Burman Hospitality to Empower Early Childhood Education
The master franchisee of Taco Bell in India, Burman Hospitality Private Limited (BHPL), believes in giving back to society and supporting early childhood education. BHPL has partnered with Sesame Workshop India, an educational non-profit dedicated to meeting the early developmental needs of young children, to empower Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Uttar Pradesh through its programme “Learn. Play. Grow.”
Burman Hospitality Private Limited’s (BHPL) funding will help Sesame Workshop India boost early childhood education in 1,000 Anganwadi Centers in Uttar Pradesh, taking a step toward providing young children with excellent and accessible early learning. The programme, which presently serves 1.5 lakh children in seven states, will expand to include an additional 35,000 youngsters aged five to seventeen.
The intervention will provide a comprehensive programme for children’s cognitive, physical, and motor development, as well as their socio-emotional development and the development of communication, early language, literacy, and numeracy. By the age of six, children will have developed school preparation skills and will be ready to enter formal school. Furthermore, via trainings provided as part of the “Learn. Play. Grow” programme, 1000 Anganwadi workers will get a greater knowledge of Early Childhood Education ideas and the importance of fundamental learning.
Anganwadi workers, children, and caregivers will receive educational content that is aligned with the state’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) curriculum framework and covers whole child curriculum domains like language and literacy, cognition, physical well-being, and social and emotional wellbeing.
“I have had the honor of sitting on Sesame Workshop India’s Advisory Board and have seen first-hand the outstanding job they are doing in India,” said Gaurav Burman, Director, Burman Hospitality, Taco Bell’s Master Franchise Partner in India. We at BHPL are thrilled to be able to offer this commitment, and we hope that it will be the start of a long-term engagement in which we can continue to support Sesame Workshop India as they expand their activities. We are passionate about what we do at BHPL.
“Amidst the epidemic, children have been gravely harmed by the lack of access to education, opportunity to play, development, and so much more,” Sonali Khan, Managing Trustee, Sesame Workshop India Trust, remarked in response to BHPL’s funding and support. Burman Hospitality has committed to supporting our Learn. Play. Grow programme in Uttar Pradesh, which will help 35,000 young children become smarter, stronger, and kinder.
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