Through E2, Team Hero aims to holistically tackle deep-seated issues within India’s education system. Whether it is about increasing enrolment in schools or facilitating higher attendance, the programme seeks to look beyond the obvious symptoms and find long-term solutions. It focuses as much on improving school infrastructure as on finding innovative solutions to improve quality of education and learning outcomes. The programme also encourages development of life skills as well as technical skills, ensuring employability of its beneficiaries.
Team Hero runs regular drives to collect books, stationeries and other education resources and distribute them among needy children. A part of the CSR spends also goes towards buying essential 'interactive' education material for programme beneficiaries. Employees also participate in this initiatives and give their contributions by giving books during our Book collection drive which we then give to needy students.
We all know what wonders a child can do if s/he is exposed to the world of science at a young age. Unfortunately, not many children in the hinterlands get to discover their passion for science due to lack of facilities and exposure. How many geniuses at the grassroots must be waiting to be discovered!
With the aim of helping children find their calling for science, Team Hero is initiating the Mobile Science Lab (MSL) project. The lab has over 48,000 exposures to 16,000+ girls students and 600+ teachers in various schools. The objective of this experiment is to have more than 150 hands-on science models covering a wide range of topics in physics, chemistry and biology. The beneficiaries of the project will primarily be children enrolled in classes 8 to 10.
The national effort to achieve ‘education for all’ (EFA) and the progressive elimination of child labour are inextricably linked. On the one hand, education is a key element in the prevention of child labour as children with no access to quality education have little alternative but to enter the labour market. On the other hand, child labour is one of the main obstacles to ‘education for all’, as children who are working cannot go to school.
In an effort to do our bit towards resolving a part of this problem, we are working with more than 8,000 children in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Bihar. The interventions are simple but can make all the difference. We motivate the families, create awareness around the ills of child labour and child marriage. Also make them aware about importance of hygiene, health and education. We also facilitate for child immunization.
Objective of the program is to provide Career Counseling and guidance to 21,000 Girl students in 200+ Schools in Patiala district of Punjab, Jaipur and Alwar district of Rajasthan and Rewari district of Haryana.
Career seminars will be conducted for 21,000 Girl students at the initial stage for causing awareness related to career options. Career assessment test will be conducted which includes quantitative and subjective questions. A detailed report will be generated detailing the top careers suited for the students along with a detailed analysis of their personality, interest and aptitude. Career counseling will be provided to students by professional counselors one to one.
Scholarship to Students
To encourage bright students, Academic excellence awards were given to 20 students (who topped in various streams in BMU). To encourage girls from under privileged sections of society taking up higher education, Hamari Pari scholarships were given to 16 girls in BMU
One of the many reasons for increased dropout rates as well as below average academic performance in rural schools is the lack of basic infrastructure – proper classrooms with right furniture, playgrounds, basic sanitation facilities and even drinking wate.
As part of our CSR, we look at development of educational institutions in and around our facilities so that they can retain maximum children and help in holistic development of children.
So far the team has helped in development of a school with 11 classrooms at Tilwara, Rudraprayag, Uttrakhand. The school was completely damaged during 2013 floods. Another 39 class rooms have been constructed in schools in Haryana and Uttrakhand.
We have constructed more than 500 toilets in various schools. There is a constant focus in ensuring that these facilities are maintained and used by the beneficiaries.
We are working with more than 70+ schools around our operations where we have also provided safe drinking water facilities, got painting and renovation done, provided furniture, Checmistry labs, Solar power plants, basketball and badminton court to help students play