“It shouldn’t matter how slowly children learn as long as we are encouraging them not to stop.”

Samatva – The Institute Social Responsibility Cell, SCMHRD in collaboration with Indigo Paints successfully completed the School Makeover project – Indradhanush!

Samatva believes in using art to generate enthusiasm, drive learning and make connections in order to help children explore, discover and learn. The drive behind the makeover was to facilitate learning among these children and enable them with a better educational outcome. The benefit of using visuals for kids is that it increases their willingness to read by almost 80% as well as increases their comprehension by 95%.

The project aimed at providing a quality learning environment for the children at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Marunji, Pune. It was carried out over a period of two weeks, from dry scrubbing of the walls to re-painting all the classrooms and the compound walls. A total of 11 classrooms were re-painted with designs pertaining to the school’s curriculum which included topics from English, Mathematics and Science. The school’s compound walls were painted with strong social and environmental awareness messages on water conservation, importance of trees, value system and waste management. Furthermore, a cleanliness drive was initiated post completion of the painting activity.

Mr. Hemant Jalan, Managing Director at Indigo Paints along with Mr. Ashish Saini, an alum of SCHMRD,who is currently working at Indigo Paints, graced the occasion on October 3rd, 2019. Mr. Harsh Bihani, an alumnus of XIMB and Mr. Nisarg Pandya, an alumnus of SCMHRD, were also present at the event. The event was also graced by Dr. Pratima Sheorey, Director of SCMHRD. The school was also visited by the Deputy Director, Dr. Netra Neelam, Committee faculty in-charge, Ms. Gauri Joshi, Dr. Aditi Naidu, Dr. Dipasha Sharma.We received huge support from Col. Kanade and Mr. Sachin Kshirsagar. There was an overwhelming participation from both, the junior and the senior batch.

Samatva is grateful to each one who enabled the completion of Indradhanush!

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