Social startup Muskaan Dreams raises Rs 1.5 Crore funding from Vedanta Group

Muskaan Dreams, a youth-driven non-profit social startup, has actually raised Rs 1.5 crore from Hindustan Zinc Limited, part of the Vedanta Group. Muskaan Dreams was begun in 2014 by social entrepreneur Abhishek Dubey( 24 ), and is presently running in three cities of Madhya Pradesh - namely Gwalior, Bhopal and Indore.

Muskaan founder Abhishek Dubey (center) with employee

The funds raised will be used to change 100 rural government schools in MP into digital learning spaces. This will develop a significant impact on 15,000 rural students, 300 Teachers and 100 villages across Madhya Pradesh. The initiative will also assist trainees in better understanding of subjects specifically Mathematics, Science, and English, with the assistance of audio-visual material and web, states Abhishek.On raising funds and future plans, Abhishek Dubey, Founder and CEO, and Rishi Raj (Programme Director) Muskaan Dreams said,

"We would like to thank Hindustan Zinc Limited, CEO Sunil Duggal, and Neelima Khetan (Head - CSR, Vedanta) for this fantastic stride taken for a better India, as it will assist Muskaan Dreams to take the initiative to the next level. We constantly wished to support and commit our life serving the kids from backwoods from a really early age. I believe that education in the rural sector need to be promoted as it has a more considerable role to play in the development of the country.Abhishek started teaching and mentoring

70 kids on the weekends in the orphanages of Gwalior with 20 volunteers, before he founded Muskaan Dream Creative Foundation.In the last 4 years, Muskaan Dreams has connected to over 5,000

trainees in rural India through various efforts. It is aiming to fix the problem of inadequate instructors in rural government schools through e-learning(self-learning)classroom for the trainees, so that students can quickly find out anything associated to their subjects through virtual class through the Web. The social startup uses LED screens in order to guarantee sustainability, and quickly usable design for students. Volunteers of Muskaan Dreams has actually won seven youth-driven awards, recognised by various organisations, federal governments, political leaders and institutions.Talking about the effort, Sunil

Duggal, CEO of HZL, stated: Hindustan Zinc has a strong focus towards uplifting the communities. A school is a foundation of any student's life to cultivate healthy thought procedure and groom intellectual abilities

. With an objective to supply quality education, this effort is a platform to empower rural trainees to pursue their dream and more contribute to nation-building. Neelima Khetan(Head- CSR, HZL, and Vedanta)even more included that,"We think that access to good education can be the fulcrum to alter the world. We see a lot of hope in organisations like Muskaan Dreams, established by young and enthusiastic individuals, and wish them the best in this undertaking. "Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Business, is India's only and one of the world's biggest incorporated manufacturers of Zinc, Lead and Silver. Locateded in Udaipur, Rajasthan, where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes, Hindustan Zinc governs about 85 percent of growing Zinc market in India, and produces practically 100 percent of India's integrated Silver.