Hindustan Zinc’s Shiksha Sambal Program by now has provided classes in Maths, Science & English to over 7000 rural & tribal students
Schools in deep rural areas have their own challenges in terms of providing education to students. First and the foremost, it is difficult to convince villagers to send their children to schools, particularly the girls. Secondly, it is evenly difficult to get qualified and experienced teachers.
Hindustan Zinc, through its Shiksha Sambal program focuses on quality education and provides remedial classes to rural students appearing for Rajasthan Board Examination, i.e. students of 10th to 12th classes in the 5 districts - Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Ajmer. This project in association with Vidya Bhawan Society aims to provide special subject classes like Math, Science, Political Science, English and Accounts. The program is reaching out to 7000 students in 55 Government Schools.
Taking a step further to ensure the overall development of these students, Hindustan Zinc in association with Vidya Bhawan Society is organizing 7 Summer Camps in 5 districts of Rajasthan for about 800 rural students who are appearing for 10th Board Exams this year. This one month camp began on 15th May, 2017 at Udaipur and 6 business locations of Hindustan Zinc – Zawar, Debari, Chittorgarh, Dariba, Agucha and Kayad.
The launch program was organized on 22nd May, 2017 at Vidya Bhawan Auditorium, Udaipur.
The first residential summer camp was organized last year in Udaipur that saw the participation of around 70 rural students. Sighting the success of last year’s camp, this year, more than 200 students are actively participating where about 50% of them are girls from villages around all 7 business locations including Pantnagar. About 12-15 students from the last year camp are also participating in this year’s camp as ‘Captain’ to aid in managing the current batch.
These camps organizes sessions on yoga, painting, carpentry, music, dance, finance & accounts and art & crafts facilitating holistic development of students apart from their regular academic curriculum.
Ms. Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, HZL, Mr. Bhagwat Babel – Vice President, Vidya Bhawan, HZL CSR representatives and Vidhya Bhawan officials along with more than 200 rural students were present to grace the occasion.