Duravit India Pvt Ltd, subsidiary of German sanitaryware major Duravit AG, has introduced the smart classroom at Shri LD Patel Vidhyavihar in Gujarat’s Moraj village. This is the company’s third such project under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ‘The Smart Class Program’.
It is also in the process of upgrading another school, Tarapur Sarvajanik High School at the state’s Tarapur village with basic facilities such as drinking water and clean toilets for girls associating with an NGO, YUVA Unstoppable. Besides, the company is aiming to bring the digital learning concept to 100 more schools, the company said.
“Our mission is to covert 100 such schools through our CSR programme. Our initiative ‘The Smart Class Program’ will be benefiting the underprivileged children. Over the years technology has revolutionised the world, and technology has also created amazing tools and resources. In this digitalised era, every child should be well versed with the latest technology. With the increasing presence of technology in our lives, a technology integration model in the schools can make learning more fun and impactful. This the second school we converted in last two year and we wish to do 100 such schools,” the company’s managing director Asutosh Shah said.
The company’s general manager for engineering & administration, Sandeep Soni, added, “The basic education in a rural area is very essential. Our mission is to develop the primary and secondary schools in this region with basic infrastructure. The sanitation and good quality of drinking water should be compulsory for all school to maintain the children’s health and hygiene. In addition, we are adding smart classes in every school. Such an initiative will become a gateway to connect the rural student to a global platform.”