First school in a con­tainer: Safe­d­u­cate

With an aim to pro­vide skill-based ed­u­ca­tion at min­i­mal costs to all parts of the coun­try, Safe­d­u­cate has come up with an in­no­va­tive plan of re­cy­cling scrap con­tain­ers and us­ing them as schools. The first con­tainer school was in­au­gu­rated by the Prime Mini

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The first con­tainer school cre­ated by Safe­d­u­cate, the ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing arm of Saf­ex­press, was un­veiled by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi at the Vi­gyan Bhawan, New Delhi on July 15, 2015 while pre­sent­ing his ‘Skill In­dia’ pro­gramme, un­der which, the gov­ern­ment in­tends to skill 40.2 crore peo­ple by 2022.

Safe­d­u­cate has come up with an ex­tremely in­no­va­tive model for train­ing peo­ple by join­ing four con­tain­ers to­gether. The con­tain­ers, re­fur­bished and re­cy­cled, for de­vel­op­ing school struc­ture were ear­lier be­ing used for lo­gis­tics pur­poses.

The first school has a train­ing ca­pac­ity of 189 stu­dents per month, with residential fa­cil­ity for 23 stu­dents and in­cludes three class­rooms, com­puter lab, ac­tiv­ity area, recre­ation area, li­brary and staff of­fices. More­over, these con­tain­ers are like lego bricks, al­low­ing this in­sti­tu­tion to have a flex­i­ble and scal­able model, which can be easily repli­cated in any other lo­ca­tion. The com­mu­nity out­reach of Safe­d­u­cate could help the cur­rent gov­ern­ment pro­vide qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion and skilled train­ing to the re­motest corners in the coun­try.

Inau­gu­rat­ing the Safe­d­u­cate Con­tainer School, Ra­jiv Pratap Rudy, Min­is­ter of State for Skill De­vel­op­ment and Entrepreneurship, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia said, “Safe­d­u­cate has in­tro­duced an in­no­va­tion, which will rev­o­lu­tionise skill train­ing in the coun­try. This unique train­ing plat­form will def­i­nitely make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence at the grass root level.”

Show­cas­ing the con­tainer school, Divya Jain, Founder & CEO, Safe­d­u­cate said, “We have cre­ated the Safe­d­u­cate con­tainer schools with a pro­fes­sional look and feel. These are equipped with all ameni­ties present in a reg­u­lar school and will pro­vide Safe­d­u­cate the abil­ity to con­duct train­ings at any lo­ca­tion across In­dia. This school can be set up any­where in a short time, with just the avail­abil­ity of land and elec­tric­ity con­nec­tion. The ed­u­ca­tional for­mat and struc­ture of these schools is such that each dis­trict in the coun­try will have the same level of ac­cess to qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion.”

Con­grat­u­lat­ing Safe­d­u­cate on launch­ing In­dia’s first Con­tainer School, Dilip Chenoy, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor & CEO, Na­tional Skill De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (NSDC) said, “There are mas­sive skill gaps preva­lent in the in­dus­try to­day. The chain of con­tainer schools launched by Safe­d­u­cate will hugely help in bridg­ing these skill gaps. These schools will hugely help in in­creas­ing the em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the ru­ral youth of the coun­try.”

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