Teaching At BMC Schools
Every Year, approximately 10,000 students appear for the State Board Examination from BMC schools in Mumbai alone. The results in the past have shown that only around 20-30% of these pass their Board exams. With a vision to achieve 100% results in BMC schools at the Std. 10 Board Exams, MT Educare along with GET has been conducting Free Grade Improvement classes for students of Std 10th.
During the academic year 2012-13, 8069 students were coached in Mathematics, Science and English. The results were great. 10 students (7 of Marathi medium and 3 of Urdu medium) scored more than 90% marks in the SSC Board examination, which was a record in itself. The overall passing percentage was 66.75%.
These numbers were improved further in the year 2013-14, where around 8906 students were being trained by our expert faculties across 132 BMC schools for grade improvement. We feel proud to state that the results were outstanding. 24 students scored 90% & above marks in the SSC board examination and the pass percentage increased to 71%.
In the academic year 2014-15, with support from Tata Motors Limited recently, GET has also started coaching students in Std IX itself, in order to train them intensively and help them maximise their performance in the SSC Board exams. This takes the tally of students being coached in BMC schools to 23,224—a huge jump from last year!
MT Educare has coached students from 140 BMC Schools from 4 mediums—English, Semi English, Hindi and Urdu. Of the 9239 students that appeared for the exam, 75% passed the examination with 24 students scoring 90% marks and above. The topper from the BMC schools, for the year 2014-15, scored a whopping 94.25%.
Back to School in Uttarakhand
GET actively participated in the rehabilitation efforts in areas ravaged by the devastating floods in Uttarakhand in June 2013. We carried out a comprehensive survey of the region to identify the locations where help pertaining to school education was most required and allocated funds for them. In Guptakashi, since only part of the school building had collapsed; we erected a new wall, strengthened the remaining structure and provided benches, a Blackboard and a cupboard to the school. As a humanitarian gesture, we also paid the teachers 15% of their salary to motivate them to continue against all odds.
However in Kalimath, the entire school building had been washed away. Here we reconstructed the school using colour-coated fabricated steel for the Foundation and the Super structure. In Silli village, since they did not have their own land, the villagers wanted a temporary structure which we put up with a steel frame that could be dismantled and shifted to another permanent site in the future. Here too we supplied them with the entire school furniture, blackboard and benches and also paid the teachers 100% of their salaries.
Kashmir Relief Work
In September 2014, Jammu & Kashmir witnessed disastrous floods across a majority of its districts. A total of 2500 villages were affected and thousands of people were rendered homeless. At GET, we felt that it was our moral responsibility to contribute in whatever form we could to help the victims rebuild their lives.
In various villages we provided
- Warm clothes (jackets, coats, mufflers, gloves, sweaters, caps, footwear, socks, etc.)
- Bed Linen (blankets, bed sheets, quilts, pillows, covers, etc.)
- Food packets (sugar, salt, dal, milk powder, cereals, pulses, biscuits, etc.)
- Stationary (books, pencils, benches, black boards , chalk, dusters)
- Other necessities (torches, batteries, candles, matchboxes, rope, tooth paste, tooth brush, towels, napkins, soap, bandages, etc.)
- Basic utensils (stove, plates, glasses, cups, spoons, etc.)
- Medicines (disinfectants, ointments, anti-septic liquids, etc.)
This year as well we have set aside a contingency fund that can be used in case any other part of our country is affected by a natural disaster.