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Our Dream Project – Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya Read more

Working in and around the villages of Ratnagiri, our founders recognized the need for rural upliftment. In 2008, Finolex Industries Limited donated 10 acres of land to Mukul Madhav Foundation for the establishment of a school on the outskirts of Ratnagiri. As a result, Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya (MMV) was established on 24 June 2010 in Golap, Ratnagiri, to provide quality English education at an affordable cost to the local community.

​MMV started with a modest strength of 151 students and has now grown steadily into a full-fledged SSC affiliated school with 607 students from Pre-Nursery to Std. VIII, moving on till 10th grade and junior college.

Spread over 20,000 square feet area, Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya provides adequate opportunities for the holistic development of the students. We want our students to emerge as skilled, confident and responsible individuals with strong fundamentals and values. We believe that a school should be a place where a child loves to be; hence, we have paid thorough attention to the infrastructure and facilities to suit the students' requirement.

Inauguration of MMV Junior College

Certificate received from Education Department, zilla Parishad, Ratnagiri for 100% result in SSC board exams

The same has been signed by Mrs. Nishadev( Education Officer), Mrs. Jakhad(CEO), Mr. Rohan Bane ( President, ZP, Ratnagiri).

Nursing – A Noble Profession

An exciting Webinar was organized on 18th August 2020 for Nursing Students, Faculty, Grass root level workers on the topic – Nursing – A Noble Profession. The panel comprised of Dr. Arvind Shah, Consultant Pediatrician at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trsut, London and Ms. Suzzane MacFarlane, Pediatric Practice Development Nurse Lead from National Health Service Trust – London and Dr. Deepak Ugra Pediatrician who is attached with Lilavati and Hinduja Healthcare Surgicals, Mumbai.

The speakers addressed the audience on speaking about the importance of being a Nurse, the challenging times at hospitals in dealing with patients and families, the mental health of an individual, the curriculum and the opportunity there is in the Nursing profession. Another topic that was touched upon was how doctors need the support of nurses in every stage of patient diagnosis.

Please download learings from this webinar.

Online Classes conducted during COVID 19 pandemic

In order to ensure that our students do not lose on their education during the COVID 19 pandemic lock down, Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya started 'Learn From Home' for its students. Our teachers conducted online teaching sessions with an aim to complete the syllabus of the student's curriculum on time.This helped in eliminating any pressure on students at a later stage once the schools re-open. Online test/assessments were conducted and the same was checked by the teachers.

These Online sessions not only helped the students with their studies but also made the rural children familiar with the use and application of Computers and smart phones as a medium to take their daily school lessons. This resulted in escalating the confidence level of students and gaining proficiency in use of internet.

The Online sessions were not only limited to studies but it also focused on wholesome development of the students where every morning Online Yoga and meditation sessions were conducted by our Yoga expert. This helped the students in increasing their concentration levels and staying healthy.

The students stayed safe at home and continued with their Education during the critical outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic.

MOU signing with the Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri at Pune

An MOU has been signed in the presence of Mr. K P Viswanatha, Vice Chancellor, Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ahemednagar, Mr. Rasal, Dean, Agriculture College, Pune, Dr. Pharande, Director of Instruction, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Mr. Devang Trivedi, Company Secretary, Finolex Industries Limited and Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria , Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation to provide scholarships and assistance to 36 undergraduates, 20 Post Graduates students from these universities from the lower strata of the society.

This will enable students to be motivated and educated with the required expertise in the field of agriculture.

B T Sahani School supported for their renovation and refurbishment

B T Sahani with a student strength of ……………… have been provided with …………………………………. This is a very old school having two campuses one near Pune Railway Station and another in Bhawani Peth.

Support to students in the field of Science

Students from St. Marys School Pune representing India in a program called First Global Challenge at Mexico.

Science on Wheels

FIL and CSR partner MMF donated a motorcycle to Mr. Ashok Dixit to help him be self-reliant to demonstrate science exhibitions in schools around Ratnagiri area. He has been doing this since 2007. Since the schools do not have proper infrastructure or facility to have a science lab, Mr. Dixit will move in this vehicle and cover the schools. He carries the equipment's and requisite material in a box which is also donated by MMF.

Scholarships

Scholarship in Agriculture Universities of Maharashtra
Since last 8 years Finolex Industries Ltd is giving awards to the University toppers from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Ahmednagar. This year FIL/MMF would like to start a new scholarship in name of - "Late Smt. Mohini Pralhad Chhabria "to support students from 10 Agriculture colleges under Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ahmednagar ( Ahmednagar, Pune, Dhule, Jalgoan, Satara, Solapur, Kolhapur, Nandurbar, Jamkhed and college of Horticulture Pune).
FIL/MMF supporting 36 Undergraduates, 20 Post graduate and 3 PhD students from these colleges. This initiative will motivate the students to achieve their educational goal and to use their knowledge and expertise in the field of agriculture.

Mukul Madhav Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving students for primary & higher education, by sponsoring their tuition fee, books, hostel fees and other requirements.

We have also set up fellowships for resident doctors at K.E.M Hospital, Pune. Doctors studying for their post-graduation can avail this fellowship programme. These resident doctors train under Dr. Anand Pandit, Honorary Professor and Director - Dept. of Pediatrics & Neonatology. Should they wish to set up their own pediatric clinic or conduct research after training, we support them wholeheartedly.

In 2016, we have sponsored the fellowship of a Teach for India candidate for a year, who is presently teaching at a Government school in Pune.

Upgrading the Infrastructure and Quality of Education imparted in Government Schools:

PANCHGANI, MAHARASHTRA

In 2006, we identified and adopted two Municipal Schools in Panchgani, which lacked basic infrastructure and urban educational facilities. Ever since, we have been upgrading their infrastructure by way of building new classrooms, a science laboratory and have also donated sewing machines for the Girls' Vocational Training Centre, Tablas, a TV and VCR Set, projector, educational books, cds and stationery. We have also donated items of basic need such as clothing, shoes, socks and sweaters to the children in these schools.

Mukul Madhav Foundation introduced English education to these previously Marathi medium schools by appointing teachers who teach English, as well as Maths and Science in English to students from Std. I. to Std. V. Apart from these 2 English teachers we are also sponsoring 5 more teachers. In January 2014, we introduced English as a subject to the Pre-primary section as well. We have an in-house trainer who trains our teachers in English on a weekly basis. Our students of standard 3rd to 6th communicate with confidence in English with each other. Many activities are conducted to enhance the students' English language skills in the form of storytelling with skits, helping them with pronunciation, articulation, accent along with tongue-twisters. In 2015, the students participated at Taluka Level Krida Spardha and Balanand Melawa, where the school won the Champion Trophy and got the first rank.

The overall performance of the school was enhanced and nearly 7 English medium children were enrolled in this school. Another 17 students also enrolled in other classes other than Standard First.

We continued our journey into education post Panchgani and similar upgradations have been done in the schools of Satara, Ratnagiri and Pune.

MASAR VILLAGE, GUJARAT

Since 2015 we have been supporting Masar village in Gujarat with English Teachers. Masar Primary School, Girdhar Vidhyalaya and MMP Sampalawala School are being supported with English teachers. Students in these schools were also provided writing pattern books and 4-line notebooks, to help improve their English writing skills. Regular teacher training programs are conducted, to update the knowledge of the trainers. Donation of books to improve the literacy skills of these children is also done on a regular basis.

In 2016, we set-up a computer skill development centre, in the vicinity of both these schools, so children can attend computer classes in the morning, before they begin their regular school hours. Trained professionals from Baroda conduct this certified course for both children and adults. Sessions for adults are conducted later in the day.

Schools have been assisted with various kinds of donation like equipments, setting up of rain harvesting system, sports items and also provided a teacher to train students n Computers.

MAHABALESHWAR, MAHARASHTRA

To promote urban education and the concept of e-learning by use of a tablet device in the Zila Parishad schools of Maharashtra, Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Industries Ltd., in association with the Poona North Rotary Charitable Trust (PNRCT) and a donor Mr. Kulbir Dodd, began a project in 3 municipality schools of Mahableshwar & Panchgani. The tablet has been pre-loaded with a user friendly software called Akshardhara, developed by Tata Consultancy Services to make learning easy for the students from the 1st to 3rd grade. The entire syllabus on the tablet is in Marathi. To kick start this project, 60 tablets (20 per school) was handed over on the 8th of July 2016 to the three Principals for a year. With this project, we aim to reach out to over 300 students.

949 students have received sponsorship from 2002 till 2019 from various streams of courses.

Sponsorship of students in 2018 – 2019 at a glance

Faculty April to Dec.2019 Jan to Mar. 2020
Schooling (KG to 10th) 33 9
Engineering 61 14
PG Diploma 9 1
MBBS 18 7
Nursing 24 4
Graduation 29 15
Post Graduation 24 5
Agri Scholarship (Graduation+Post Graduation)includes Rahuri 25 1
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