Bengaluru, 23rd April 2020: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, upheld the motto of Earth Day in its Satya Bharti Schools. Nearly 40,000 student in I92 Satya Bharti schools in rural India celebrated Earth Day 2020 in the form of a painting competition, while being at home.
Multiple themes were given to children to inspire their imagination, such as Water Conservation, Tree Plantation, Say No to Plastic, Save the Planet Earth, Environmental Pollution, and more. The students made beautiful paintings, and shared them with their teachers through WhatsApp groups created by parents and teachers.
During the nationwide lockdown, Satya Bharti Schools are ensuring that students continue to get education through e-learning. Class-wise WhatsApp groups have been formed and students are being given class specific reading material, video links and assignments.
Foundation : Bharti Foundation was set up in the year 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. It implements and supports programs in primary, secondary and higher education as well as Sanitation. The flagship Satya Bharti School Program provides free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in rural India across six states, with a focus on the girl child, since 2006. The impact of quality education has been scaled-up by transferring the learning and good practices of this program to lakhs of students studying in government schools across several Indian states and union territories, through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, since 2013. Satya Bharti Abhiyan, the sanitation initiative since 2014, has been improving sanitation conditions in the districts of Punjab by providing access to toilets and by fostering behavioral change in communities. Together, the Foundation’s programs have cumulatively impacted over 2 million community members.
The higher education partnerships and initiatives are designed to meet the education paradigms of the 21st century. Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management (IIT, Delhi), Bharti Centre for Communication (IIT, Bombay)and Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Mohali (ISB, Mohali) are among the leading higher education institutions in the country.The Satya Bharti Institute of Technology is deftly on the path of being established as an institution of global excellence in research and learning. https://www.bhartifoundation.org/
Current Program Reach
16 States, UTs/54 Districts/210 Blocks
2,70,000 + Students (current enrollment)
25,000 + Toilets constructed*
1,85,000 + Beneficiaries **
* include (rural & urban Ludhiana + rural Amritsar), 37 Ladies’ toilets at Ludhiana Police Commissionerate and 14 Girls’ toilets constructed in government schools
** >55,000 estimated beneficiaries annually for Ladies’ toilets at Ludhiana Police Commissionerate
Data as of Feb 2020
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