Amritsar, May 26, 2018: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises proudly announces the remarkable achievement of students of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary schools located in remote rural Punjab in the Class XII CBSE Board Examinations. The success of these children becomes special as most of them come from weak economic background and parents are primarily engaged as daily wage earners. These students, especially the girls, who outshined boys with 98% pass percentage, withstood various social and economic pressures but despite these adversities, have proven that given the opportunity they can provide outcomes at par with more privileged students.
With an overall pass percentage of 92.02% which is higher than the national pass percentage of 83.01%, the success of children in the remote locations of rural Punjab not only validates the efforts put in by the students, teachers and the school but also is a “dream come true” for most of the parents whose belief for education has been further entrusted by the results.
Congratulating the students and teachers, Mr. Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “The success of Class XII students is a significant chapter in the history of the Satya Bharti School Program. By excelling in exams these students, from remote rural areas have reinforced our belief that sustainable changes can be brought in rural India by ensuring access to quality education. I congratulate the students as well as the school and the teachers for this stellar performance and I thank the community for consistently supporting the holistic development approach adopted in our schools. I also thank all our supporters who have helped us address the challenge of providing quality education in rural India.”
Currently, 254 Satya Bharti Schools are operational across the villages of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Of the 254 schools, 249 schools are primary/elementary schools and five schools are senior secondary schools run in public-private partnership mode under Punjab Government’s Adarsh Scheme.
The Satya Bharti Schools provide quality education to children in rural India, most of who are first-generation learners. Keeping this in mind, the school curriculum has been designed to help children understand what they are being taught. Encompassing both classrooms as well as out-of-class activities, the program aims to develop students holistically by inculcating in them attitudes, values, and life-skills that will hold them in good stead later in life. While innovative Teaching Learning Material (TLM) enhances their classroom experience, special programs like The Physical Education Curriculum (PEC) are used to make outdoor learning more meaningful. Other interventions like the English Phonics Program and use of educational software, aid the delivery of English and computer education.