Coding Sandpit – Preparing for a Digital World
The Adani Foundation partnered with Cambridge University Press to introduce ‘Coding Sandpit’ in Adani Schools. The objective of Coding Sandpit is to help students develop computational thinking. By doing so, the students are able to conceptualise, understand and use technology easily, helping them to be better prepared for the future. This is the first time that a structured coding curriculum is being launched in schools. It aims to transform the teaching and learning ecosystem of computer science in Indian schools.
(Dr. Priti G. Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation, and Mr. Peter Phillips, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Press, signing the letter of intent for rolling out futuristic educational initiatives in India)
Empowerment Through Education
An English laboratory, with carefully crafted content for each grade, has been set up at Adani Vidyalaya, Tirora, with support from the Cambridge University. Students listen to and watch the audio-visual content, and learn the pronunciation of words, grammar, use of sentences and other details that help improve their English language.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness
Breast and cervical cancers are two leading types of cancers among Indian women. In spite of alarmingly high figures, hardly any screening programmes are held. Most women in rural areas do not have much information about cancer. Various awareness camps were organised by the Adani Foundation to encourage women in Mundra and surrounding areas to undergo screening for breast and cervical cancer. At these camps, they were given information about the causes, symptoms and prevention of cancer. A total of 296 people took benefit of the camps held in the period from April to June this year.
Training Sanginis and Adolescent Girls
The Adani Foundation organised for a two-day Health Education Training Programme for 11 Sanginis and 50 adolescent girls. Trainers from the Chetna Foundation conducted the training. They covered topics like puberty and adolescence related issues in boys and girls, physical and psychological effects of hormonal changes as well as menstrual hygiene and dispelling its myths.
Paddy Seeds Support to SHG
Wanting to take up paddy cultivation, the Maa Kharakhai Women SHG, of Sana Samukvedi village in Panchutikri Gram Panchayat, leased 20 acres of land. The Foundation has supported them by providing paddy seeds. Training and capacity building by Krishi Vikas Kendra and Regional Research Centre for Paddy Cultivation has also been arranged for.
Rejuvenating Water Sources
The Gujarat Government launched a 31-day water conservation drive called ‘Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan’ on the occasion of ‘Gujarat Gaurav Din’.
Adani Foundation Initiatives
- Supported 19 villages in Mundra taluka by deepening 26 ponds resulting in 51,723 m3 increase in water storage capacity
- Helped 5 villages in Naliya taluka, Mundra, by deepening 6 ponds leading to 14,550 m3 increase in storage capacity
- In all, 66 million litres water storage capacity increased
- Ms. Zankhanaben Patel, MLA of Choryasi taluka, inaugurated the pond deepening work at Rajgari, Hazira, leading to an increase in water storage capacity by 14,935 m3
- Mr. Thakorbhai Patel, Jilla Panchayat Member of Surat district, inaugurated the pond deepening work at Vasva, Hazira, resulting in 9,785 m3 increase in storage capacity
- In all, 24 million litres water storage capacity increased
Business Training Programme
The Saksham programme has taken one more step forwards by upgrading the existing workforce and providing training. One-day workshops were held for business employees to train them in soft skills. With the support of the Adani Hazira Port (Surat) more than 300 employees have been trained in various soft skills programmes, and the number is increasing every day. Among skill development companies, this is a unique intervention in corporate skill training.