Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
ROSHNI is an innovative pilot project undertaken by the District Administration, Ernakulam with financial aid from BPCL, Kochi.
To create a society of free-thinking individuals who love and respect each other regardless of language/state/caste/gender and work for the welfare of the society they live in.
To help migrant children cross language and cultural barriers and identify their strength and weakness while retaining their own language and culture in order to create a better society.
Roshni has helped
Ernakulam, a district in central Kerala is a much sought-after destination for migrant job seekers, businessmen and labourers from the north and north-eastern states of India.
This project is conceived as a socio-cultural bridge or migrant children envisages to bring down the school dropout rate of the migrant students to zero. The intervention facilitated them to acquire proficiency in Malayalam (the medium of instruction), English and Hindi. Positive changes have been noted by the students in their academic pursuits. After the successful completion of the pilot project the District Administration is all set to extend the intervention to 20 more schools.
The entry of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) into the project was a turning point. It gave ROSHNI an added radiance and helped its speedy actualization. When the ROSHNI team approached BPCL with the intervention’s proposal they offered their support in terms of financial aid without which the project would have struggled to meet its monetary requirements. Mr Prasad K. Panicker, Executive Director, BPCL Kochi Refinery was very enthusiastic to co-operate with the project and to track its progress.