The 250MW REWA Ultra Mega Solar Plant is spread over 1,235 acres. 28 kms away from REWA city, Madhya Pradesh, is the Badwar village, with 1500+ residents.
This village can be classified as underdeveloped and the poor condition of schooling in this village is a reflection of that.
Even though India’s literacy rate has observed some growth over the past few years, it has not been able to impart the kind of education that modern times demand.
Just like childhood nutrition, healthcare and good mentoring, schooling is also a major aspect of all-round development.
Lack of access to the basic facilities like a well-infrastructured classroom, chairs, desks, books, learning materials amongst others poses a major impediment to student attendance and leads to drop-outs.
According to a survey report by the Annual Status of Education Report, more than 50% of the students in 5th standard attending rural schools are not capable of reading a second standard textbook.
Mahindra Susten ensures that these things are no longer a hindrance, and the children are motivated for continuing their schooling. The team made the school sustainable by refurbishing the rooms, fitting doors, and windows. Every child was also provided with TabLab’s E-learning tablets. The School authorities were provided with e-books of all subjects and grades.
The children were also given a bag which was made by upcycling scrap. These bags can be converted into desks, which helps them study better and improve their posture.
Not only this but the team also developed a play area from scrap materials from our solar sites.
Through these projects, we have been able to reduce 752,960 lbs of C02, provide a livelihood to 60 households, and reduce student dropout rates by 5%!