Swades Foundation felicitates 409 educationists and students across 131 schools in Mhasla, Raigad on Swades Education Day!
Honours achievers across 48 sports categories, 71 academic categories and 64 scholarship categories~
The deserving educationists & students were presented with trophies, scholarships and cash rewards for their contribution to the cause of education
Raigad, Less than half of India’s children go to school and 1 in every 4 girl drops out of school in Rural India. To counter this and make education an integral part of rural India the Swades Foundation in conjunction with the Education Department, Mhasla organised the Swades Education Day bringing together 131 schools in Mhasla block having 9699 students, 543 teachers and 131 principals. The Swades Foundation felicitated 409 principals, teachers & students for their unfaltering devotion and perseverance to the cause of an empowering education.
The Swades Foundation believes in a joyful, empowering education focused on enhancing livelihoods and creating socially and environmentally conscious citizens who are catalysts for change. The Swades Foundation in partnership with Block Education Officer, Mhasla celebrated education on Swades Education Day by awarding achievers across 48 sports categories, 71 academic categories and 64 scholarship categories. The categories were created to award students for excellence in sports and academics, principals and teachers for excellence in teaching and securing 100% results for their respective schools. Schools that have demonstrated exceptional quality and environment consciousness were also recognized.
The ceremony was graced by Mr. Shreyas Talpade (Film Actor), senior Government officials & Ms. Zarina Screwvala, Founder & Managing Trustee – the Swades Foundation, who showed their support for the initiative and rewarded students, teachers and principals from aided and unaided schools in Mhasla.
Shreyas Talpade said “I’m honored to be a part of the Swades Education Day. It is inspiring to see children, teachers and principals who have defied odds, overcome barriers and excelled in their fields. These people are role-models in their own right and I’m humbled to be sharing this platform with them. My heartfelt gratitude to the Swades Foundation for taking on the huge responsibility of empowering 1 million rural people in 5 years, this is one big step towards bridging the urban rural divide”.
Speaking at the occasion, Zarina Screwvala added “The Swades Foundation’s mission is to empower 1million lives in the next five years. On Swades Education Day we are rewarding 355 students for excellence in sports and academics, 42 teachers for excellence in teaching and 12 principals for excellence in overall quality enhancement of education & leadership. The Swades Foundation salutes their effort and achievements. We hope this recognition will inspire others to excel”.
About the Swades Foundation:
Founded by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala, the Swades Foundation operates with the single-minded focus of empowering Rural India. We aim at bringing together the best global practices, corporate thinking and accountability, the highest standards of corporate governance and transparency to create a model of sustainable development, which is a benchmark in the industry and can be replicated at scale.
At the Swades Foundation, we believe that India cannot rise to its true potential without a fundamental transformation in the lives of people in rural India. We believe in a holistic 360-degree development with a focus on five verticals Community Mobilization, Water & Sanitation, Livelihood & Agriculture, Education and Health & Nutrition. This model empowers our communities with the capability of creating choices for themselves and their families, allowing them to transform their own lives and ensuring a permanent and irreversible change for good. Our strength lies in our team of 100+ specialists and professionals both at corporate and at the grassroots committed to sustainable growth. The Swades Foundation is primarily supported and sponsored by Unilazer Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Today, we are well on our way to achieving our mission of transforming the lives of 1 million people in rural India in 5 years.