Poor students far-away from schools get help
In order to enable poor students from faraway places to reach their schools on time, the India Literacy Project (ILP), an NGO in collaboration with...
Rajendranagar: In order to enable poor students from faraway places to reach their schools on time, the India Literacy Project (ILP), an NGO in collaboration with Deloitte and United Way of Hyderabad (UWH), has come forward to distribute bicycles in different schools under Rajendranagar area.
As part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) Deloitte company has planned to distribute the bicycles voluntarily among poor students facing difficulty to reach schools owning to long distance and no proper transportation facility.
The company which teamed up with UWH and ILP distributed 40 bicycles to students, mostly girls of different schools under Rajendranagar. "Below poverty line (BPL) students, residing more than 5 km away from school and with no proper transport facility to their locations, are being selected.
Almost 10 schools were selected for the distribution of bicycles that include GHS Rajendranagar, ZPHS Budvel, ZPHS NTR Nagar, ZPHS Attapur, ZPHS Ganesh Nagar, ZPHS Mailardevpally, ZPHS Padmashalipuram, ZPHS Hydershakote, ZPHS Manikonda and ZPHS Vatti Nagulapally," informed Kanakanala Eprahim, Project Lead STEM Project, Indian Literacy Project, Rajendranagar.
Encouraging girl education
Stating that the distribution process kick-started from Monday itself, Eprahim said, "We have started this programme with distribution of five bicycles among the deserving students of girls high school at Rajendranagar, after studying difficulties they were facing to reach the school.
The bicycles were handed over to students by the head mistress of the high school, Dr Suguna." Remaining schools would be covered in a phased manner, he added. Parents were grateful to Deloitte, United Way of Hyderabad as well as Indian Literacy Project for helping their girls make first strides towards their better future.
"India Literacy Project is the implementation partner of various projects in the Rajendranagar mandal, such as career guidance sessions, exposure visits, science experiments with low-cost science kit, delivery of curriculum-based digital content, through community participation," said Preeti Iyengar, Chapter Coordinator, Indian Literacy Project.