Press Release: Tata Power organises summer camps for school children under Shiksha Saarthi program

Enhances quality of education for 433 children in 15 villages ~

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company has undertaken various activities with an aim to improve the quality of education in the communities around its area of operation. In line with this commitment, Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) organised a comprehensive education program for the school students in Mundra and Mandvi villages under Project Shiksha Saarthi. 

The objective of this initiative was to augment the standards of education and create a self-sustaining learning environment. Tata Power conducted summer camps during the school vacation period which imparted superior techniques of reading and recollecting to more than 430 children across 15 villages. The camps were broken into two hour sessions and utilised several innovative ways to ensure that children enjoy their time where the main concept was focused on encouraging group learning, steering the children to be curious and discuss the various activities. Shiksha Saarthi team members guided the sessions which also included Gujarati language and basic math lessons. These camps were appreciated by parents and teachers alike.

Speaking on the initiative Mr. K.K. Sharma, ED & CEO, CGPL said, “Tata Power encourages ‘Qualitative Education’ where we believe that education can create a brighter future for the young generation in India and thus also support ‘Education for All’. Augmentation of the education system in India is one of our 5 key thrust areas for community development. Project Shiksha Saarthi was initiated to enhance learning achievement activities with children and has witnessed overwhelming participation with improvement in quality of education This success drives us to organize these and more such initiatives during summer vacations for holistic development of the student community in the rural belt and strengthen our relations with them as well”.

Project Shiksha Saarthi followed a systematic process to assess the challenges of reading and accordingly identified comprehensive methods to improve the process of learning. The success was measured by the development in their abilities where:

Activity Before the summer camp After the summer camp
Children who can recognise two digit number 77.1 % 92.84 %
Children who can recognise three digit number 43.1 % 69.1 %
Children who can read story level text fluently 22.3% 54.2 %
Children who can read paragraph text fluently 59.7% 86.4 %
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