Mumbai, September 4, 2020: Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception announced the industry’s first and the biggest social initiative Project ‘Shikshak’ in the field of education for COVID-19 Warriors children.
“Not all heroes wear capes.” This proverb has been exemplified by COVID-19 Warriors across the world. They did not fight evil with superpower but tirelessly helped the most vulnerable across the world by serving the community before family. These superheroes spent days and nights nursing COVID-19 patients back to health and ensured safety while missing their own families and loved ones. In such a situation, invariably their children got affected in multiple ways, one of which is reduced access to education. Schools have switched to online classes due to the lockdown. Many children of Corona Warriors are unable to attend online schooling because they do not have a laptop/desktop or a tablet.
As a token of respect and offer peace of mind to such warriors, Hyundai Motor India through their Foundation is reaching out to their children offering help under the project ‘Shikshak’. Aligned to ‘Right to Education’, HMIL is committed to providing 1000 electronic educational devices across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to the children of Corona Warriors to continue their education online and do well in it.
Commenting on the Project – ‘Shikshak’, S.S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Children are the future of every country and to celebrate this year’s Teachers Day in a special way, HMIL has commenced the unique Project ‘Shikshak’ under ‘Hyundai Cares’ campaign. Project ‘Shikshak’ is a small step towards helping kids and families whose lives have been directly impacted due to the pandemic and are struggling to bridge the digital gap. The initiative will help our future role models with current limited educational means and resources to pursue their education relentlessly and be able to fathom the course curriculum in a unique way.”The philanthropic initiative is a part of COVID-19 CSR programme under ‘Hyundai Cares 2.0’ campaign focuses on the COVID-19 Warriors predominantly working in unorganised sector including healthcare workers – nursing staff, paramedics, housekeeping staff, sanitisation staff, ambulance drivers, hospital staff and home guards. The objective of the project is to enable children of COVID-19 Warriors from IV to XI Standard for access to the best educational curriculum for a period of two years.