Tata Steel inaugurates the second “Community Education Resource Centre” at Joda

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Joda: Under the flagship of “1000 Schools Project”, Tata Steel inaugurated the second Community Education Resource Center (CERC) at Kohlaroida village of Joda Block on August 13, 2018. The centre has been set-up with an objective to strengthen the education and provide a learning platform for all the children and aspiring youth of the community. ASPIRE, a Delhi-based NGO has been engaged by Tata Steel to monitor the centre, till it is fully owned by the community.
The centre was inaugurated by Padmashree Tulasi Munda in the presence of Mr Naresh Kumar Kar, Block Education Officer, Joda, Ms Tulsi Bobonga, Panchayat Samiti Member, Kundurupani, Mr S S Mishra, Senior Manager, Bichakundi Manganese Mines and Mr Tanmay Kar, Unit Head, TSRDS.
Tata Steel has provided 12 computers (7 desktops and 5 laptops), a printer cum scanner, a projector, a projector screen, some educational books and internet access. A village committee has been formed which will take care of all day-to-day functioning of the centre, thus making it purely community owned resource center. The center will play a vital role in catering the educational needs of children from age group of 6-18 years and aspiring youth of the area.
An education rath was also inaugurated on this occasion, which will sensitize people of Joda towards right to education and prevention of child labour and early marriage. It is worth mentioning that the first CERC centre was inaugurated at Kundrunala Community Centre, Ward No-4 of Joda Municipality on March 30, 2018.
People from Kohlaroida who were present on the occasion, expressed their happiness and lauded the efforts of Tata Steel and ASPIRE for opening such type of a centre which will help their children in getting doorstep computer access.

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