Over 700 children of migrant labourers recently received access to a new school from volunteers employed by the Adani Group. The company’s employees pledged their personal funds for the education of approximately 704 children in Mundra, Kutch, after discovering that there was no local school for these children. This problem was identified during a community-mobilisation exercise. The children of Hindi-speaking migrant labourers were not attending local schools and since they did not have the financial means to attend one, they remained at home.

After inquiring into their issues, a volunteer group of Adani employees committed to provide the required assistance from their own funds. A detailed plan was drawn out to fund infrastructure, teachers, learning materials, student kits, estimated overheads, and operational cost. This is part of the company’s efforts to inculcate the values of ‘growth with goodness’ in its employees, who are encouraged to contribute to underprivileged sections of society.

The idea was implemented within a month and children are now studying in their very own school. They have been assisted with nutritious meals, uniforms, and school books under the Employee Volunteering Scheme of the Adani Group. Special e-learning classes have also been introduced. The infrastructure of the school is getting upgraded. School buses have also been provided by Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd.

The company spokesperson responded to CB’s email but did not send their replies to our questions on specific details of this project.