Bringing education and its related resources to remote and marginalised areas of the country is not an easy task. Divya Jain wanted an idea which was low-cost, easy to maintain, as well as portable to any corner of the nation. She started picking up scrapped truck shipping containers and refurbishing them into classrooms, laboratories, and other set-ups. Not only are they cost-efficient, but have also been installed with solar panels to make them sustainably run on renewable energy.
These educational centres provide skill development programs such as computer and IT modules, supply and logistics industry training and so on to people in rural areas to start entry level jobs in various sectors. So far, they have reached out to about 20,000 people in Tier-3 Indian cities. “Safeducate believes that skilling is not just about making someone job-ready. Skilling can result in entrepreneurship as well. The organisation aims to cater to the immediate skill-building needs of school dropouts and the underprivileged, and make them job-ready for an entry-level position,” Divya tells India Today.
Safeducate is partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation, to facilitate the growth and implementation of this project to the remotest areas of the country. They also have set up a container school for the differently abled in Chhapra, Bihar.
You can read about the wonderful work Safeducate is doing on their website.
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