New Delhi, September 9, 2019: Haier, the global leader in Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics and the World’s Number 1 brand in major appliances for ten consecutive years, in association with Aarohan, a non-governmental organisation, has opened its first Centre for Excellence at Nehru Smarak Inter College of Sakipur Village, Zeta I, Greater Noida. In a first of its kind for Haier, the pilot programme will be providing supplemental education to 120 girl students from Classes IX to XII, and will continue to enroll a fresh batch of students each year to make it a sustainable effort. As part of this CSR initiative, the Company plans to increase the number of students every year in a sustainable effort.
Taking inspiration from UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (4), Haier seeks to eliminate gender disparity in education and ensure that the girl students are provided with relevant educational and technical skills to be able to become self-reliant and self-sustainable tomorrow. In collaboration with Aarohan, the Company will be focusing on foundational teaching, digital literacy, personality development, nutrition and healthcare of the students through innovative and new-age learning modules like smart classes and interactive sessions.
Through a stringent hiring programme, the centre has employed teaching experts in core subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English to ensure students get the additional after-school support with their curriculum. These daily classroom sessions focus on learning not by rote, but by using interactive smart tools that aid in better retention of knowledge which is regularly mapped through evaluation tests to track improvement in learning outcomes.
Commenting on the association, Eric Braganza, President, Haier Appliances India, said, “Staying true to our philosophy of Inspired Living, we believe in taking inspiration from people around us and introduce initiatives for the betterment of their well-being. Haier and Aarohan share a common vision of providing better education to the girl students thereby creating a noble difference in their lives. We believe that educating and empowering the girl child is among the most impactful way of contributing to the development of families, society, and the future of the nation.”
Speaking on the partnership, Rani Patel, Founder President, Aarohan said, “We are thrilled about our partnership with Haier, and are looking forward to the new opportunities that will play a vital role in the overall well-being of the society. We aim to provide access to quality education to underprivileged girl students. Keeping in mind the regional inequalities, particularly for the girl child, the initiative seeks to bring about a social change through education. We are grateful for this partnership which will help us uplift the society in various ways for the future.”
Haier India’s Center for Excellence is equipped with a world-class computer lab, smart boards and LED TVs, air conditioners and refrigerator to create a holistic learning experience while ensuring a healthy environment for the students. The centre aims to decrease the learning gap by imparting skill-based knowledge to the students.
The inauguration witnessed the presence of Eric Braganza, President, Haier Appliances India, Satish N.S., Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Haier Appliances India, Rani Patel, Founder President, Aarohan, along with the school’s Principal, teachers, students and parents.