One of the ABC Ltd. supported CSR project was supporting a government local school.
The funds were given on an annual basis. There were 17 children -12 boys and 5 girls in the age group of 5-8. There were 1 male teacher and 1 assistant. Over 4 years the school now has 3 classrooms, 80 children 48 boys and 32 girls in the age group of 5- 13.
The CSR assessment checklist brought out the following points:
Impact: the number of girls attending school had increased from 29% to 40%
Area for improvement: There were no girls above the age of 11 years.
Analysis of Assessment: On analyzing it was found that the girls dropped off schooling when they reached the age of menstruation which effectively negated the 5 years of schooling which had got.
Action Plan: In discussion with the stakeholders- teachers, govt education dept and parents, the CSR contribution was decided to be given for hiring 2 lady teachers. It gave confidence to the parents to send the girls to school, the girl students educated by the lady teachers in menstrual hygiene.