Dabur India on Friday announced the expansion of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive in Assam with the adoption of two new government schools in Tezpur – Jyoti Soworani Lower Primary School and Binapani Lower Primary Schoo in sonitpur district l.
Dabur has pledged to improve the overall infrastructure of the two schools this year. As a first step, the Company distributed new sets of desk-benches and teacher-tables in the two schools as part of its School Support Programme to improve the learning experience of students.
At an event, Dabur donated 18 sets of desk-benches to Jyoti Soworani Lower Primary School, Nikamul, Tezpur and 30 sets of desk-benches and 3 sets of teacher tables to Binapani Lower Primary School, Hasara Nepali Basti.
A special programme was also organized on the occasion to raise awareness amongst the school-going kids about the importance of environment sustainability through a mass plantation drive.
The development work in both the schools are being carried out by Dabur’s CSR arm Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust.
Speaking on the occasion, Dabur India Vice President-HR and IR Partho Ganguly said, “At Dabur, community development is not merely a buzzword at Dabur. Promotion of education is a key pillar of the CSR strategy as we believe that education is both the means to a better life and a key to ensure overall development of the society. In a bid to improve enrollment levels and reduce the dropout rates in rural and semi-urban schools, Dabur has taken up the responsibility of improving the infrastructure in schools and improving the learning experience for children in Tezpur.”
Prior to this, Dabur had undertaken a major revamp of Dhekidol LP School, which included upgrading the classrooms and building, revamping the sanitation infrastructure for students besides construction of a concrete boundarywall. Besides, Dabur has also adopted Chapaguri Government Junior Basic School.