This year, the students of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras have chosen education as the theme for their cultural festival — Saarang.
Ahead of the event, they have launched LEAP- learning and education accessibility project, a campaign for reaching out to government school students.
As part of the campaign, IIT-M students have distributed 1,600 notebooks made from recycled paper to students of a government school in Korattur.
Donation boxes are placed in schools across the city and student teams have been interacting with students in these schools. Book donation campaigns will be organised as part of the initiative on the IIT-M campus and in select places across the city. It will also include a drive to collect recyclable paper.
Aniket Kamthe, core of sponsorship and PR, Saarang 2019, said students had organised guest lectures by activists, scholars and social entrepreneurs to create awareness about the cause. NGOs roped in for the initiative will organise creative, learning-oriented activities for schoolchildren.
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