Mal-nourishment is a burning issue in India, and one of the reasons for high absenteeism and dropouts in schools. To address this issue, the Foundation has associated with the ISKCON Food Relief Foundation to sponsor midday meals in schools. The Foundation firmly believes that nutritious meal is essential to ensure proper learning and overall growth of children. At present the Foundation is supporting 3 schools benefiting 1000+ students.
Due to Globalization, knowledge of English has become crucial. It also plays an important role in personal & the professional growth of children. A lot of children, especially studying in regional language schools often lack the opportunity to learn and practice proper English. To help students overcome this hurdle the Foundation sponsors English Language Lab. This computer-based classroom learning tool assists students learn accurate spoken English.
The Foundation strives to provide inspiring educational facility for children through sponsoring science laboratory and library development work at schools. These facilities are developed after thoughtful planning to ensure enhanced learning opportunities for students in years to come. In certain schools the Foundation also supports infrastructure development and provides sports kits to boost student talent. Along with schools in Mumbai the Foundation is supporting schools in rural areas near the city.
As a pilot project the Foundation sponsored E-learning initiative at one of the remote schools in Murbad region. This school caters to tribal children from nearby villages, belonging to families of farm laborers. The children have limited access to the outside world. The school is very happy with the initiative as it has given a new avenue for the children to learn.
‘One Teacher One School’ or Ekal Vidyalaya is the flagship program of Van Bandhu Parishad (Friends of Tribal Society). These doorstep schools impart non-formal primary education to children between 6 and 14 years of age in remote regions. Along with education these schools also focus on health and hygiene of children. Motilal Oswal Foundation is supporting 60 Ekal Vidyalayas in Madhya Pradesh.