Navi Mumbai: The Rotary Club of Kharghar added another feather in its cap. Under their audio-visual programme, they donated study aids, worth approximately Rs one lakh, to the students of Adivasi Ashram Shala at Chikale, Panvel, to upgrade their technical skills and enhance their learning ability.
Brighter future: Rotary Club of Kharghar initiated the audiovisual programme for the students of Adivasi Ashram Shala in Chikala
The club initiated the audio-visual programme for students who come from a humble background and cannot afford
such study aids. The programme included other activities like career guidance, vocabulary building, environmental awareness, project making and scientific knowledge.
It also recognised the need for parents who want to learn and make a difference in the society, and donated six tablets to the school for students and their parents. The Adivasi Ashram Shala at Chikale has more than 700 students from standards I to X, including boarding students.
They are also encouraged to move out to pursue higher studies. Vijay Lokhande, a trustee from the school said that they were very happy with the programme. “Last year, our students of class X got around 70-80 per cent in their board exams. This year, with the help of these learning aids, we hope that our students are able to perform better.”
Sham Phadnis, director of public image of Rotary Club, Kharghar said, “Most of these students are first-generation literates and about 38 per cent are girls. We believe that every girl student should get an education.”