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SBI Life, SWATI join hands to ensure continued education for tribal children in Odisha



SBI Life Insurance, one of the most trusted private life insurers in India, joined hands with Social Welfare Agency & Training Institute (SWATI), to empower the children of tribal communities in Odisha by providing them quality education in order to develop age appropriate learning levels. The initiative has been undertaken as part of SBI Life’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the schools have not been operational in its full swing. Therefore, through this initiative, the project aims to ensure continued education to children of age 4-10 years, through 27 learning centres in Odisha.

Mahesh Kumar Sharma, MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance handed over the cheque to Hari Sankar Rout, Secretary, SWATI in presence of G Durgadas, President- Zone III, SBI Life Insurance, Amit Kumar Saha, Regional Director-Bhubaneswar, SBI Life Insurance and other dignitaries.

The collaboration will focus on creating a child-friendly space in Anganwadi centres, primary schools (classroom and non-classroom) to attract children towards education by joyful learning. This will offer opportunities to focus on changing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of children towards education and its importance. In addition, the project also factors for providing study resource material to the children and promote positive parenting.

Further, addressing the need of the hour, the collaboration will also help in strengthening COVID appropriate behaviour among children at home and create a hassle-free environment, make them mentally strong to come to school after its reopening. Apart from having dedicated tutors for each of the centres, the program also encourages local educated youth to extend voluntary support towards the upliftment of these children.

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