KOLKATA: ATC India, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation that provides tower facilities to cellular firms in India, launched its integrated HiWEL (Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd) learning stations and solar and sanitation CSR project in Mahisamari Netromohan FP School in South 24-Parganas, West Bengal.
Speaking at the event, South 24-Parganas village board secretary Pravas Mandal said, “ATC has come up with a very innovative way to serve the society through CSR. In our village, it is for the first time any company has set up Solar/Hiwel stations and sanitation project.”
Two other HiWEL learning stations, solar and sanitation CSR projects were inaugurated in Kishore Nagar Sabitri Bidyatan, Pathar Pratima and Dhabalat Abaitanik Prathamik Bidyalay in Sagar. The company has also launched a Hiwel learning and sanitation project in Sanka Primary School in Hooghly.
As part of its CSR project, ATC India has installed fans, bore wells and water pumps to provide students relief from the blistering heat of the summers, and access to clean drinking water.
It has partnered with HiWEL & NIIT foundation to provide access to computer-based learning to underprivileged children through e-learning kiosks at community/government run schools and e-learning kiosks at ATC tower sites.