Bangalore, 18 August 2021: Colt Technology Services India Pvt. Ltd. (Colt India), in partnership with Bangalore North Round Table Trust 25 and Embassy REIT, inaugurated a new classroom block at the Government Higher Primary School in Thanisandra. Constructed over a period of four months during the Covid-19 pandemic, the newly renovated section will welcome students back to the school with an environment conducive to learning, encouraging greater attendance and learning outcomes.
Located within three kilometres of Embassy Manyata Business Park, where Colt India is a corporate occupier, BNRT and Embassy REIT identified the project, while curating the schedule and plan, and managing the on-site upgradations.
With a strength of over 1000 students, the Government Higher Primary School, Thanisandra, required significant improvements to its existing infrastructure due to outdated construction of some of its buildings and a lack of maintenance. Challenges consisted of heavily chipped flooring and water logged classrooms.
The project is funded by Colt India, under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, includes the renovations and refurbishment of 3 classrooms, water proofing of the terrace, new internal flooring, repairs to the doors and windows, electrical fixtures, painting and furniture installation for both students and teachers of the said school.
Shri. Hanumantharaya, BEO – Bangalore South 4, said, “It is extremely heartening to see corporates and NGOs such as Colt India, Embassy REIT and BNRT providing a model for sustainable and in-depth support for our Government Schools. These new facilities and infrastructure will enable our students to reach their true potential by providing them spaces that spark learning. We are grateful for their meaningful partnership with the Department of Education, which aims to strengthen our existing education system. We hope such initiatives encourage other corporates to come forward in nurturing the schools around where they work.”
Nafisa Ojha, MD and Country Manager, Colt India, said, “We take pride in Colt’s culture when we say we can change the world. We consider it as a part of our duty and we make sure that in our small ways we help in making this world a better place. I am so happy for the children who will be able to study slightly more comfortably and we are able to make that small difference”.
Mike Holland, CEO – Embassy REIT, said, “We were glad to support and partner with Colt India, a corporate whose values adhere so closely to our own, to enhance Government Schools and under-served communities around our where we work. Partnering with other corporates and the Government ensures that we continue to create sustainable and in-depth impact towards empowering our existing educational system. Creating a safe and inviting learning atmosphere is of the utmost importance and plays a role in ensuring the future success of our students.”
The initiative was project managed by BNRT and Embassy REIT, under Embassy’s flagship ‘Corporate Connect Program,’ which aims to bring together Business Park tenants with aligned Corporate Social Responsibility mandates and experienced non-profits to collectively address and solve a diverse number of challenges faced in Government Schools. Having partnered with 34 corporates for 59 projects since the inception of the program, Embassy aims to close the gaps for Bangalore’s underprivileged children by harnessing the support of its business parks’ corporate tenants.
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