The honourable Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik launched the Mo School campaign on November 14, 2017 -- Children’s Day -- in response to philanthropic interest from alumni of Odisha schools residing in India and abroad to give back to their alma mater.
Mo School is brilliant platform for people to connect, collaborate and contribute to revamping the government and government-aided schools in Odisha. Mo School is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country -- a citizen-government partnership in which the former leads in designing the programme, defining its goals and directing its implementation, while the government provides operational and financial support to the programme.
Funds for the implementation of the Mo School Abhiyan come primarily from two sources - contributions from Donors, and twice the amount (2x) of each such contribution provided from an initial dedicated fund of Hundred Crore Rupees created for the purpose by the government. Donors make contributions in terms of money, materials and/or services.
Mo School serves as a catalyst for connecting alumni (and others), alumni associations, teachers and communities through a collaborative partnership to improve the school infrastructure, interact, volunteer, contribute, collaborate, mentor, nurture talent in academics, sports, culture, art, science, technology and entrepreneurship.