Rotary donates Rs 37 lakh to Ramakrishna Math girls school

Justice Anita Sumanth handing over the global grant to school authorities in Chennai recently. Rotary district governor Babu Peram and RCME president R M Narayanan are among those present.

Chennai: The Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) donated Rs 37 lakh to Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girls Higher Secondary School, Mint, to build infrastructure for the benefit of students.

Madras High Court judge Justice Anita Sumanth and Rotary district governor Babu Peram were present during the handing over ceremony held here recently.

This global grant is implemented in association with Rotary Club of Irvine, California, USA, and The Rotary Foundation, a press release said.

The project covers provision of a computer lab comprising 33 computers and air-conditioners, energy-saving lights and fans, dyslexia remediation training for the teachers and improvement of teaching methodologies in association with India Literacy Project (ILP).

Explaining about the project, RCME president R M Narayanan said, “Rote learning practices in traditional schooling system do not encourage experiential learning, nor foster creative thinking. Multi-Dimensional Learning Space (MDLS) administered by the NGO, India Literacy Project (ILP) is a programme to improve learning levels, ensure experiential learning in schools and empower both students and teachers through support in classroom interventions. MDLS also provides students exposure to a wide variety of areas beyond the school curriculum.”

NT Bureau