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21 Sep 2005
Rajasthan Government signs MOU

The scope of Rajasthan Government's Memorandum of Understanding with Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd has now been extended to cover three districts. Now, sixteen HiWEL Learning Station sites will be setup in the districts of Dholpur, Jhalawar and Tonk.

In the district of Jhalawar in Rajasthan, children of select upper primary schools will soon experience a new way to learn. The Rajasthan State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd. (HiWEL) in New Delhi on 21st September 2005 for a project to set up and operate Learning Stations in Jhalawar. The three-year project, which improves outcomes of elementary education, is part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

Mr. Mathew and Mr. Chakrabarti shaking hands after the signing of the MOU
The MOU was signed by Mr. C. K. Mathew, Principal Secretary, School Education, Rajasthan and Manas Chakrabarti, Head, HiWEL Also present on the occasion were Ms. Amarjeet Kaur Ahuja, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of Rajasthan and Vijay K. Thadani, CEO, NIIT Ltd. The project is part of Rajasthan Education Initiative (REI), an umbrella initiative designed to give a major thrust to school education.

According to Mr. Mathew, the Rajasthan Government has sent proposals to the Central Government to include four more districts under the programme in the next phase.

These Learning Stations will not be HIWEL’s first in Rajasthan. HiWEL has three existing Learning Stations in the Jaisalmer district.

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Final discussions before the signing of the MOU

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