Inviting community partnership for quality enhancement and constructive development of Govt. Primary schools in the State
A strong public education system is one of the major foundations for any democracy. India always gives pre-dominant consideration to the public education system. Public schools offer quality education that will impart moral values for a bright future of children. The Right to Education Act has ensured free public education for every Indian child. Still, many of our schools need strengthening of quality through providing infrastructure facilities and ICT. Quality education is possible in a congenial environment. To attain this, school should be provided with enough infrastructures, including additional classrooms, kitchen room; separate toilets for girls in all the co-education schools and a boundary wall for every school.
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh has considered Primary Education as the most important in generating future valuable citizens and thereby priority on sustainable development of Government Primary Schools. His wish is to make our state as a Knowledge State and as an Education Hub. Minister for HRD, Govt. of AP focusing on partnerships in development and “Badi Runam Teerchukundam” was made a platform for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and donations from individuals, community and organizations for strengthening of schools.
What it is: Loan (Runam) is an investment that must be repaid. The meaning of Badi Runam Teerchukundam is Lets pay for the benefit we gained by our schools in way of donations that will be utilized for arranging requirements of the schools. It will be a great opportunity to the school alumni for being a member of developing the school which is the starting point of development. Hence, it is a call of inviting donations in establishing a collective effort in strengthening of schools.
Why it is: There is lot to be done for strengthening of schools which can be fulfilled with helping hands of the community. Partnership can bridge the gaps that must be fulfilled to cater quality education. Corporate Social Responsibility can act as a major fund provider for development of schools.
Some major issues for which the donations can be utilized for are
- Providing school infrastructure (Additional Classrooms, Toilets, Playground, Compound wall, Drinking water, Library, Computer lab, etc.)
- Sports material and Health equipments
- Digital Classrooms & ICT
- Awards to Students and Teachers at various levels
- Organize need-based teacher trainings
- Support to Divyangs
- Promote Girl child education
- Provide student scholarships
There is a proposal to fix a value of donation on which the donor can suggest a new name for the school. This can best be utilized by those who wish to name the school after their Parent (s).
There is another proposal to facilitate the donor who donates highest amount at state level for the year as Donor of the Year and will be given a certificate in special meeting. The same may be adopted for each district. Hence, it will be a great opportunity for being honoured for charity towards the development of schools.
How it works: Donors can specify what the donation is meant for. The names and amount/material donated with details such as type of organization (whether the Donor Organization is a foundation, trust, institute and whether public, private, NGO, etc.), brief nature of activities, name of corresponding person/s for CSR activities with contact details (Address, Phone/Mobile, e-Mail, etc.) and corresponding details of expenditure will be documented and placed in the website. State Project Director will guide on where and how to spend based on the request made by the donors and review expenditures incurred against each of the donations.
Whom to submit: A separate mechanism setup in the State Project Office, the details are given here under.
Account Number:_____________ ;
Donors can contact
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