Open Door Project launch at Mumbai on 15th April with FCB Ulka’s film screening of ‘Bhukkad”
An initiative of The Millennium Schools, a national chain of private not for profit schools, educating over 35,000 students , which took the lead and decided to open its portals to disadvantaged children from surrounding and neighboring areas after school hours, The Open Door Project wants to ensure that children from slums and the areas around are offered similar facilities and education as children from well off families who make up the roster in the schools – same teaching standards, same facilities, same quality of education.
The Open Door Project is also aligning with NGOs, supporting their effort in reaching out to disadvantaged children. A start has already been made with Kat Katha which works with children of sex workers and now Salaam Baalak Trust, which works with street children.
The Open Door Project is being appropriately launched in the backdrop of the World Street Children’s Day (12th April) with a special event hosted by Salaam Balaak Trust in Andheri East. On the occasion, the founder of The Millennium Schools , Shantanu Prakash who has envisioned the Open Door Project, will unveil a special film called” Bhukkad- the hungry one” created by the award winning Chief Creative Officer of FCB Ulka, Swati Bhattacharya.
Speaking on the initiative, Shantanu Prakash, Founder of The Millennium Schools, said, “The Open Door Project is an institutional response by The Millennium Schools to the problem of children outside the education net. It is my belief that a large-scale campaign that enjoys collective efforts of private schools can help mitigate the crisis of over 8 million out-of-school kids in India. I am glad to see that Bhukkad – the film – resonates with the philosophy of the Millennium Schools which has love for learning and joyful learning as it’s bedrock”
“Our schools are opening doors for the children from slums and red-light areas. We’ll happy to impart education to them. To make India great again, let’s come together and make every citizen educated and empowered,” added Shantanu.Posted in Corporate, News