One of the Bank’s educational initiatives, launched in 2005 is aimed at uplifting basic resources and infrastructure at disadvantaged rural schools. The initiative commenced with a target of assisting 100 schools with libraries and has supported 200 schools.
Our efforts include the renovation of buildings to set up libraries, donation of books and furniture and donation of additional books each year. The libraries programme has helped to create reading opportunities and enhance skills for over 50,000 children across the country.
In 2008 the scope of the scheme was expanded to include the donation of computers. This project was initiated in 2009 as the second step in our objective to establish “Model Schools”. Currently 21 Computer Centres have been established under this project.