The Company has since 2014-15 identified schools especially in Vellore and Gingee Taluk and has supported for the infrastructure of those schools especially relating to sanitation, access to water and good class room conditions.
During the year the Company contributed to infrastructure facilities for a Panchayat Union Middle School in the Sinthakanavi village of Pernambet block of Vellore District through World Vision as part of Project Pragathi. The contribution was predominantly towards for renovation of existing toilets for boys and girls, providing underground Water storage tank (Sump) with Motor & accessories, construction of compound walls to secure the school premises, provision of play equipment for children, and conducting sessions on awareness and behavioral change communication on sanitation and hygiene.
The project benefited approximately 120 boys and 80 girls belonging to socially vulnerable group.
The Company also contributed for the Anganwadi project of the World Vision. Contribution was towards providing storage bin, hand wash station, children play equipments and weighing scale to select 45 Anganwadi running under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Vallam and Melmalayanur blocks in Gingee Taluk, Villupuram District thereby benefitting approximately 3,000 children.
The Company extended its contribution to Vidya Sagar towards an endowment fund. The contribution in the form of endowment has ensured generation of certain fixed income to take care of their day-to-day operational expenses over a period of time.
The Company also supported the education of the differently abled by contribution to the High School project of Vidya Sagar by way of salary to therapists, special educator and prevocational trainers. The project helps in providing physiotherapy, speech and alternative and augmentative communication training to the disabled children and also help them to enroll into the National Institute of open schooling to write their 10th and 12th exams. It also helps the children with disability to acquire functional skills and life skills thereby enabling them to get opportunities to explore vocations.
The Company continued its contribution to Agastya International foundation by contribution to TechLaBike project for the second consecutive year.Under this project hands-on science sessions and multimedia sessions are conducted in the identified government schools by the instructor of the TechLaBike using models covering a wide range of topics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The project aims at providing access to practical, hands-on science education for economically disadvantaged government school children at Chitoor, Palamner and Tirupati and supplements government school system with experiential science learning.
During the year the Company has contributed to Concern India Foundation towards salary for teachers, professional psychological counsellor and purchase of computers in support of education to children from towards Educational programme for children from tribal communities in Uthramerur – Thiruvalluvar Gurukulam, Kancheepuram District. This project trains Children on computer skills and spoken english. This project not only supports for education to children from socially and economically backward communities but also provides training through social skills to lead a happy and healthy life. Through proper counselling the project aims to curtail dropout rates from schools amongst tribal children thus preventing child labor and child marriages.