Avery Dennison has joined hands with Magic Bus India Foundation for Adolescent Education program which is aimed at benefiting close to 2000 adolescents of 6th-8th grades in 7 schools of Rabupura and Muradgadhi village in Greater Noida near the company’sfactory in Muradgadhi. The program also includes the opening of three community learning centers in the targeted location. Through each Community Learning Center, the project will support 180 children and help them to scale up their knowledge in Numeracy and Literacy.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rohit Khandelwal, HR Director South Asia, Avery Dennison said,“We are extremely delighted to partner with Magic Bus for such a noble initiative as it aims to make the youngsters self-sufficient, collaborative, agile, flexible and develop a mindset which is inclined towards innovation, creativity, reasoning & analytical thinking. This initiative is also in sync with the central government’s vision of ensuring the education of youngsters for a better and brighter future. We will continue to come up with such initiatives in the future as well”.
The project will enable first-generation adolescent learners studying in government schools to demonstrate increased perceived self-efficacy and resilience. It will also allow improved parental support and participation in school education through activating and strengthening School Management Committees (SMCs). The project will collaborate with the schools and community to address the twin domains of life skills and work readiness alongside creating an enabling environment.
Some of the benefits of the Adolescent Education program to the students include improved life skills, improved interest in learning, Improved employability skills i.e. communication, problem-solving, teamwork among others.