and Taylor frames have been funded for visually impaired students studying in various schools in Delhi, with the goal of enabling them to lead lives of dignity and improve the quality of education for them.
- Residential coaching programmes has been initiatedfor 65unprivilegedstudents from Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir, to help them prepare for the entrance examination for admission in IIT/NIT and other leading engineering institutes.
- 50 laptops with special softwarehave been provided to visually impaired students pursuing professional or technical course in Delhi.
Impact of the programmes:
- Improvement in reading habits and learning levels among children. Children take ownership of the library while learning valuable management skills.
- Libraries provide a central gathering point for the communities.
- Creation of enabling environment where children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to the community and nation.