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Free online access to curriculum-linked educational content to Government school students in Maharashtra and Goa

Mumbai, 21st March 2022: Continuing the legacy and charitable work of its founder, Mr. Rex Maughan, Forever Living Products India (FLPI) and Forever Giving Foundation, today announced a CSR initiative by the organization to provide free online access to curriculum-linked educational content to government school students in Maharashtra & Goa. The program, which is ideated by Mumbai-based Seva Sahayog Foundation, and executed by ConnectEd Technologies, an EdTech social enterprise, aims to provide quality vernacular educational content to government school students, in a bid to improve learning outcomes, especially during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

Improving the lives of women and children around the world has always been a constant for Forever Giving Foundation and, as part of this program nearly 10,000 students from government schools across Maharashtra and Goa will be provided with free online access to a web and mobile app platform. The platform contains quality educational content in local languages, that is in-sync with the respective State Board curriculums, and can be viewed online or downloaded onto a device for viewing later. Initially, the initiative aims to benefit students from government schools located in Raigad district of Maharashtra, and North Goa district of Goa. Subsequently, the initiative will scale to students from other regions.

On the occasion of this announcement, Dr. Kiran Patil (I.A.S.), CEO – Raigad Zilla Parishad, said, “The Covid-19 pandemic and resultant school closures emphasized the need for a parallel, digital framework through which quality education could be served to govt. school students. It gives me immense pleasure to announce this initiative for Zilla Parishad schools in Raigad. We hope more organizations will come forward to support this initiative & ensure it benefits every student in Raigad as well as Maharashtra.”

On the occasion of this announcement, Mr. Harish Singla, Country Sales Manager, Forever Living Products India (FLPI), said, “As a responsible and caring brand, FLP India has been leading on the CSR front since the beginning whether its contributing 2 million meals for ‘Rise Against Hunger’ or contributing 100 thousand USD to PM Care Fund or distribution of N95 masks through NGO. Under the Rex Maughan CSR Programme, In the month of February 2022, we distributed over 27,000 notebooks which were further distributed to schools and villages. I would also like to thank Krushi Prasar Foundation for giving us an opportunity to participate in this noble cause for the betterment of society. “

Lehar Tawde, Co-founder, ConnectEd Technologies, added, “The Covid-19 pandemic made India realize the need for a digital approach that makes quality education accessible to government school students in regional languages. We have been working in this direction since 2020, and are pleased with our association with Forever Living Products India (FLPI) and Forever Giving Foundation, which enables us to benefit nearly 10,000 more students in Maharashtra and Goa. We hope to scale our presence with support from authorities, FLPI and other organizations”.

During the course of this initiative, ConnectEd Technologies will coordinate with government schools to sensitize parents and students about the platform, where they can access curriculum-linked educational content for free, using any device and connectivity at their disposal. Furthermore, the EdTech company will provide school teachers with valuable statistics pertaining to content consumption by each student, thereby enabling them push parents and students to meet learning targets that have been set by the school. Currently, ConnectEd Technologies has deployed such programs across 8

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