Unique Maritime Group which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers has recently joined hands with EKAL Vidyalaya as a part of its continued CSR initiative.
EKAL Vidyalaya Foundation of India – (www.ekal.org) started its journey in the year 1988. It is a registered non-profit service organization dedicated to education and village development in rural India. It runs a non-formal education program that is run on the children’s terms - helping in eradicating illiteracy from rural and tribal India. ‘EKAL’ is an initiative now running over 47,000 schools in 22 states of India and benefitting over 1.3 million children. EKAL Vidyalaya is aiming to reach 100,000 schools to benefit over 3 million village and tribal children of India by the year 2014-2015.
The scope of this project is to reach out to so many unfortunate children across rural India who are unable to go to school due to financial reasons and poverty. We at UMG believe that every child has a right to education not just in the form of a functional literacy, but also a child’s overall development and empowerment. The initiative to sponsor 50 schools per year over a period of 5 years is led by Harry Gandhi, CEO of UMG, who along with a team of like-minded individuals and the staff of Unique Maritime Group formed a group “Unique Friends Group” with an objective in mind “If the poor child cannot go to school, the school must go to the child” as stated by Swami Vivekanandji.
On this occasion, Harry Gandhi, CEO @ Unique Maritime Group asserted, “After the success of LaBL (Lighting a Billion Lives) initiative, we are overwhelmed to partner with an organization that aims at eradicating illiteracy in rural India. We are confident that by partnering with EKAL Vidyalaya, we can bring a smile on the face of millions of parents who under normal circumstances may not be able to send their children to school.”
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