TATA Power’s Joint Venture with Damodar Valley Corporation Maithon Power Limited is implementing the 1050 MW thermal power plant and is also supporting “Education Project” in 262 villages of Nirsa block in collaboration with PRATHAM (a renounced NGO in the area of education outreach).
This education project is being implemented by mobilizing 800 enthusiastic volunteers covering around 16400 children in the area. The teams of dedicated volunteers have contributed immensely, leading to the overwhelming success of the initiative. The volunteering program comprises of a four month duration course of ‘Education for Education’ and offers Digital literacy, Spoken English, Assistant teacher course (Language, Math, and English) covered in four modules and certified by Microsoft ‘Technology at Work’. This volunteering program is currently running in 10 EFE centers, each facilitated by 1 Instructor (local entrepreneur) with 2 laptops. Total 200 volunteers have been enrolled for INTEL certified digital literacy course and is also recognized by NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation). 100 volunteers have successfully completed the course with 42 attaining ‘A’ grade in the exam covering four modules.
An event to honor the volunteers was organized at villages Madandih on 16th Nov’11, where 100 volunteers across all the villages of Nirsa block were by awarded Certificates in the presence of 30 cluster coordinators and EFE instructors.
Certificates were distributed by Project Director-Eastern Region Project- TATA Power, Mr Praveer Sinha and chairperson of MPL’s R&R committee Mr Ashok Mandol accompanied by the other members and Officials of MPL. People from surrounding villages also joined in the program and applauded the effort of MPL in bringing education enhancement in the area.
In the program, successful volunteers expressed their gratitude and appreciation of the MPL’s effort to provide them with a platform to make their dreams true.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Praveer Sinha project director-eastern region projects said that “ My heartiest congratulations to all volunteers for their achievement and assistance in furthering quality education for children in the Nirsa area. We are committed to improving the quality of life and bringing many more value added programs for children and youth.”