SanEduSkill (SES)- Sanitation, Education and Skill Development

Preventing School dropouts by constructing toilets and nurturing a skill development program for improving livelihood of tribals

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Organization name

Mahatma Education Society

Year founded

1970

Initiative stage

  • Scaling (the solution has passed the previous stages and is growing its impact on a regional or global scale)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City

Mumbai

Location(s) of impact

India: Waravne, Taluka Pen, Raigad District, Maharashtra India: Rasayani, Raigad District, Maharashtra

Website

http://mes.ac.in/community-service/

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

The rate of school dropouts in India is reported at an alarming 50% before completing the mandatory 8 years of education due to reasons including poverty, child labour, and lack of interest. The current project highlights significance of socially repressed issues of open defecation and menses due to lack of toilets in a tribal area. These school dropouts belonging to a rural area in India exhibit poor literacy skills leading to unemployment and overall lower quality of life.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

We initiated a pilot project in a rural area of Raigad, Maharashtra (India) to address the lack of sanitation facilities in a tribal school. The completion of a vast survey of school dropouts indicated that lack of sanitation facilities was the primary reason behind dropouts, especially for girls at the onset of their menses. Therefore, 20 gender segregated functional toilets and bathrooms were constructed as a measure to reduce school dropouts. Additionally it was found that these dropped out children had not picked up even the basic literacy skills as far as grade 8 (~ 13 years old). A batch of undergraduate students were selected to assist the dropout children to augment their literacy and numeracy skills at par with the urban students. Further, we developed a central facility for imparting vocational skills including plumbing, electrical wiring, computer hardware & beauty culture for these students leading to higher employability and entrepreneurial qualities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

The SanEduSkill project has impacted approximately 450 families in a tribal village located in the district of Raigad (Maharashtra, India). Our initiative has reduced open defecation and provided toilets and bathrooms to 100% of the students, wherein most of their families have no sanitation facilities in their homes. This has reduced the number of instances of illnesses for girls. The skill development program was initiated with a 30% reservation for women. During the skill development, the first two months included training on communication in English language. The previous two batches (2015 & 16) passed out with an average class enrolment of 100 students per year. These tribal students who have graduated with a certificate course are now employed locally or have started an independent business. Our initiative was recently recognized and approved by the government of India.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

The SanEduSkill (SES) project is financed by the surplus generated by the Mahatma International School (New Panvel). The financial contribution for 2014 to 2017 was 72%, 77%, 96% and 79% respectively of the surplus generated at our international school facility. Additionally, the government of India has contributed 2% to our program in the current year. This project is implemented as a continuous effort for construction of toilets and provision of free skill development program for tribal children in a rural area of Raigad district, Maharashtra. A central facility providing free skill development courses is already created, but we need additional resources for building more toilets and reaching out to other tribal schools in the vicinity.

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Previous projects have encouraged student enrollment by offering free food and clothing. However, none have investigated the reasons behind dropouts, especially girls. On reaching out to students and their parents, we successfully addressed the socially repressed issues of menses and open defecation. We have brought education as a second chance via free skill development for dropouts to alleviate poverty and assist the future generations come out of this vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

India has the highest number of people living below poverty line (World Bank). After researching we found illiteracy as a major cause, which motivated us to survey the local urban and rural areas where lack of toilet facilities was witnessed as a significant reason for dropping out of school. Especially, a lower literacy for women revealed dropouts at the onset of menses, often a traditionally repressed family issue in India. We could hardly comprehend that menses could lead to illiteracy. This encouraged us to initiate construction of gender segregated toilets for tribal students. Our "Ahaa" moment struck when we started seeing girls returning to school after having access to sanitation. Further, these children who completed school were provided with free skill development courses leading to employability and improvement in the overall quality of life for a rural population in India.

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Evaluation results

423 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 76.5%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 20%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 2.9%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 0.7%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 70.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 23.8%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 5%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 1%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 76.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 20.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 3.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 100%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 35.5%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 5.9%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 1.4%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0.7%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0.3%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 77.9%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 16.5%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 4.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 1.2%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 76.2%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 20%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 3.6%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0.2%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 77.1%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 18.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 4%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0.5%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

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This is empowering India ... going to the grass roots making a change by delivering knowledge ... knowing what is required and doing what is required ...simply initiative that will make a change in years to come

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Great Initiative and excellent work towards the society .

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Commendable efforts by MES...Only Education will help the society move towards development.Truly inspiring!!

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Idea is really promising. Wish you all the Best.

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A great initiative and excellent work done for the benefit of the larger society.

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Great initiative! MES has been always very much concerned about social issues.

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Outstanding initiative!!!
Proud to be a member of MES.

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Great initiative for bringing positive change

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Noble and inspiring initiative !!!

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Great initiative taken by MES. SanEduSkill (SES)- Sanitation, Education and Skill Development 

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Great work..pretty commendable..

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Great work Mes.Helping rural people & students

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Great initiative !!

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VERY NICE I LOVE MES's WORK THE COMMUNITY

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MES

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Great initiative !!
MES

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Great initiative. Really Appreciable.

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Respect

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Great idea and initiative!

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Great work mes

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Good going.....keep it up

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Great initiative

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Great initiative towards development of society.

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I would say - Brilliant thought and great initiative taken by MES for the society.
A Noble Work !

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Great job done by the institution. Such an inspiration!

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Great initiative

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Truly inspiring and promising initiative MES.

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Great work

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Excellent work. It will really make a difference.

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Amazing thought.... Great initiative....

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Great effort by MES

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Great initiative and contribution by MES towards society.

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Great initiative

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This idea is really awesome.


MES

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Great initiative

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Great work

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Mes keep doing the great work.

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Great initiative.

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Great initiative towards development of society.

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Excellent contribution done by MES towards society.

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Great efforts MES.

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Good initiative

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great step MES,would love to be a part of it.

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Speechless...Your work is amazing.

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MES GREAT INITIATIVE

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Proud to be a part of MES, keep it up, all the best!

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Amazing work! Keep Going MES.

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Nic idea

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Excellent contribution done by MES towards society.

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Great Initiative by MES

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Way to Save God gift -Nature and Special appreaciations for MES

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A brilliant idea wonderfully executed for the betterment of the society.

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Wonderful idea and great initiative taken by Mahatma Education Society team for betterment of rural development!!!!

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Kudos to MES for their contribution in uplifting the poor and needy.

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Great effort. MES always leads by example to inspire everyone

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India needs projects like these to come up all over the country. Great work

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Keep up the good work. And please let me know if I can get involved.

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Awesome idea

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Nice

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good initiative

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better initiative

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good initiative in our society.

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good initiative

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Wonderful idea and great initiative taken by MES team for betterment of rural development. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put in.
Your efforts are truly appreciated.

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good university

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better university

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its a very good initiative taken by changemaker to do some change ahead...

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good initiative

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It is an immensely commendable initiative.

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Great idea...Great initiative by MES!!!!

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Nice idea

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Good idea

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Excellent contribution done by MES towards society. Really inspiring effort..I want to be a part of this initiative.

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Noble initiative..

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Such a great idea

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Very good initiative... would like to be a part of this.

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Speechless...Your work is amazing. Congratulations, good luck and go ahead.

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Thank you so much, Mouhamadou. We would also like to wish you the very best!!

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thank you. Good luck.

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This is really great initiative taken by MES. Much needed step for rural development and huge support for those people !

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Extremely thoughtful. Good work. The positive change this initiative has brought to the community is commendable.

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Great initiative !!

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Really great Initiative MES !! Helpful hand for the rural people.

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Very Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Excellent work mes

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Keep up the good work...

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Very Goodd...!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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very nice

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awesome!!!!!!!!!

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Really inspiring effort..

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It is a great initiative taken up. I wish all the good luck to the team in taking it higher and higher...

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great work.....

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very good

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great initiative

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Wonder full idea.Great job done by the institution. Wish all the best for future endeavors also.

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Heartiest congratulations! for the initiative and for implementing an excellent idea that is the need of the hour.

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very promising..

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Awesome!!!!!

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Very Good

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very good initiative :)

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Great initiative :)

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Excellent work.Great and noble initiative by an institution. Really inspiring effort..

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great initiative :)

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very good initiative..

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This initiative is very good , it is very helpful to society it impact school & students.

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Good Initiative

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Very good initiative... I will bring down the dropout rate...

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Great initiative, Keep up the good work.

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Good initiative

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Excellent job

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Keep going mes.great job

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This project addresses a fundamental issue. Hearty congratulations to MES for taking up a very important issue. I strongly feel governance should be such that the necessity for such initiatives should not arise. 

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Keep doing the great job

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Mes keep doing the great job

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Good initiative by MES

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Great initiative mes

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Very Good Initiative. I am very proud to be associated with MES.

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Great job mes

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Good initiative.
MES rocks

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Great initiative. Well done!

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Mes great job,bringing a change

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This is social work which is needed in society. Mahatma Education Society is devoted for social cause.
Thanks

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Great Idea... Great initiative!!!!!

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Very good initiative ; much needed in rural Inda.

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Great initiative. well done!!

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This is a really great initiative by MES.

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Commendable efforts taken in the field of education and progress. Keep up the hard work, the nation needs such committed efforts for the purpose of a systematic progress.

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Good job.

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MES can change our society and I really loved there work , what there are doing for our society good work MES keep it up

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Good job done. Quite appreciable.

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Great initiative, wishing all the best

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MES is doing a great job.

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This idea is good initiative

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If people understand this is a collective problem to be solved by collective behavior, we can then think of ways to scale up.

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Kudos to everyone who put this idea together

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All the Best :)

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a very great initiative wishing all the best

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Good innitiative

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Rural Indian has been neglected long enough. You need to applaud organizations like MES who are trying to make a change in the status quo.

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good efforts in empowering rural people n giving them better perspective in life.
Helping their hygiene and sanitary issues. Providing them free education and improving their lifestyle.

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Truly inspiring work being done in India.

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Looks very promising, specially for women empowerment......

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absolute 100 percent.w
Great work.

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Fantastic Initiative.

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This idea is good initiative for encouraging students for there future and ultimately for development of our nation.Good work bt MES.

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We prevent the rural school girls from dropout. We train them in our Hardware and Software Training Institute at free of Cost. After that they get the good job in Industry.
In this way, we help them to make their career.

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great initiative is taken for the people leaving in rural areas and specially for the young girls

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Good initiative and great work.

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MES has done good work.

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This is actually a good initiative .It will be beneficial to the students especially girls in the rural areas and helping them to build their future.

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It's a nice initiative. Definitely it will be helpful for students. It will create awareness and interest in them for studying.

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This is an excellent Project especially for girls.Now children can go to schools without worrying about toilets and they can get good education in the schools

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Excellent project ...

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its a very great idea....keep it up and provide to all childrens

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i think its a good idea to provide such facilities. I would like to contribute in such ideas.

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its really a wonderful initative taken up for good cause and welfare of the people. i would like applaud and hand a helping hand towards this hard working and dedicated team which works continously round the clock for the betterment of the society..

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It is really good.

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its great effort towards the trible group by MES and can be scaled up in future.

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It is a good initiative and great efforts by towards tribal group by MES.

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its good initiative . nowadays its requirement for girls to learn n earn. so i support for this... n all the very best .......

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its very good concept.Great initiative taken.. This is very helpful for the tribal people

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This idea seems really exciting...Great initiative taken.. This is very helpful for the tribal people.

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Its very helpful and very good initiative taken.This is very helpful for making people independent.

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Its a good initiative.

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very nice work..keep it up

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Its good that educational institutes coming forward with this great initiative. I would like to be a part of this.

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Its a good initial step taken to provide a healthy and clean environment to children at school.

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its very good starting point and very helpful to children

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Its very helpful and very good initiative taken. This kind of initiative should be taken because it is the need of every individual's hygiene and education especially for girls.

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Great social cause initiative for socially backward peoples

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this is very helpfull to get basic needs and education specially for girl child, and want to be followed in different district for better healthcare and live healthy lyf.......

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good initiative.

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Great initiative for rural development

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Really a great initiative, giving out contribution for rural society to overcome one of the major reason for tribal girls particularly to leave the school life at early stage. Good luck and keep doing such great things.

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Nice initiative taken by MES.

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Good initiative.

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This initiative is very good and creative...all the best

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Good initiative by MES.

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Nice work by MES.............

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This is the best initiative in the well being of the poor people in the rural areas. Great Job !

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Excellent work.Great and noble initiative by an institution. Really inspiring effort..

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This is really a good initiative.

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Good initiative .

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Photo of Nilam Adsul

Excellent work and I would like to be a part of this initiative

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I am a dropout and I also want to do this. how to do?

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Photo of Samir Vinchurkar

Thank you, wish you the best

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Please come and join the Skill Development program which is free at Rasayani

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my computer knowledge incresed in this program

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Thank you, wish you the best

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Photo of Akshada

commuication became better, general knowledge also improved and got job

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Thank you, wish you the best

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improveent in my skills

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Thank you, wish you the best

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We could learn computers because of this programme, thank you

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Thank you, wish you the best

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very good and helpful for students like me

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Thank you, wish you the best

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This helped me in the current job market. very thankful

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Thank you, wish you the best

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I have experienced significant improvement in my computer skills from this initiative

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Thank you,

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Photo of Deepank Jadhav

Most importantly, This has helped me get a job in my life

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Thank you, Deepank

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Photo of Munawira K Pillai

This initiative has provided a tangible impact on the lives of tribal students of the raigad district. The outlook of students towards school life has changed due to the improvement in infrastructure.

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We were jobless and this initiative has helped us become independent

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Thank you, Yamuna.

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Great initiative by an institution ,real good work

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Thank you, Valsala

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Great and noble initiative by an institution. Really inspiring effort....

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Thank you, Sunita

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Photo of Kavita baddi

Nice initiative and great step in fulfilling our commitments towards society.

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Thank you,

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An motivational effort by the institution in eradicating sanitation issues in rural India.

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Thank you, Jennie

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Inspiring effort... Keep the good work going...

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Thank you

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Great initiative by an institution

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Thank you

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Great job done by the institution. Such an inspiration!

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Thank you, Alpana

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Photo of Satish Sheramkar

I am a secondary teacher in this tribal school. This is an innovative initiative to save future of these tribal children.

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Photo of Samir Vinchurkar

Thank you, sir. Best wishes to you, your team members and the kids in school. Hope they like school now :)

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As a principal of this tribal school, I wish every tribal school in the country could do this!! My students will be indebted for avoiding dropout and continuing with their education. I can't think of words which can describe the students feelings and gratitude. Bravo!!

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Thank you sir, We hope to help the other schools also depending on the funding we receive. Hope all kids are happy now :)

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I think this is a good step and should go forward with it. We are there

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Thank you, Ryan; we'll definitely need your support!

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Its really amazing idea..

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Thank you, Arjun

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It's very good idea for future development of our country.

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Thank you, Swapnil

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It's great idea sir we need this kind of effort for our country sir

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Thank you

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Sanitation is a right, not a privilege. I’m eager to see this project drive school attendance boosting employment and growth

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Thank you, Vikram

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Congratulations to the team ! This is a great initiative and a lot of hard work has gone into it. The tenets if sanitation, empowerment and sustained education are essential to augmenting rural literacy. Keep up the great work.

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Thank you, Ruby

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A great project especially the skill development one. It will go a long way in creating young entrepreneurs who would otherwise just be termed as dropouts in the system

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Thank you, Jeremy

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nice work done by educational institute.best of luck.keep it up.

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Thank you

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Such a noble initiative! While most of us get along with our busy lives thinking of none other than ourselves, it is heartening to know that such people and organizations still exist, who take notice of the challenges the underprivileged face with access to basic human necessities like education and sanitation. I wish the MES team the best for taking this initiative to other schools and districts, and hope other institutions also follow their lead.

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Thank you for the kind words, Sheldon!

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Great work by an educational institute. Keep it up.

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Thank you, Saibal

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Congratulations team! Keep up the great initiative! Cheers!

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Thank you, Gaurav

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Great Initiative! All the best. Hope to see a change.

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Thank you, Sharon

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Outstanding project for the rural communities. Good luck.  Anne Nazareth, Canada

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Thank you, Anne

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This is a great project, a must need for rural population
All the best

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Thank you, Salim

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Photo of Alistair Lee

Sounds like a good project. Health and sanitation facilities especially for the rural population of India is the need of the hour. All the best!

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Thank you, Alistair

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Inspiring move...It addresses the problem in a feasible way.A model to be replicated ..

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Thank you, Resmy

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Amazing initiative. Tackles the core issue and not superficial problems. Keep up the good work.

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Thank you, Anand

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Looking great! Keep up the good work! All the best!

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Thank you, Aditi

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Excellent! It's a simple solution to a larger social problem. This initiative has the potential to help young people from the tribal communities to gain education and employment, and work towards a better future for themselves. All the best!

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Thank you, Neha

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Great initiative. With a country that has it's wealth in its youth, education goes a long way in ensuring the youth are ready to lead India towards a brighter future. At the same.time it's important for our education to be inclusive, and not have drop-outs due to lack of fundamental amenities.

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Thank you for the kind words

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Great initiative... Will go a long way in helping reduce dropout rates in schools as well as improving sanitation and heath especially for girls in rural India

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Thanks

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Excellent Initiative...... Small Steps for Big Changes.

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thanks

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Photo of Swarna Dev

Wonderful idea. Creating a dynamic community of like-minded, change seeking yet willing to work in that direction; people.

This will not only motivate each of us but bring about a big wave of change. Kudos!!!

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Thanks you so much!!

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what a great way of encouraging community participation as a sense of ownership and problem solving.

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Thanks, well written!!

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It's wonderful activity done by MES. Really appreciable.

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Thank you, sir

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A commendable resolve by MES to spread literacy through teaching, skill development and construction of sanitary facilities, thus trudging ahead in its vision of an Edu-nation. Congratulations!

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Thank you, Santoshi

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Great initiative!

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Thank you, Avinash

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Wonderful efforts taken by Mahatma Education Society in developing rural community and taking initiative in creating young minds for this great country.

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Thanks you, Mamta

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Great and inspiring contribution towards health and sanitary management

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Thank you, Manisha

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Excellent initiative. ..by MES group, It will transform the life of people in rural areas

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thanks!

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Great work..!!���� I am student of phcet. Once while coming to college i see some primary government school which were in bad condition.at other end there is our college with full of basic needs. I am feeling Happy that sir notice condition of other school in raigad locality. And improve it.

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thanks, Sagar

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i liked this idea a lot and want it to be continued and expand to benefit more people

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Excellent.

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thanks

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Dear Team MES, congratulations for implementing a Creating Shared Value (CSV) concept of Harvard's business school. I proud of having my child studying in a institute which not only teach but implement this concept in reality.
Sunil Patil - Executive Director - Bizness Wings

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Thank you, Sunil. We hope your child loves being here and wish him the best!

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Dear Team MES, congratulations for implementing a Creating Shared Value (CSV) concept of Harvard's business school. I proud of having my child studying in a institute which not only teach but implement this concept in reality.

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Photo of Samir Vinchurkar

thank you so much!

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Photo of Sukanya Vinchurkar

Geeat idea

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thanks dear

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Excellent

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thanks

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good work.

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Great initiative towards development of society.

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thank you, Shruti

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Excellent initiative sir !

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thank you, Keshav

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It's a great initiative. Congratulations.

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thank you

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Excellent Work Sir.

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thanks Suraj

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Photo of Sanobar Shaikh

Remarkable and appreciable step....congratulations.... it will definitely going to improve the rural growth.it s major step towards uplifting underprivileged people of India.....keep going...

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thanks, Sanobar!

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Excellent

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thanks, saurabh

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A great initiative by MES group.

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thank you!