Jul 20
Enabling Enlightenment
Enabling Enlightenment
A pleasant school environment enhances learning experience and help retain students. This is especially true of rural areas, where the dropout rate is high, largely due to socio-economic factors.
 
With this in mind, L&T Smart World & Communication (L&T SWC) has repaired and renovated five rural government schools in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra under its CSR drive.
 
The schools renovated in Tamil Nadu are Avathipalayam Government Higher Secondary School (Namakkal district), Adi Dravidar Government Primary School (Chengalpattu district) and George Higher Secondary School (Tiruvarur District). The beneficiary schools in Maharashtra are Walni Village Grampanchayat School (Nagpur) and ZP Primary School, Bhukum (Pune).
 
The renovation works undertaken in 2021- 2022 were many and varied. It included structural strengthening, waterproofing, replastering, and re-roofing. Transforming the look from drab to decorative by artistic paintings on the walls elevated the mood of the children and made school something to eagerly look forward to each day.
 
Taking a significant step towards facilitating women’s education, girls’ toilets were also built in some schools and renovated in others. The amount spent on all these initiatives totalled Rs 60 lakh and they have benefitted 3,090 children.
 
What’s more, subsequent to the renovations, admissions in those schools rose by about 10%. In fact, so high was the appreciation for the renovated Avathipalayam school that it received admission applications from parents whose children were studying in private schools.
 

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