Aimed towards improvement of lives and social stature of its drivers, Ola has recently launched a free after school program named ‘Gurukul’, intended to empower the children of its drivers to perform better in board exams.
The school program is formed in association with Avanti Learning Centres and the first batch shall have 500 children from 9th and 10th standards taught at the learning centres of Avanti.
The program shall be extended to other cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad shortly and aims to get over 5000 children registered by the end of the year from 1 – 12th standards.
Apart from being bearing all the expenses of the program for the first 3 months, Ola also plans to provide free stationery, books, course material to top performing children.
“A lot of these kids do not receive proper support after school as both their parents work leaving nobody else to coach them. Avanti has done brilliant work over the past few years and we hope together we can equip far more kids to perform better at school,” says Pranay Jivrajka, Chief Operating Officer at Ola.