Computer Lab: 10 computers and UPS batteries for the children from 5th to 8th standard

Bangalore, February 19, 2024: Shahi Exports, India's largest apparel manufacturer and exporter, has extended its support to multiple schools in the city to bring meaningful and positive changes in the traditional education system. As part of this Akshara program initiative, Shahi collaborated with the Government Model Higher Primary School, located in Chokkasandra, Peenya, and has provided a computer lab and extended support in supplying basic amenities, including a sanitary napkin incinerator machine. The inauguration of the new facility was held in the city in the presence of the Shahi team, school authorities, teachers, and children. 

Sharing details of the infrastructural development of the school, Shahi highlighted the below list of amenities that are provided to the school children:

• Computer Lab: 10 computers and UPS batteries for the children from 5th to 8th standard

• Floor Art painting (Nali Kali Thattegalu) for the 1st to 3rd standard children

• Basic Amenities: Cupboards, sports materials, library books, green boards, a suggestion box, chairs, tables, and academic-related charts for all the children and staff

• Interactive Screen for audio-visual tools and virtual classes: this will be utilized by 1st to 8th-standard students for smart class

• Sanitary Napkin Incinerator: for the girls to burn the sanitary napkin during school hours. This will help to maintain hygiene. 

The event was graced by Anjanappa, Block Education Officer, Peenya Bangalore; Mr. M. Muniyappa, BBMP Corporator, Bangalore North along with senior officials from Shahi: Mr. Venkata Chalapathy, Senior General Manager, Human Resource; Ms. Chitra Prasad,  Senior General Manager, Organizational Development; Ms. Suguna Sarojini Manne, Senior Manager; and Mr. Ramprasad Murugesan, General Manager Production.

The Akshara program is developed under Shahi’s Shikshanam initiative. The program conducts a thorough need-assessment study to understand issues of the schools and Anganwadis and builds a plan to provide support. The issues found in the assessment highlighted a need for infrastructural improvement, basic amenities for school children to access education, and academic encouragement. Shahi has nationally impacted around 2824 children, 11296  parents, and family members through this Akshara program.

About the project:

Project AKSHARA aims to fulfill basic amenities like infrastructure development, sanitation facilities, safe and pure drinking water, ICT materials, wall paintings, and conceptual / art paintings in schools and Anganwadi centers will make drastic changes in the community's perception of the government school. Also, it will encourage parents to enroll their children in government schools. Encouraging the students to attend classes regularly and more attentively will also give a positive environment to their academic performance. 

About Shahi Exports

Shahi was established in 1974 by Ms. Sarla Ahuja, a family-owned company that has grown to become India’s largest apparel manufacturer and exporter. Shahi has three fabric processing mills and over 50 state-of-the-art apparel manufacturing facilities across 8 states in India, with a diverse workforce of over 100,000 people. Vertically integrated operations, a diversified product range, and a strong commitment to ethical operations and environmental sustainability have established Shahi as one of the most preferred apparel manufacturers in the world.