BHUBANESWAR: ATC India has unveiled its first integrated project which combines sanitation, solar and Hiwel learning stations at Kusupangi High School in Cuttack’s Banki block.
The project, part of the company’s philanthropy programme, was inaugurated by SDM of Banki sub-division Manoranjan Mallik.
Under the project, the school’s intermittent electric supply would get a boost by 15 solar panels with an installed capacity of 3.75 KW. It would also run two computer kiosks installed by ATC and operate the pump for drawing water from bore well for use in toilets. The initiatives were appreciated by the Headmaster, Block Education Officer and Mallick.
ATC India, a 100 per cent subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, has blended education with technology under its CSR programme. It has partnered with Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd. (HiWEL) and NIIT Foundation to provide e-enabled education to socio-economically backward children in rural and semi-urban areas.
Under its CSR programme during 2014-15, ATC India has undertaken projects in 16 schools spread over Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha. In these schools, it is following an integrated approach. Apart from providing learning stations or kiosks, ATC India is also supplying power to these schools through solar power stations, water and sanitation by building separate toilets for boys and girls as well as bore wells. In Odisha, ATC is implementing three projects - Parichay Foundation and Maitri Vihar in Khurda district and Kusupangi High School in Banki.
The ATC leadership team was also present during the inauguration of the project at Banki.