June 14, 2019 – Government schools in India reportedly lack holistic development of children in terms of education, due to insufficient funds and resources. Thus, leading to a great divide between the government schools and private schools in the country. With a determination to erase this divide between government and private schools in the country, Faber Castell, India joins hands with Simple Education Foundation on their project ‘Simple Schools’ , an initiative that focuses on an innovative school transformation model that is being implemented in various government schools in North India. With a proven record of impacting more than 1200 students and 100 teachers and over 400 parents, the Project is designed to provide children with a comprehensive learning experience that augments their interest in learning and gives an impetus to academic excellence and leadership in these schools.

Speaking on this association, Mr. Partho Chakrabarti, MD, Faber Castell, India expressed “We’re delighted to partner with an organization like Simple Education Foundation, which has been changing the face of education in government schools, since 2013 in North India. Their noble mission to provide access to quality education to children and to prepare them for a dynamic and connected 21st century world are what touched us. In an instant we were able to resonate with their objectives of making learning experience for the children innovative, joyful, informative and sustainable, while ensuring equal opportunity and are therefore looking at an everlasting relationship with SEF.”

“We’re really excited to have Faber Castell, India as our resource partner. We see great alignment in the commitment to quality learning we aspire to give to all our children studying in government schools. We look forward to deepening our partnership with them and collaborating together to give diverse learning opportunities to our children.” – Mainak Roy, Co-Founder & CEO of Simple Education Foundation

About Faber Castell:
Faber-Castell is the oldest and largest manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, as well as the world’s leading supplier for high-quality products for writing, drawing and creative design Since 1993, the Graf von Faber-Castell luxury brand has been applying traditional craftsmanship and sophisticated design to ever new design and cooperation ideas Faber-Castell has production sites in nine countries, sales companies in 23 countries and sales agents in over 120 countries. With over 7,500 employees the company most recently generated annual sales of around EUR 630 million. The 15/16 financial year was the most successful in the company’s history, and this trend continued in the recently closed 16/17 business year.

About Simple Education Foundation:
Simple Education Foundation (SEF) is a not-for-profit organization based out of Delhi. It was founded in 2013, with this belief that every child deserves equal access to quality education, regardless of their social and economic backgrounds. Our vision is to empower ALL children to build a better tomorrow. Hence, our mission is to transform teaching and learning practices inside India’s government schools. Currently, we do this by implementing a 'Whole School Transformation' model, which is designed to empower all key stakeholders to lead the change they envision for their school communities.

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