12th March, 2019, Bengaluru: Embassy Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Karnataka Department of Education for the all-round development of children in Bangalore. The scope of the MoU is to provide infrastructural support and educational programs to 16 Government Schools to improve academic skills and to provide holistic learning experiences to students.
The MOU, signed for the next two years, was exchanged between the Government of Karnataka Department of Education and Embassy Group’s Managing Director and Chairman, Jitu Virwani.
Embassy Group, in association with their NGO partner in education, Colours of Life, have worked closely with the Education Department since 2014 towards upliftment of underprivileged children by assisting Government Schools transform into institutes of excellence. The programs include interventions in maths through computers, English, life skills, sports, art and craft, e-classrooms, conducting quizzes, out-bound trips, providing scholarships, alumni programs, health and hygiene initiatives.
Embassy Group also undertakes annual distributions of teaching and learning resources such as note books, stationary, school bags, shoes and uniforms to each child.
Embassy Group signs MOU with the Government of Karnataka Department of Education
Additionally, Embassy Group has collaborated with corporate occupiers from their various Office Parks in facilitating educational and sustainable infrastructure projects. Together, they have undertaken projects ranging from building new Government Schools together, upgrading existing ones, implementing health and hygiene programs and the clean-up and beautification of public spaces. These initiatives have mobilized over 900 corporate employee volunteers to create a positive impact in their city.
Speaking on collaboration between Corporates and the Government, S R Umashankar, the Principal Secretary to Primary & Secondary Education said, “The endeavor of Embassy Group through their Community Outreach team in mobilizing CSR funds and NGOs & their zeal in strengthening the primary education is laudable. Hope they carry the torch and lead other corporates in providing facilities to the needy children.”
Jitu Virwani, Managing Director and Chairman, Embassy Group commented, “At Embassy Group, we always strive to open new educational doors for Bangalore’s under-privileged students. We are very happy to partner with the Department of Education to enhance and uplift the current Government Education system. We hope that this will inspire more corporates and NGOs to partner with the Government in these endeavors to create model Government Schools across Karnataka and deepen the developmental impact we have on society.”