GOODEARTH EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Foundation set up by the Eicher Group of companies to implement its mission: "To educate India's children with a special emphasis on the girl child starting with primary education for the rural poor."
This mission statement emerged from the deep desire among Founder members of the company to contribute to efforts in the field of education, which they believe is a key area for facilitating change and progress in India.
The work of the Foundation has, as its focus, interventions for improvement in quality of education initially in the government primary schools in rural areas.
Work started in 1996 by providing support to an initiative based in Rai Bareilly district in U.P. This project covered 63 schools and has Goodearth Education Foundation benefited about 15,000 children over a period of 4 years. In 1998, further efforts were initiated in Thane district (Maharashtra), Alwar district (Rajasthan) and Solan district (Himachal Pradesh) where in the first phase we are covering a total of approximately 90 schools and 9,000 children.