J.S. Ifthekhar

Satyam Foundation to adopt 20 primary and 9 high schools

HYDERABAD: The dull and dreary ambience in Government schools in the city is in for a change. One can look forward to qualitative improvement in the way lessons are taught here.

This has become a distinct possibility with Satyam Foundation deciding to adopt 20 primary and 9 high schools in the State capital.

The district administration has planned to team up with the Satyam Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Satyam Computer Services Ltd, to bring about refreshing changes in the classrooms. A formal MoU is expected to be signed to improve the classroom performance of some selected schools in Charminar, Secunderabad and Musheerabad mandals. “This programme will be launched hopefully by August 15,” said Hyderabad Collector, R.V. Chandravadan.

How will the schools benefit? The Satyam Foundation proposes to create learning environment through computer and notebook distribution, inter-school competitions, motivational visits, improvement of science education and development of school libraries. Learning sessions in science, mathematics and English will get special focus, Mr. Chandravadan said.

Two Kidsmart centres are also to be set up in Charminar. An early learning programme, Kidsmart, tries to enliven the environment through effective use of latest hardware and software educational materials. Already two such centres are functioning at Government Boys Upper Primary School, Parklane, Secunderabad and Government High School, Somajiguda.