MG Motor India to adopt 30 learning centres for girl child education in remote villages
Underlining its commitment towards community development and diversity, carmaker MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with IIMPACT, an NGO engaged in providing quality education to the girl child through its learning centres in remote villages across the country. Under the programme, MG Motor India will adopt and support 30 learning centres run by the NGO across India.
Founded by IIM alumnus, IIMPACT aims to reach out to the girl children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the programme, MG Motor India plans to impart education with subject-wise classes up to 5th standard for a period of 5 years. The programme will endeavour to provide access to quality education to at least 1,000 girl children in 2019. To begin with, the programme will cover various centres in the remote districts of Haryana, Rajasthan, and Orissa.
Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, "As part of our community development initiative and focus on gender diversity, we aim to provide quality education to girl children hailing from socially and economically underprivileged households in remote areas across India. Our association with IIMPACT will help us achieve that vision and ensure a strong foundation for a better tomorrow. As part of the initiative, we aim to contribute a certain amount from the sale of every MG vehicle to the learning centres operated by IIMPACT. The initiative also gives an opportunity to the owners of MG vehicles to contribute and support a good social cause."
Rema Harish, Executive Director of IIMPACT, added, "We are proud to associate with MG Motor India, which is focused on diversity as a principle within its organization. Our aim is to provide access to quality education to the girl child, particularly in areas lagging in basic social services and economic development. Regional inequalities are compounded by historical social inequalities, particularly for the girl child and our program seek to bring about social change through education. We are grateful for this partnership which will help address these issues in the specific areas."