K Raheja Corp’s Mindspace launches ‘Teaching Tree’
K Raheja Corp’s Mindspace has partnered with the NGO Teach for India and launches its CSR project christened ‘Teaching Tree’. This initiative begins with Hyderabad and Mumbai and will extend to other geographies over a period of time.
Mindspace has already positively influenced the lives of approximately 9200 children since April 2015 and remains committed to growing these numbers. Through the association, Teaching Tree will further build on the noble work undertaken by Teach for India in the domain of education.
Funds provided by Mindspace, will be used to train school teachers to deliver better education through improved teaching techniques, setting up of a library and exposure of the students to technology in specially selected schools catering to very poor children. While financial assistance becomes a natural deliverable, Mindspace is going the extra mile to make this more inclusive and galvanize its own employees and clients to join the initiative and contribute towards making the difference.
To ensure a larger corporate community participation, Mindspace has shortlisted a series of initiatives which call for clients to come forward in support of the cause. Some of these include: a book collection drive, an art festival where the children will display their work for sale, an old computer collection drive to aid the set-up of a computer lab in the schools, encouraging professionals to pledge personal time to teaching the children in their schools and so on.
Vishwas Dhumal, CSR Head, K. Raheja Corp said, “The¬¬ most powerful tool to bring a real change in society is the classroom. We at K Raheja Corp understand the power of quality education, and are committed to reaching this to as many deserving children as possible. Through Teaching Tree we wish to empower the education system at the grass-root level, doing away with unequal education and also giving professionals an opportunity to come forward and join us through participation. We couldn’t have found a more befitting partner than Teach for India, who have already successfully created a difference and we look forward to amplifying this initiative with them.”
Karthik Rapala, City Director, Hyderabad – Teach for India said, “We are extremely happy to have a committed business house like K Raheja Corp come forward to support in the area of providing quality education to children. What is remarkable is that they are not restricting to the traditional support of providing us with funds alone but are encouraging participation from their partners inside Mindspace. We need more of the educated India of today to come forward to create an evolved and educated India of tomorrow. This partnership is reaching 9200 kids already and, we look forward to growing this number and moving closer to ending education inequality among children.”