The corporate social responsibility arm of Flemingo Travel Retail Limited, Flemingo Foundation, has tied up with Akanksha Foundation to introduce technology to child education. The aim being to nurture and motivate them and make them feel confident in a new world which is now totally technology driven!
The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximize their potential and transform their lives.
Flemingo Foundation has partnered up with them with a heart to reach out to the underprivileged kids and arm them with the latest in technology, readying them to face the world. For this Flemingo Foundation helped set up a computer lab in the Laxmi Nagar Public School in Mumbai with the sole purpose of making these kids tech savvy!!
All computer units donated by Flemingo to Akanksha - are used to teach students of grade 3, 4 & 5 the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel. This education would help them to enhance their academic learning through educational computer programs, taught to them through play way methods. Additionally, children enjoy continued access to the facilities so that they can also learn, explore and play during their recreational time.
In today's virtual world, computer and education walk hand in hand. Computer access can open endless doors of knowledge for children and trigger fun-filled and self-empowered learning
The skills taught in the lab, help students improve the quality of their lives, making them confident youth of the jet setting morrow, further preparing them to aim high in life – moving into the best institutes and furthering their education without feeling left out due to being socially under privileged. This added advantage motivates the students to pursue higher education in fields previously unknown to them.
Flemingo understands this and is contentiously has focused on finding the right institute to tie up with to focus on bringing light to these children. Not stopping here, the Computer Lab benefits the educators associated with this public school to hone and better their knowledge and teaching skills and using them as preferred teaching and tracking aids.
This project is Flemingo Foundation’s first step of its association with Akanksha which is blooming to its best. The happy smiles on these kids incentivize us at Flemingo to double our efforts in reaching out to the maximum schools to make these little lives shine and sparkle!
Apart from this project, the Flemingo Foundation has also worked on awareness-raising projects in Sri Lanka and sponsored SOS villages in Africa and in Chennai, India.
On the subject, Mr. Paul Topping, Director, Flemingo International said, “Though a small contribution, we are sure that this will add value to child education system and bring out better career opportunities for them. We are happy to continue to support our various initiatives, making a difference with our efforts”.