Indian telecommunication giant, Bharti Enterprises set up Bharti Foundation in 2000, with the objective to help underprivileged children realize their potential.
With a key focus on education, the Foundation’s extensive programmes include:
Satya Bharti School Programme: The Foundation’s flagship rural education initiative is aimed at holistic development of children. With primary, elementary and senior secondary schools, this initiative provides free quality education to underprivileged children, with a special focus on the girl child. The students are provided free nutritious mid-day meals, uniforms, education material like text books and notebooks, etc. The teachers are trained regularly to ensure quality education. There are 254 Satya Bharti Schools. The programme aims to transform students into educated, responsible and self-reliant citizens with a deep sense of commitment to their society. Active involvement of parents, community and like-minded organisations are integral to the programme.
Satya Bharti Learning Centres: Bharti Foundation operates these Centres to conduct remedial/bridge courses in Government schools for the Out Of School Children (OOSC). This programme is being run in close partnership with ‘Educate a Child’, a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation. These Centres are setup to identify OOSC in remote villages and enrol them in Government schools. The students are offered short and medium term age appropriate courses and mentoring by a resource teacher (Education Volunteer).
Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme: The aim is to take learnings and best practices from the Satya Bharti Schools to the Government schools for improving the overall quality of schooling experience for students. The programme focuses on partnering with Government schools and working along with its leadership and teachers to support them in providing quality education through need-based interventions and ensuring optimal utilization of Government resources. It offers schools support material and services like curriculum material, trainings, processes, pedagogical tools and mentoring sessions.
Satya Bharti Abhiyan: Bharti Foundation has undertaken this initiative to improve sanitation facilities in rural areas. As part of this programme, the Foundation has committed to invest Rs100 crores to be utilized over the next three years for the construction of household latrines in rural households and Government schools lacking such amenities in over 900 villages across Ludhiana district.
Income Rs75 cr
Expense Rs54 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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