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, stationery 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 like school bags. 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 50,000 exposures to various students and teachers in FY 17-18, from various government school of Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana, The objective is to generate curiosity about science by using 150 hands-on models which covers wide range of topics in physics, chemistry and biology.
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 8,000 children in Delhi. 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.
Quota International Program
195 children of classes 1 -8 who are weak in English are are being givenremedial classes to help them in improving their grades, also emphasis is being placed in teaching good habits and basic moral education.
60 College going girls belonging to underprivileged section of society are being given extra classes on spoken English and Computer literacy to better their skills by Indo French Cultural Society which has increased their prospect of getting good job.
Career EduConnect programme provides career counselling and guidance to students so that they can understand what career they may choose that would help them not only do well but excel in the chosen career. Career Counselling and guidance session has been given 21,000 students in 200+ Schools in Patiala district of Punjab, Jaipur and Alwar district of Rajasthan and Rewari district of Haryana.
EDU – RAKSHA Program
Empowering defence personnel children in 44 Army Public School by undertaking Career Counselling and guidance program
Scholarship to Students
To encourage bright students, Academic excellence awards were given to 38 students (who topped in various streams in BMU). To encourage girls from under privileged sections of society taking up higher education, HamariPari scholarships were given to 16 girls in BMU
One of the many reasons for increased dropout rates, stunted growth of children, lack of confidence among children as well as below average academic performance in rural government schools is the lack of basic infrastructure - proper classrooms with right furniture, sports facility, dilapidated building, science labs, power facility-school work in darkness, basic sanitation facilities and even clean drinking water.
As part of our CSR initiative Project Shiksha, we have developed 150+ schools and supported Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan by providing sanitation facility by constructing 1025+ toilet block facility, which is benefiting 47,419 students, which has helped in complete turnaround of educational institution and changed the mindset of entire village community towards government school.