Book Bank Project in collaboration with NGO Goonj
Soroptimist International – Bombay Chembur organized a collection drive during the month of April – June 2019 of used and new school supplies like uniforms, notebooks, stationary, lunch boxes, water bottles across three schools in Mumbai (Dr. Pillai Global Academy – Panvel and Gorai and Mahatma International School, New Panvel) and handed them over to the NGO Goonj on 10th July, 2019.
The collection drive was very successful and over 35 cartons and 65 bags of goods were handed over to the NGO Goonj. The items from the collection will be refurbished and are distributed among children 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 the joy of “giving back” in the formative years of their lives.