January 10, 2020

Ahmednagar and Puducherry: Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its ‘Adopt a School’ programme in association with Plan India in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and Puducherry. This programme ensures that underprivileged children from the adopted schools will have access to quality education through safe and joyful learning environment in the school and have provision of adequate water and sanitation facilities for students in schools.

Commenting on the programme, Ashish Kapoor, Director – HR, Eaton, India, says, “With our commitment to improve the quality of life and environment, we kick started the ground work of ‘Adopt a School’ programme in the first quarter of 2019. Through our partnership with Plan India we aim to empower these 20 schools in peri-urban and urban blocks of Puducherry & Ahmednagar District by providing them the support and resources required for all round development of children in these schools. I am confident that Eaton, in association with our experienced partner Plan India will bring in a tangible and sustainable change though this initiative and make the communities stronger.”

Further talking about the programme, he adds, “With this programme, we aim to help children to have smooth transition from childhood to adulthood with knowledge, skills and wisdom and further help themselves, their families, and their communities move forward. We expect the project to span over 3 years, till June 2022.”

Mohammed Asif, Executive Director, Plan India says “Through this programme our focus would be to develop a safe child-friendly environment for 10,000 children studying till secondary level and provide them an equal opportunities for learning. We will also engage and encourage parents to participate in the overall development of children and the school.

“We are thankful to Eaton for the partnership and the commitment to improve the quality of education in our country. He added.”

In this programme, Eaton plans to support key developments in the school like building child friendly class room, remedial classes to promote age appropriate learning level, sports capabilities, low cost science labs, well equipped libraries, safe drinking water and basic hygiene and sanitation by upgrading toilet facilities.

This project will also indirectly benefit to more than 50,000 adults and children through community engagement process for awareness on Rights to Education (RtE) and School Management Committee (SMC). Remedial classes would be specially designed to help such children to clear the basics conceptual issues so that they get mainstreamed in the education system. Special focus will be given to girl children. Further, children of 20 targeted schools will be trained, guided and supported to demonstrate leadership in Bal Panchayat (Children Parliament), as per the guideline of RtE, which will help these children to be an active and responsible citizen in the society. Additionally, with this programme, the project aims to engage with parents and community to build awareness on Rights to Education (RtE) and empower School Management Committee (SMC).

About Eaton
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 1, 00,000 people worldwide and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

Eaton entered India in 1999 through the global acquisition of Aeroquip Vickers. India today forms a key part of Eaton’s overall business strategy with continued expansion of the company’s manufacturing, marketing, engineering and services footprint in the country over the last two decades. With 5500+ employees, 8 manufacturing sites, presence in 19 key locations, two decades of proven capabilities and customer engagements, Eaton is uniquely positioned to play a distinct part in India’s ongoing growth story. Eaton’s India Professional Services Center’s spectrum of capabilities from a single integrated facility in Pune is enabling Eaton globally to innovate, continuously enhance efficiencies, make effective decisions, strengthen customer focus and create value and competitive advantage by engaging diverse skill-sets of over 2000 employees. The Eaton India Innovation Center in Pune, with its 1900+ strong engineering workforce is driving cutting-edge R&D projects for all of Eaton’s global businesses. Eaton has opened its first Aerospace manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India.

About Plan India

Plan India is a nationally registered not for profit organisation striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, thus creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities.

Since 1979, Plan India and its partners have improved the lives of millions of children and young people by enabling them access to protection, quality education and healthcare services, a healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in decisions which affect their lives. Plan India is a member of the Plan International Federation, an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International is active in more than 70 countries.

In past Plan has worked with more than 3,000 schools (both Government and Government Aided Private Schools) through various programme namely School Improvement Programme (SIP), School WASH Programme (SWP), Project on Implementation of Right to Education Act in Mumbai, Quality and Holistic Education Programme, Support My School Campaign (SMS), Swachha Bharat Swaccha Vidyalaya (SBSV) initiatives benefiting one million children in the age group of 3-18 years across 3,000 villages and urban wards / slums