Mahindra Water Utilities Limited and Mahindra Partners Company have sponsored ₹ 9.11 lakh to nine Isha Vidhya rural schools in the State for purchasing materials like learning aids, books, sports equipment, English lab items, art and craft items and science lab items here.
K.M. Pugazhendhi, Chief Operating Officer, Mahindra Utilities Limited, distributed the materials to the students of Isha Vidhya Matriculation Higher Secondary School here on Monday.
A release said that Isha Vidhya is a not-for-profit education initiative that works for the economic and social empowerment of rural children in the villages across the State. The foundation is committed to raising the level of education and literacy in rural India and to help disadvantaged children realise their full potential.
The release said that the schools have been an active supporter of promoting education among female children in the villages and all the schools have seen an increased enrolment of girl children. Approximately 61% of students are on free education through donations from scholarship programme.
This has created the possibility for the rural children to pursue higher education or find gainful employment and thus build a strong foundation for the future of these children, the release added.