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Sodexo prepares Premier Education Institutes in 15 states and 20 cities for the safe return of students to campus

Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], February 24 (ANI/NewsView): As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic finally shows signs of slowing down in India, students across the country are all set to resume full-time offline classes. After nearly two years of teaching online, almost everyone – from students to teachers and parents – will be happy to be back on campus – albeit in the era of the “new normal”. Cleanliness and safety will be the top priority for all involved. In such a scenario, services like EduCare by Sodexo, specifically organized to prepare education campuses for this “new normal”, will be of paramount importance.

Sodexo provides unparalleled catering, hospitality and on-campus care services to the education sector worldwide. Leveraging its large global footprint, Sodexo launched EduCare in 2020, as part of its educational services segment – ​​an India-centric first solution that prepares for post-COVID reopening with enhanced health and hygiene protocols scientifically proven. A comprehensive campus management solution, EduCare addresses all key touchpoints that ensure safety and peace of mind for all involved stakeholders. They prioritize safe travel to campus, checks at entry points, frequent disinfection and cleaning of restrooms and classrooms, and the provision of nutritious, fresh, and immunity-boosting foods on the campus. campus. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the education community, both financially and psychologically,” said Nitin Trikha, Country Head, Sodexo, Education Services Segment. “As we prepare for the resumption of offline education, in this new normal, it is important that all stakeholders have complete confidence and peace of mind. EduCare, our first comprehensive and highly organized program of industry, focused on health and wellness solutions is the ideal partner for educational institutions in this endeavour.By working together and leveraging Sodexo’s expertise, with its nuanced focus on preparing and planning, campuses across the country can be ready to resume operations in a way that will inspire a high level of confidence in schools, students and parents.”

Sodexo’s main goal has been to improve the quality of life on campus for students, teachers and campus communities and EduCARE will help reassure students, parents, faculty and staff about the protocols of hygiene and well-being in place. Some of the key protocols include safe journeys to reach campus, checks at entry points like temperature checks, mask discipline and contactless hand sanitizers. Classrooms and toilets are frequently cleaned and disinfected. Safety and hygiene are ensured in the corridors and play areas. The health and well-being of students staying in hostels is prioritized with fresh, nutritious and healthy food in the cafeterias, and special care is taken to ensure social distancing and contactless services. Refreshments are available as take-out solutions, vending machines and confectioneries, where payments can be made digitally. “Since we are a boarding school, Sodexo’s contribution has been instrumental in ensuring that the needs of our campus community are met throughout this harsh pandemic. Whether it’s delivering meals to homes during quarantine times or ensuring a hygienic cafeteria experience. Our students were especially grateful for how Sodexo staff managed to keep them well fed during their quarantine times. In addition, the Grab-n-go on campus has created many healthy snack options for students and faculty. We are grateful for the pleasant and hardworking staff at Sodexo every day! They truly make a valuable contribution to our university,” said Dr. Dale Taylor, principal of UWC Mahindra College, Pune.

“We were among the first campuses to open in the NCR region after the 1st and 2nd wave,” said Samiran Baral, Director of Finance and Administration, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon Campus. “With COVID positivity declining and everything reopening after the 3rd wave, students have returned to campus and Sodexo has played a pivotal role in ensuring each return is smooth and safe. The increased demands safety and hygiene in the wake of COVID-19 is a critical requirement for educational institutions. EduCare by Sodexo is the ideal solution for the most comprehensive campus care program. The Jain Heritage School of Bangalore was most concerned about the safety of staff and students when the school reopened on February 14, 2022. Archana Vishwanath, Principal of the school, said: “The planning and execution of the Sodexo team are at their best with all COVID safety SOPs and protocols in place, which builds the level of trust of our staff, teachers, parents and students.The Sodexo team’s assurance to our parents its reflected in the exceptional attendance of students on our campus.

The key to a rewarding campus experience is ensuring the physical and mental well-being of students. Colonel Ganesh Sharma, former CEO of Jain International Residential School, said, “We are pleased to have maintained a 20+ year partnership with Sodexo to support holistic student well-being through their integrated care management services. campus. wellness practices and food solutions, they broadly support campus to make #backtocampus effortless for students. From enhanced sanitization services to providing delicious, well-nourished meals and more. EduCARE by Sodexo, a comprehensive campus management solution helps us better prepare and reopen with confidence.” “The Sodexo team has been a strong pillar of support in the reopening of the Institute,” said Shri. H Satyanarayanan, Additional GM-Administration Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai “Sodexo Education Services has played a central role in ensuring that this return will be smooth and safe. Increased safety and hygiene requirements as a result of COVID-19 played a key role in determining who our partner should be and EduCare by Sodexo Education was the perfect fit, with the comprehensive solutions program they offered .”

“Back on campus, one of the biggest challenges was making students feel connected and supported. We know the best way to do that is FOOD, we couldn’t have done it. do without Sodexo. Thank you for all the delicious treats,” said Marci Carrel, Head of Primary School at American School of Bombay, Mumbai. “EduCARE by Sodexo has been an integral part of the reopening and smooth running of CV Raman Global University, ensuring the safe return of students to campus from a health and safety perspective. COVID,” said Dr Binita Panda, Registrar, CV Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar

Sodexo is proud to serve 4,600 iconic educational campuses in 42 countries with exceptional food, facilities and care services for over 50 years. In India, currently, they work with top schools and universities in 15 states and 20 cities serving more than 50 million healthy and nutritious meals each year to 100,000 students and 10,000 staff and faculty. Sodexo also manages 30 million square feet of facilities, including full maintenance of 10,000 hostel rooms on campus. This story is provided by NewsSee. ANI shall in no way be responsible for the content of this article. (ANI/NewsView)

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