Bharti Foundation expands Quality Support Program to Karnataka
Bengaluru, September 18, 2018: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Education Department, Government of Karnataka to implement its Satya Bharti Quality Support Program at 30 government schools in Ramnagara District. As part of the MoU, Bharti Foundation will work in partnership with Government schools to enhance the overall schooling experience of the students and the teachers. The initiative marks Bharti Foundation’s entry into the State of Karnataka.
The Government will continue to own, manage and run the schools and provide its ongoing support to the school with its financial resources, teachers, infrastructure facilities and expansion as per the State’s annual plan.
Currently, the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program is directly impacting close to 2,00,000 students and more than 7000 teachers across 12 states of India.
Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “We are delighted to partner with the Government of Karnataka and are committed to jointly work with the State Education Department to drive the Government’s agenda of enriching schooling experience in the State. Our holistic development approach and school improvement plan involves working in close coordination with all stakeholders - the school leaders, educationists and officials in the Department.”
Bharti Foundation’s Satya Bharti Quality Support Program is an education initiative run in partnership with Government Schools. Through this program, Bharti Foundation engages with the school leadership, teachers, students and local communities to enhance schooling experience and strive for excellence. The approach focuses on identifying, integrating and optimising best practices from Satya Bharti Schools from across the country with the intent of encouraging innovation, participation, ownership and facilitating sustainable change.
Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, was set up in the year 2000. Since inception the Foundation has reached out to 3,00,000+ students and 13,000+ teachers through more than 2100 schools/centres across 15 States through its initiatives in the education sector. In addition to education, the Foundation also runs its sanitation program Satya Bharti Abhiyan which has achieved the distinction of having delivered more than 18,000 household toilets, directly benefitting over 90,000 beneficiaries in Ludhiana and rural Amritsar.