The finer details
This program covers children study in Vidya Bhawan School, which focuses on an all-round development of children. With a keen focus on sports and fitness, and a few girls in the program have also qualified for District and State level Hockey tournaments. We wish them good luck!
Colgate has also supported Seva Mandir and Vidya Bhawan to build a better infrastructure and facilities for the children in the form of well-lit classrooms, uniforms, availability of safe drinking water, residential and storage spaces, renovation of toilets and washing facilities, availability of computers/laptops and infrastructure for libraries, creation of a Volleyball court and common areas in its two hostels.
During FY 2020-21, schools were closed for a couple of months, but during their stay back in villages, field social workers made efforts to stay connected with their parents as well as the children. In fact, mobile technology was used to share learnings and once the schools started, complete focus was given to bring the children up to speed and also ensuring hygiene and safety protocols being followed by the children.
In the internal assessments done for Class 10-12th, the scores were good in comparison to the baseline. And more importantly, children in spite of the many challenges are inspired to continue their studies and more than 60% students scored above 50% marks. Colgate employees volunteer and partner with Seva Mandir to support these causes through various volunteering initiatives.