"School sanitation is very critical to Swachh Bharat (Clean India) for many reasons," Mr Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry, told The Straits Times. "We want to make sure kids practise safe hygiene and use toilets. Apart from that, they influence their parents. They are the change agents."
He added that private corporations are contributing in different ways. "Many are also working on their own or working directly with state governments," he said.
From Dawn Dish Soap's powerful wildlife rescue campaign to Vaseline's "Healing Project," sometimes problems that have plagued communities or our environment can be solved with everyday products. But it's up to companies to think outside the box to envision how their products or services can appropriately lend a helping hand.
Student focus groups drive ideation for The Clubhouse
GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The Clubhouse, the new K-5 meal program created by Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, was developed using a custom-designed focus group process with students across the country. The Clubhouse program will launch in 400 schools for the beginning of the next school year.
From Kelly Clarkson's first audition to Trent Harmon's big win this spring, we can all point to an American Idol moment that made us dream a little bigger. For fifteen years, thousands of people took that risk, following their passion for music to the Idol stage -- and a determined few changed their lives forever. Ask many of the Idols who gave them the confidence to reach for the top, and they'll say it was their school music teacher.
School children and educators learn about healthy eating from the ground up
GAITHERSBURG, Md. May 26, 2016 — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, is participating in a school garden-based learning program through its Sodexo-Jackmont partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The District Grown Gardens Initiative expands the taste for healthy locally grown produce and knowledge about food origins while creating a community that values healthy eating.
Discovering Healthy Foods Through Garden-Based Learning
Vote for your favorite in Sodexo’s 2016 Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge on SodexoUSA.com
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, believes that starting the day with breakfast is crucial to student well-being and performance. But every parent knows that finding nutritious options that kids will actually eat can be hard—so Sodexo consults with next-gen culinary experts.
Since the launch of its corporate sustainability program in 2007, 21st Century Fox has consistently made Earth Day a focal point of its yearly calendar, regularly extending its celebration into a full month of activities engaging colleagues around the world. From the FOX network's annual "Green It. Mean It." PSA campaign, now in its ninth year, to a long tradition of spring volunteer events, 21CF's global colleagues embrace Earth Day as a time to take action in their own lives to better the environment, as well as inspire others to care about the planet.
Since 2010, the U.S. K-12 edtech industry has seen a boom of venture investing in education technology. EdSurge has been “following the money” behind venture investments in U.S. K-12 edtech companies to understand the dollars--and their implications. Those investments are redefining the tools and curriculum available to schools, and will have an effect on teaching and learning -- eventually. Measurable “exits” and demonstrated outcomes for schools have been scarce so far. But here’s what we’re seeing:
To commemorate the series finale of FOX's groundbreaking reality series "American Idol," 21CF and the Give a Note Foundation announced a new wave of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States. The company has worked with Give a Note since 2011, donating more than $1 million to nearly 90 schools in that time.