Friday, November 10, 2023

Srinivasan Services Trust (SST) Marks National Education Day By Investing in Education Infrastructure And Improving Learning Outcomes

-          Over the last 27 years SST has renovated about 1000 anganwadis and over 800 schools at a cost of Rs.40 crores

-          SST plans to invest Rs. 20 crores in the next three years towards renovation of rural education infrastructure through the Namma School Foundation

-          SST has collaborated with education NGOs to ensure quality education for children

In the pursuit of holistic education, Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the social arm of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram Clayton Ltd., has been a beacon of change, touching the lives of thousands in 2,500 villages. With a focus on early education, primary education, and hygiene in middle and higher secondary schools, SST's initiatives have left an indelible mark.

SST has repaired about 1000 anganwadis and over 800 schools with an objective of providing a safe and congenial environment for children and teachers. SST works very closely with the government and community and renovates anganwadis and schools holistically. SST focusses on the community’s ownership of renovated infrastructure and involvement in successfully delivering the outcomes. Additionally, SST facilitates in conducting medical camps for children in anganwadis and schools.

Sharing his views, Mr. Swaran Singh IAS (R), Chairman, Srinivasan Services Trust, “As we celebrate National Education Day, I am proud to reflect on the transformative journey of Srinivasan Services Trust (SST) in Tamil Nadu. Over the past 27 years, SST has dedicated Rs.13 crores to renovate more than 400 primary schools, ensuring a conducive environment for learning. In the last two years, our focus has shifted towards holistic development, with 100 schools receiving comprehensive renovations. The hygiene facilities in high schools specifically for the girl child is of special focus for SST. Last few years we have provided these facilities in more than 260 schools investing Rs. 12 crores. Through the Namma School Foundation, SST will be investing Rs.20 crores on education for the next 3 years. The engagement of teachers, children, parents, and the community is pivotal in maintaining these upgraded facilities. In remote areas of Javadhu Hills, SST is complimenting the efforts of the government by deploying additional teachers wherever required. SST is committed to creating model schools in each of the districts it works in. SST extends its commitment beyond infrastructure, conducting over 200 medical camps, benefitting over 6,000 children, emphasizing health and hygiene.”

In the past two years, SST has partnered with several organizations like Agastya International Foundation, Villmart, Navsahyog Foundation and Gramalaya possessing extensive expertise and innovative approaches to enhance children's learning outcomes, help develop life-skills and promote health and hygiene. Looking ahead, SST has allocated Rs. 1 crore per year for the next three years to further advance educational partnerships.

About Srinivasan Services Trust (SST): Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the social arm of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram-Clayton Limited started working in villages from mid 1990s. Starting with a model of philanthropy, it matured into a model centered on community participation in all its projects.Today, SST works in ,2500 villages in the country. It follows a holistic and participatory approach of village development, working very closely with the community and the government.SST’s focus is to bring about sustainable development in villages through Total Community Involvement. Society building through development of women and children, conservation of water, providing holistic health and education infrastructure by renovating the government infrastructure and preserving the environment are its main focus areas. SST works towards economic development of the community by helping them to set up microenterprises and supporting them to improve agriculture and livestock income. SST nudge communities to embrace practices towards better quality of life by ensuring a participatory approach right from planning to execution of activities.

SST’s long-term goal is to create robust communities, through a strong bonding and a sense of ownership among community propelling sustained growth of the villages.

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