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eVidyaloka Trust Partners with Signify to Illuminate 47 Rural Govt. Schools Across Karnataka

Signify the world leader in lighting, partnered with eVidyaloka Trust for its flagship CSR initiative Jagmag Pathshala, which has successfully enhanced the overall learning environment in 47 government schools across Karnataka.

eVidyaloka Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming rural education in India, through its Digital Classes in rural government schools led by volunteers, collaborated with Signify to address critical electrical infrastructure challenges in Karnataka’s government schools. The project focused on improving lighting, ventilation, and power backup systems to foster a more conducive learning environment for students.

Improving education in rural government schools is crucial for India’s social and economic development,” said Brinda Poornapragna, Chief Executive Officer at eVidyaloka Trust. “We are elated to have partnered with Signify on this project to make a difference in Karnataka government schools. Through this collaboration for the Jagmag Pathshala Project, we have not only enhanced the learning environment but also empowered the children of rural India.

Our CSR strategy and initiatives resonate with our brand purpose which is to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We are proud to have partnered with eVidyaloka Trust on this project. At Signify, our commitment to ‘lighting up lives‘ extends to illuminating young minds, and together, we have made a significant imprint on the educational landscape in Karnataka,” said Nikhil Gupta, Head of Marketing, Strategy, Govt. Affairs & CSR – Signify, Greater India.

Key project activities included need assessment, school selection, and upgrading the essential electrical equipment. This included the installation of fans, lights, batteries, inverters, and improved classroom wiring. Training programs were conducted to ensure the optimal performance and maintenance of these systems in the long run.

The project’s inauguration ceremony, recently held at GHPS Vimanapura School, was attended by the headmasters from beneficiary schools who participated virtually, demonstrating their support and appreciation for the initiative.

The Jagmag Pathshala Project is a testament to the power of collaboration in creating positive change in education. By providing a conducive learning environment, the project aims to empower rural children and contribute to India’s social and economic development.

About eVidyaloka Trust

eVidyaloka is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming the educational landscape of rural India. Registered under the Trusts Act, the organization creates digital classrooms for children in remote rural government schools, with the support of local communities and Volunteer Teachers from across the globe. With standardized lesson plans and teaching aids for a consistent learning experience, the children from government schools receive quality education for a promising & rewarding future.

About Signify

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in our operations in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page. 

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