Promotion of Education
Education should be a fundamental right as it is the first step towards realising the full potential of every individual, whether it’s to discover the career they want to pursue, the sports they want to play and even the extracurricular activities that will enrich their lives. However, good quality education is still not easy to come by in India.
With this in mind, the Mukul Madhav Foundation has made the promotion of education one of its core objectives. Every child deserves to start life on the right foot, which begins with school. To bring this objective to life, we have several ongoing initiatives like infrastructural support, scholarships, safe drinking water and sanitation, supporting teachers with remuneration and training, donation of sweaters, uniforms, books, stationery essentials and more, to ensure quality education for every child, whatever their circumstances.
Graduation ceremony for students of the plumbing course at ITI Girls College in Pune
(Backed by Finolex Industries Ltd)
In February 2020, we collaborated with the Industrial Training Institute Girls College at Aundh in Pune to introduce a plumbing course under the able guidance and persuasion of Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation.
The Directorate of Vocational Education and Training gave a sanction for this course to meet the demand for skilled plumbers in Maharashtra under the aegis of the Director General of Training.
Since February 2020, we have trained 30 girls in a crash course of plumbing through this initiative. We have been instrumental in setting up the plumbing laboratory with equipment and providing support to their tutor.
Finolex Industries Ltd further enhances the course with online sessions to share experiential knowledge and the latest plumbing techniques with these girl students.
In June 2022, we selected 20 girls for this plumbing course and have since been providing support with their course fees and required tools for the course.
We organised a graduation program at the college for these 20 girl students on March 3rd, 2023, in the presence of Sandeep Dhanawade, Deputy Manager, Sales; Beena Prince, Manager, Sales; and Mahesh Mantri, Executive, Sales, at Finolex Industries Ltd; Indiresh Bhilegaonkar, Principal of ITI Girls College, Aundh, and Team MMF.
Support to special children with inclusive education, comprehensive health and rehabilitation services in Bangalore
(Backed by Finolex Industries Ltd, Supported by the Association of People with Disability)
Children with special needs deserve better facilities that can help them cope with their limitations and enable them to live as equal a life as they can. To help them overcome daily hurdles slightly easier, we decided to collaborate with the Association of People with Disability in Bangalore.
We signed an agreement to provide rehabilitation services to special children with the Association of People with Disability (APD) in Bangalore on January 12th, 2023, in the presence of Sunil Kumar, Danial Jemes, Ramesh Gongadi, Ms Laxmidevi and Team MMF.
As part of this project, we will conduct workshops and provide facilities for enabling, equipping and empowering Children with Special Needs (CwSN) with access to inclusive education, and comprehensive health and rehabilitation services.
So we screened 150 children with the objective of providing them with rehabilitation services.
The objective of this initiative is to provide access to:
- Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for all 150 CwSNs
- School Teachers Training and BIERT Teachers Training
- Parents and Care Givers Capacity Building
- Parents Training – Speech and Hearing
- Peers and SDMC Members Training
- Aids and Appliances Distribution and Health and Rehabilitation services
School Transformation Project in Lucknow
(Backed by Finolex Industries, Supported by Yuva Unstoppable)
Many schools in small towns do not have sufficient facilities for students. We received an appeal on behalf of the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Mrs Anandiben Patel, through Yuva Unstoppable to provide facilities to these schools. This appeal was presented to Mr Anil Whabi, Director of Finolex Industries, who visited Lucknow recently.
We immediately agreed to collaborate with Yuva Unstoppable to work on the School Transformation Project in Lucknow. We signed an agreement with them in the presence of ADM Lucknow Shri Himanshu Gupta; Mrs Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee – Mukul Madhav Foundation; Mr Amitabh Shah, Founder, Yuva Unstoppable; Mr Anil Whabi, Managing Director, Finolex Industries Limited, along with Team Yuva Unstoppable and Team Mukul Madhav Foundation.
The objective of this project is:
- to provide access to clean sanitation units for boys and girls at the school campus
- to provide drinking water and dishwashing areas at the school campus
- to paint the school campus as required
- to install a sanitary pad incinerator
This initiative will transform 9 schools by building toilet blocks for girls and boys, mid-day meal sheds and a drinking water facility. These will be made available by March 2023.