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Bharti Foundation, Newcastle University join hands for rural education 

Students from UK Based University to visit schools and study the impact of quality education initiatives run by Bharti Foundation in the rural areas

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Bharti Foundation, the CSR arm of Bharti Enterprises, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Newcastle University, UK, to extend cooperation in the area of student’s internship and joint academic research.
 
As a part of the MoU, the students from Newcastle University, UK, will visit remote villages in India and conduct their research on various educational reform projects run by Bharti Foundation. The education programme of Bharti Foundation currently reaches out to over 3,00,000 students through over 2,100 schools and centres, engaging close to 13,000 teachers across 13 Indian states.
 
The findings of their research will be used to further develop and enhance the ongoing programmes, impacting more than 1.5 million community members across rural India.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Richard Davies, Pro Vice Chancellor, Newcastle University, UK, said: “We welcome Bharti Foundation’s support, which helps our students to gain exposure to their education initiatives. Such initiatives have proven to be very successful and sustainable models to enhance the quality of education in rural India. We believe this will be a life-time opportunity for the students and the insights will help them develop their skill sets and capabilities to work in different environments amongst culturally diverse people.”
 
The internship programme is designed to provide hands-on experience to students and an ability to address the real challenges faced in various facets of rural development. During the course of the internship, students will put to use their academic learning in real life context.
 
Highlighting about the partnership, Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “The research based internship programme with Newcastle University underlines our commitment to support academic research with the potential of benefitting the rural education ecosystem in the country. This agreement with Newcastle will also serve the purpose to further strengthen our programmes, leading us towards our goal to provide quality education for the underprivileged children across rural India.”

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