Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Education Project Council, Government of Jharkhand.
As per the MoU, Bharti Foundation will support Government initiatives in 150 schools, enhancing the overall schooling experience of more than 24,000 students and 500 teachers in the districts of Pakur, Godda, Dumka and Deoghar.
The Public –Private Partnership initiative is being rolled under the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program of the Bharti Foundation, which is already benefitting close to 2,00,000 students and 7,000 teachers across 12 states.
The Satya Bharti Quality Support Program is an education initiative undertaken in partnership with government schools. Through this program, Bharti Foundation engages with the school leadership, teachers, students and communities to enhance their schooling experience and support them in their efforts to strive for excellence. The program focuses on identifying and integrating best practices from Satya Bharti Schools with the intent of encouraging innovation, participation, ownership and facilitating sustainable change.
Bharti Foundation has been working in Jharkhand through its Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program since 2014-15.Under the program, the Foundation has mainstreamed more than 8,000 children in 320 schools, which enabled the Government of Jharkhand to declare six (6) blocks free from Out-of-school children.
Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “Under the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, we aim to work with school leaders to enhance the overall schooling experience of all stakeholders in these Government schools. Our holistic development approach and school improvement plan involves working in close coordination with educationists and officials inthe Education Department ofJharkhand,and we look forward to working with them towards strengthening the existing education initiatives.”
Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, was set up in the year 2000. It implements and supports programs in the fields of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education. Through its flagship initiative – the Satya Bharti School Program, the Foundation provides free and quality education to more than 45000 underprivileged children through 254 Satya Bharti Schools, across rural India, with a focus on the girl child.
Since inception Bharti Foundation has reached out to 3,00,000+ students and 13,000+ teachers through more than 2,100 schools/centres across 15 Indian states through its initiatives in the education sector. The programs have impacted over 2 million community members across rural India.