Bengaluru 25th March 2023: Aimed at giving wings to the dreams of underprivileged children, Appario Retail Private Limited, has contributed Rs. 1.85 crores to fund education for underprivileged children in Bengaluru in collaboration with three non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The funds have been used to support educational programs and initiatives carried out by NGOs Christel House India, YuvaLok Foundation, and Jeevodaya Institute with the aim of addressing challenges faced by Bengaluru’s underprivileged children in accessing quality education.
Together with Christel House India, Appario Retail has sponsored the education of 70 school students under its Education Scholarship program to empower the young mind, of 32 undergraduate students by helping them with higher education Scholarship and providing 10 classroom projectors to enhance their digital learning experience. Similarly, in partnership with YuvaLok Foundation, the company has sponsored the education of 191 students in response to bridging the divide and renovated several toilets for the teachers and students of Yuvalok. It has also supported the higher education costs of 81 students and distributed 40 laptops to the Jeevodaya Institute to set up computer labs for the students and promote digitalization.
The aim of these initiatives is to narrow the education gap between children from privileged and underprivileged backgrounds and help level the playing field for students from poor families so that they, too, can reap the benefits of quality education.
Appario Retail’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Aman Deep Lohan said “The answer to closing the educational gap in India is to give everyone the chance to receive an education of the same caliber. Only when this occurs will India be able to discuss inclusivity and provide underprivileged youth in our nation with equal opportunities to learn and develop. We are pleased to support this important project that will give these kids access to a high-quality education that will prepare them for life’s opportunities and give them a leg up in the modern world. These underserved students must be encouraged and taught the importance of quality education because only then we can break the cycle of poverty they are stuck in.”
Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mukul Mehra added, “By these initiatives, we hope to provide equal opportunities for underprivileged children by empowering them with the necessary knowledge and skills to not only reach their developmental milestones but also thrive in a knowledge-driven society. There is a great need for hands-on knowledge and exposure to emerging digitalization for children from poor families in order to enhance their higher education and career development. We’re excited to provide a setting that welcomes kids from diverse backgrounds. Seeing these kids excel in their chosen fields will fill us with pride.