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Sterlite Copper launches ‘Ilam Mottukal’ ProjectTo support the education of 5000 girl childrenChennai:
Sterlite Copper in partnership with K.C.Mahindra Education Trust and NaandiFoundation launched the ‘Ilam Mottukal’ Project in a function held at Auxilium HigherSecondary School here on Monday.A Memorandum of Understanding was exchanged by
Mr. Suresh Bose, Head –Human Relations, Sterlite Copper and Dr. Preetha Bhakta, Head – EducationResearch & Learning Initiatives, Naandi Foundation
in the presence of
Mr.A.Mohammed Aslam IAS, State Project Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan,Tamil Nadu
marking the launch of the project.Ilam Mottukal Project is one of Sterlite’s initiatives to improve the quality of lives of thecommunity around them. For this project, Sterlite Copper will support the
educationof 5000 girl children
from 72 Government schools.
“Realising that girls are marginalised in the society, we felt the need to provide girl children with a good and healthy childhood. Through this project, we seek to provide girls with the opportunity to study and grow toachieve independence in thought and action. Our project ‘Ilam Mottukal’ will help in the holistic development of these girls,”
said Mr. Suresh Bose, Head-HR, Sterlite Copper.
Additional academic support, material support, social and moral support are the keycomponents in the programme. Academic special classes will be conducted for 1.5hours beyond school time which will help to bridge the learning gaps and enablechildren to reach their grade specific competency level in school. The classes will beconducted by
160 trained tutors
selected within the community with the vision thatthey would be the local resource to act as friends and mentors to the children.Education kit comprising school bag, undergarments, shoes, socks, stationery,notebooks, umbrella, etc will be handed over to all the beneficiaries at the earliest.Sterlite has allotted Rs 1.4 crore for this initiative.
Dr. Preetha BhaktaHead – Education Research & Learning Initiative, Naandi Foundation - +919848597019Col. Krishnan SrinivasanGeneral Manager, Sterlite Copper - +91 9597511511
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