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Invest in Education

With more Indians aspiring for better jobs, there is a definite emphasis on education. However, a large section of our society is still unable to send their children to school. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation supports children from economically deprived families to access schooling and ensures that they receive quality education.

ABOUT DRF’S EDUCATION PROGRAM

Our education program started with education for street children to discourage child labor. DRF started several school projects to help children from marginalized communities get access to quality education.

KEY ISSUES

Improving learning outcomes in Government Primary Schools where 41% cannot read, 74% cannot subtract in Class-6.

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PUDAMI NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOLS

The Pudami Neighbourhood Schools was a novel initiative by Dr. Reddy’s Foundation to bring quality education to all children in the neighbourhood. They were set up when government schools did not pay much attention towards teaching English and children from disadvantaged backgrounds could not afford to pay for public schools.

There are 17 Pudami Schools today, with more than 8000 children from all walks of life coming together to learn and play. So far 650 students have graduated from our school.

KALLAM ANJI REDDY VIDYALAYA (KARV)

In line with our Founder’s vision to make quality education accessible to all, the Kallam Anji Reddy Vidyalaya at Chandanagar (Hyderabad) was set up in 2001 and has over 2240 students from Kindergarten to Grade X. The co-education school follows the state’s SSC syllabus and offers instruction in English medium. The school also assists students who successfully clear the Class X Board Examinations to get admission in government / private junior colleges or vocational junior colleges.

KALLAM ANJI REDDY VOCATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE (KARV-JC)

Established in 2003, the college offers two-year vocational courses for students who have cleared the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) / Class X Board Examination.Each year, nearly 500 students are trained in vocational courses that include,

  • Automobile Engineering Technician (AET)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Computer Graphics and Animation (CGA)
  • Multi-Purpose Health Worker (MPHW)
  • Pre School Teacher Training (PSTT)
  • Accounting and Taxation (AT)
  • Medical Lab Technician (MLT)
  • Pharma Technology

In addition to the vocational courses, the college offers ‘bridge courses’, which are at par with the regular college syllabi for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to help students to enroll directly for regular engineering degree courses.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

(SIP PROGRAM)

DRF’s School Improvement Program (SIP) was launched in 2011 with the aim of providing quality education to children residing in the vicinity of Dr. Reddy’s Lab at Bachupally. Starting with just 11 schools, SIP has grown steadily over the years, with more than 49,150 students enrolled in 129 schools today. SIP supports Government schools in various academic and non-academic projects, such as remedial support for enhanced academic outcomes, scholarship to meritorious students, sports and co-curricular activities for overall student development and health education.

SIP uses a three-pronged strategy to address education holistically.

  • Provides students with an enabling learning environment
  • Supports schools with appropriate infrastructure
  • Encourages talent and facilitate growth.

STORIES OF CHANGE

K. Rahul stays in the city with his uncle so that he can attend school. His father passed away when he was very young and his mother works as a daily wage earner in their village. Rahul is aware that he alone has to do something to change his family’s plight. He is determined to outdo others. His drive ensured he scored 8.8 GPA in his final exams and excel in sports too. He played football at the state level and his team won 1st prize in kho-kho under his captaincy.

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