October 21: In order to encourage school-going girls from Bharuch, Gujarat, to complete their education with dignity, footwear retail chain Metro Brands Ltd distributed annual school kits to 500 underprivileged girls from the region. Metro Brands is glad to partner with Nanhi Kali- one of India’s largest programmes that enables underprivileged girls to complete 10 years of schooling. The project provides daily academic support as well as an annual school supplies kit, which allow the girls to attend school with dignity.
An annual school supplies kit comprising of a school bag, stationery, pullover, raincoat and feminine hygiene material is given to every girl, enabling her to attend school with dignity. Project Nanhi Kali has partnered with leading EdTech organization, Educational Initiatives, to provide girls with access to a personalized, adaptive learning software called Mindspark, which is pre-loaded on digital tablets.
“We’re very committed to the cause of the girl child and education is an important tool for their empowerment. By enabling these young women to study well and enjoy their school experience, we hope to motivate them to complete their education and aim high after. Providing annual school supplies is a small effort in that direction,” said Deepika Deepti, Sr. Vice President – Marketing, Metro Brands.
“We are grateful to Metro brands for extending their support to Nanhi Kali. The school supplies kit is an essential part of our intervention which provides after-school education support to underprivileged girls and ensures they complete their education. Our objective is to provide holistic support to the girls so that they can reach their full potential.” – said Sheetal Mehta, Executive Director & Trustee, K.C. Mahindra Education Trust.