Sterlite Copper launches 'Ilam Mottukal' Project. To support the education of 5000 girl children

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 21, 2012 - Sterlite Copper in partnership with K.C.Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation launched the 'Ilam Mottukal' Project in a function held at Auxilium Higher Secondary School here on Monday.

    A Memorandum of Understanding was exchanged by Mr. Suresh Bose, Head - Human Relations, Sterlite Copper and Dr. Preetha Bhakta, Head - Education Research & Learning Initiatives, Naandi Foundation in the presence of Mr.A.Mohammed Aslam IAS, State Project Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Tamil Nadu marking the launch of the project.

    Ilam Mottukal Project is one of Sterlite's initiatives to improve the quality of lives of the community around them. For this project, Sterlite Copper will support the education of 5000 girl children from 72 Government schools.

    "Realising that girls are marginalised in the society, we felt the need to provide girl children with a good and healthy childhood. Through this project, we seek to provide girls with the opportunity to study and grow to achieve independence in thought and action. Our project 'Ilam Mottukal' will help in the holistic development of these girls," said Mr. Suresh Bose, Head-HR, Sterlite Copper.

    Additional academic support, material support, social and moral support are the key components in the programme. Academic special classes will be conducted for 1.5 hours beyond school time which will help to bridge the learning gaps and enable children to reach their grade specific competency level in school. The classes will be conducted by 160 trained tutors selected within the community with the vision that they would be the local resource to act as friends and mentors to the children.

    Education kit comprising school bag, undergarments, shoes, socks, stationery, notebooks, umbrella, etc will be handed over to all the beneficiaries at the earliest. Sterlite has allotted Rs 1.4 crore for this initiative.

    Dr. Preetha Bhakta
    Head - Education Research & Learning Initiative, Naandi Foundation - +91 9848597019

    Col. Krishnan Srinivasan
    General Manager, Sterlite Copper - +91 9597511511

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