Education determines the quality of an individual’s life. We believe that quality education is the best gift one can give to children from low-income households. Apart from providing opportunities for upward mobility, education enables individuals to meaningfully engage in political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal spheres.
Dr. Reddy’s Foundation’s interventions in education started in 1998. Over 5000 children who were forced into child labour were rescued and enrolled in public schools.
Currently, the foundation’s education initiatives strive to provide affordable high-quality education, improve the academic and non-academic outcomes and impart employment oriented vocational skill training.
Improving learning outcomes in Government Primary Schools where 41% cannot read, 74% cannot subtract in Class-6.
25% schools do not comply with RTE classroom norms
Alignment with UN SDGs
All our work in the area of education aligns with the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Established in 2003, the college offers two-year vocational courses for students who have cleared the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) / Class X Board Examination. Each year, close to 500 students are trained in vocational courses.
In addition to the vocational courses, the college offers ‘bridge courses’, which are at par with the regular college syllabi for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to help students to enrol directly for regular engineering degree courses.
DRF’s School Improvement Program (SIP) was launched in 2011 with the aim of providing quality education to children residing in the vicinity of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories at Bachupally. Starting with just 11 schools, SIP has grown steadily over the years, with more than 49,150 students enrolled in 229 schools today. SIP supports Government schools in various academic and non-academic projects, such as remedial support for enhanced academic outcomes, scholarship to meritorious students, sports and co-curricular activities for overall student development and health education.
SIP uses a three-pronged strategy to address education holistically.
- Provides students with an enabling learning environment
- Supports schools with appropriate infrastructure
- Encourages talent and facilitates growth.