Book Bank Project in collaboration with Goonj
Soroptimist International – Bombay Chembur organized a collection drive during the month of April 2018 of used and new school supplies like uniforms, notebooks, stationary, lunch boxes, water bottles across four schools in Mumbai (Dr. Pillai Global Academy – Panvel and Gorai, Mahatma School of Academics and Sports and Chembur English High School) and handed them over to the NGO Goonj on 7th May, 2018.
The collection drive was very successful and over 120 cartons of goods which were handed over to the NGO Goonj. The items from the collection will be refurbished and are distributed among kids and families in rural schools who are lacking the basic necessities required for school. This initiative is aimed to reduce the dropout rate among rural schools and improving the quality of education in these schools. This initiative also inculcates among school children about the joy of “giving back” in the formative years of their lives.
The project was co-ordinated by Munawira Koytad Pillai and Celina Joy with the support of Soroptimist members of the Club.