Khopoli: Tata Steel BSL, formerly Bhushan Steel, has introduced smart classes programme in schools around its plant located at Sarvoli in Khopoli of Raigad district. This initiative is a part of the Company’s Learning Improvement by way of Vibrant Education (LIVE) initiative that aims to enhance the quality of education through vibrant learning methodology in audio-visual format, help reduce drop-out rates and mainstreaming

those students through innovating way of teaching.
It has been observed that many students, particularly from tribal community, who enroll into local Zilla Parishad and government-aided schools, drop-out after few years.
To address this issue, as part of the LIVE programme, the steel major has initiated some innovative interventions in seven local schools. To make the schools more attractive for the students and develop learning-friendly ambience, infrastructure improvement work has been initiated with renovation of the floors and ceiling in Savroli Zilla Parishad Primary School, KTSP Savroli High School and Swami Vivekananda School under Khalapur Taluk of Raigarh district.
As part of the programme, in partnership with eSence Pvt Ltd, an expert body of Navneet Group having long experience in such types of service, Tata Steel BSL, as part of its CSR initiatives, has provided eLearning system in these four Zilla parishad primary schools and three government aided high schools.
Kapil Modi, Executive Plant Head, Tata Steel BSL, Khopoli, said, “Around 1,200 students from seven local schools have been covered under this LIVE Programme. Slowey we will come up with other focused interventions to expedite the process. The response of the children has been very impressive, and we stay committed for more such projects contributing to overall growth of the region.”
This e-learning infrastructure has been installed in 15 classrooms in four Zilla Parishad Primary School and three government-aided high schools in Sarvoli Gram Panchayat, Devnahane Gram Panchayat and Khalapur Nagar Panchayat under the Raigad district. In this programme the school syllabus is presented in audio-video format in a big screen television making teaching attractive than chalk-duster method also enhancing the grasping power of the students. An expert team is evaluating the programme to ensure it meets the desired objectives.