Bharti Foundation, the philanthropy division of Bharti Enterprises has received the Asian CSR Award 2008 for the Support and Improvement of Education among the rural communities.
The award recognizes the Satya Bharti School Program, the flagship program of Bharti Foundation for its contribution to education among the rural communities.The Satya Bharti School Program of Bharti Foundation has demonstrated how organizations can work effectively for the upliftment of underprivileged children in the rural areas. We are confident that children benefiting from this program will become equal partners in India's future economic growth.
The Satya Bharti School Program is an innovative model that aims to make available high-quality free education to poor,out-of-school and migrant children especially the girl child in the rural pockets of the country.
The Asian CSR Awards Program is Asia's premier awards program on corporate social responsibility. Bharti Foundation was chosen as the winner in the 'Support and Improvement of Education' category from among 170 entries representing 120 companies from 15 countries.
At present, 159 Satya Bharti Primary Schools are running across the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh benefiting over 18,000 children and more than 560 teachers.