Airtel to launch its second adopted school in Kenema
Corporate Social Responsibility can come in diverse ways, but what makes the difference is the one that comes to stay, one that can never be erased in the sands of time. One that will be used by our great grand children.
Education is a fundamental method of building the human capacity in any society. Since Airtel desires to be the most loved brand by 2015, embarking in adopting more schools in strategic rural communities is a step in the right direction. This initiative has contributed to the Millennium Development Goal of sustainable Primary Education for all by 2015.
The Provincial Islamic Primary School Kenema, in the Northern Rural District is set to benefit from Airtel Sierra Leone’s, second school adoption. The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is from Bharti, the parent company of Airtel in India, which founded The ‘Bharti Foundation’. The set criteria and the reality on the ground made it possible for the PIP School to benefit out of the several schools that were visited. The school currently has a total enrolment of 787 pupils for both morning and afternoon shift.
The once dilapidated school has been refurbished to acceptable standards. The lack of insufficient classrooms and major school materials is a thing of the past. Attending school during the raining season was a huge task but with Airtel’s intervention that has now changed.
Shortly, the new look Provincial Islamic Primary School which includes a modern Nursery School will be launched to the public as the Kenema indigenes are looking forward to the reopening of their equipped school. The aspiration of Airtel Foundation is to bring education to the least underprivileged child in the most remote area in any country where its exists. Airtel adopted government owned underprivileged primary schools in rural areas and provide them with all major requirements that make up a conducive learning environment.
The rural educational initiative of the Bharti Foundation aims to deliver quality education to underprivileged children across rural areas. The aim of this large scale program is to create a replicable, scalable and holistic model of quality education in the country.
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