Mid-day Meal program has been launched by Govt of India with a aim to improve nutrition of school children and to boost school attendance. But in reality students are not getting nutritious food and the food provided is also not prepared in hygiene conditions. JSW initiated Supplementing the existing mid-day meal to attain the desired goals, in association with Radhakrishna Food Services Pvt Ltd., Modular kitchens have been provided in two schools (MPP School-Bujunur & MPUP School-Bilakalagudur) where the premixes (dry blending of food grains with required spices and condiments) prepared in hygiene conditions and served to students. The modular kitchens were inaugurated by Mandal Education Officer and local sarpanchs. The initiative has been well appreciated by all villagers, teachers and Sarpanches.
3000 note books & 600 Uniforms have been distributed to 300 underprivileged students studying in government primary & upper primary schools of Bilakalagudur, Bujunur and PK Thanda. The program was inaugurated by local sarpanch & Village elders. Speaking on the occasion Sarpanches, Village elders & the Headmasters appreciated JSW Cement for the various works taken up in the govt schools & in villages. The student expressed happiness over the assistance.
JSW Cement Ltd is committed to improve the quality of the education of the students living around its operational areas. In line with this philosophy, JSW Cement Ltd has provided Smart Class facility in 5 schools of Bilakalagudur, Bujunur and Gadivemula villages with an aim to introduce world class learning techniques in schools and assist teachers in building strong conceptual understanding in the students. This facility will facilitate students learn difficult and abstract curriculum watching highly engaging visuals & animations and helps to improve the overall academic performance of students. And teachers also gain complete attention and interest of every child in the class.
The Digital Classrooms have been inaugurated by Smt & Shri Anil Kumar Pillai on 31st December 2015 in the presence of local sarpanches, village elders, School staff and officials of JSW Cement Ltd. Speaking on the initiative, Shri.Anil Kumar Pillai, Director & CEO of JSW Cement said, “we at JSW Cement are committed to improving the standard of education of the schools around our operational areas. This initiative will facilitate the students with modern tools and assist in making education more interactive and interesting. We are positive that this initiative will benefit a large number of students, and will empower them for better and bright future”.
Education Material (Laminated Charts of Alphabets, Animals, Birds, Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, and Parts of Body ) has been distributed to 13 Anganwadi Centers and 4 Elementary Schools of Bilakalagudur, Bujunur and Gadivemula villages
Training on phenyl making is being provided to the 14 women of Bilakalagudru
Training on saree painting is being provided to the 30 women of Bilakalagudru & Gadivemula
For the welfare and well-being of women from the underprivileged sections of Bilakalagudur and Bujunur villages, JSW initiated Training on Wire Works in addition to the Tailoring. The program has been initiated on 23-07-2015. Currently skills on wire work are being imparted to 11 women of Bilakalagudur village.
For encouraging and motivating the X class students studying in Govt schools of Gadivemula Mandal to continue their education and to pursue higher studies, JSW Cement has been giving Scholarships to merit students. As there is increased dropout rate in elementary and upper primary sections, the scholarship scheme is extended to those sections from this year. Sri Harinath Reddy Plant Head of JSW Cement Ltd distributed the scholarships in the Independence Day celebrations on 15-08-2015. Addressing the gathering Shri.Harinath Reddy said that the scholarships are provided particularly to merit students in class I to 10 and he also said that it is a CSR initiative to curb the percentage of school dropouts in Gadivemula Mandal. 60 students were awarded the JSW merit scholarships for the year 2014-15
JSW Cement Ltd under Corporate Social Responsibility, distributed 2500 free note books to the students studying in government primary & upper primary schools of Bilakalagudur, Bujunur and Gadivemula on 26-08-2015. Mr. Venkataswamy Sr. Manager (HR) and the concerned Headmasters have inaugurated the program and distributed the note books to the students. Speaking on the occasion the Headmasters thanked JSW Cement management for the various works taken up in the govt schools and the students thanked JSW with the shouts of joy.
Under the Education program we are providing scholarship to toppers to ensure continuity of education 16 students bagged these scholarships. CALC (Computer Aided Learning Centers) was setup to provide basic computer skills to the school children. Inverter and tutor facilities are provided to the centers.
To Create Awareness on Science theories and models a modern science lab was installed in Zilla Parishad High School of Gadivemula mandal with latest and innovative equipments for easy learning of science concepts. Training was provided to all science teachers of Zilla Parishad High Schools in Gadivemula Mandal in the working of these innovative science models by Experiential learning solutions. To ensure a quality education in our DIZ we are now planning our mission initiative mode approach.
Anganwadi centres come under the Integrated Child Development Scheme. The main objective of this program is to improve the nutritional status of preschool children 3-6 years of age group. To provide supplementary nutrition Anganwadi Workers would cook the food using firewood as source of energy and provide the food to children and nursing mothers. Besides the high expense, another problem of cooking over an open fire is the increased health problems brought on from the smoke, particularly lung and eye ailments. In order to save the AWW and AWH from harmful exposure of the smoke, JSW Cement Ltd., Bilakalagudur, has provided gas connection along with Stove to each Anganwadi Center of DIZ villages.
To promote girl child education we have constructed and repaired 8 sanitation blocks in 8 schools of Gadivemula Mandal and ensuring proper water and cleanliness of the sanitation block.