Bangalore, 30 March 2022 – CapitaLand Group through its philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) has partnered with ‘Room to Read’ India, a not-for-profit organization focused on girls’ education and children’s literacy to inaugurate libraries across 13 Government schools in Bangalore including the CapitaLand Hope School, Mahadevapura, Bangalore.
The library set up at the CapitaLand Hope School located in Mahadevapura, Bangalore was inaugurated by Mr. Jonathan Yap, CEO, Fund Management, CapitaLand Investment. He was accompanied by Mr. Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, India Business Parks, Mr. Gauri Shankar Nagabhushanam, CEO Designate, India Business Parks, CapitaLand Investment, teachers, children and officials of Room to Read India.
This initiative is part of the Ministry of Education’s, ‘Padhe Bharat’ campaign, a reading exercise for first-generation learners to increase reading proficiency and vocabulary amongst children. The libraries were set up at a total cost of INR 3.5 million benefitting over 2000 children between 6 to 10 years of age.
The libraries across the 13 Government schools in Bangalore and handed over to the school authorities are as below:
Government Hi-Tech Kannada & English Medium Higher Primary School- Mahadevapura
Government Kannada Girls Middle School- Hosakote
Government Higher Primary School- Dodda Hulluru
Government Model Primary School- Kadugodi
Government Higher Primary School- V.V. Extension
Government Higher Primary School- Sulibele
Government Higher Primary School- Janatha Colony
Government Higher Primary School- Kattigenahalli
Government Higher Primary School- Shivanapura
Government Higher Primary School- Samethanahalli
Government Higher Primary School- Bhodana Hosahalli
Government Lower Primary School- Koraluru
Karnataka Public School- Nandagudi
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