SBI Officers’ Association Educational Trust
As part of its non-bargaining activity, the SBIOA (Chennai Circle) sponsored the State Bank Of India Officers’ Association Educational Trust in the year 1978 and was inaugurated on 6th June 1979 to synchronies with International Year of the Child. The SBIOA Educational Trust was resisted as a Society under Societies Registration Act, to establish and manage educational institutions for the benefit of the members, children as well as deserving students irrespective of caste, colour or creed. The first project of the SBIOA Educational Trust is the school which was started in June 1979 at Anna Nagar Western Extension, Chennai in a compact area of 6.2 acres and at the same time i.e., 1979 the Trust has taken over the primary school in Madurai for developing it into a High School.
At present, the trust runs three schools at Chennai and one each at Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and Kochi. Two schools at Chennai and the schools at Coimbatore , Tiruchirapalli and Madurai and affiliated to the Matriculation Board of Government of Tamilnadu and others with Central Board Of Secondary Education, New Delhi. At present there are about 30,000 children studying in all seven schools. Also, the trust has provided employment opportunity to nearly 1500 teaching and non-teaching staff in all seven schools. All the schools under the Management of the trust are run efficiently providing cent percent results in Public Examination year after year. In order to ensure continuous professional development of our teachers, the trust has an academy viz. SBIOA Higher Academy of Research and Professional Enhancement (SHARPEN)