Foundry India focus on educational opportunities for children from disadvantaged background

    Foundry India had been actively participating in community projects under its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) since 2015. The focus areas are education with a particular focus on girls’ education, healthcare, women empowerment and environment.

    Under the able guidance of Prasad Chavare - Vice President Foundry India and ASEAN, a cross functional team was formed to execute the CSR activities. Prasad himself is very passionate about community work and is personally involved in the project. Prasad commented:

    “We are a team of passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference in the communities in which we live.
    Through our small efforts, our organization will bring positive changes in the local communities.
    Particularly in this initiative, our organization is putting our best foot forward to provide educational opportunities with basic infrastructure for the children from less privilege backgrounds and encouraging their interests in science and technology at a young age.
    It is so satisfying to see smiles on these children’s faces – 45% of them being girls. We are looking forward with enthusiasm to our next project for the girls aged 18 to 19 years where we will encourage them to study in the technology field.”

    Foseco India has made available bunk beds and a toilet block at the Anand Ashram Primary School, Talegaon Dhamdhere (near to the Foseco India PU site). Children from rural and tribal areas of Maharashtra are studying in this school which has a boarding facility. Prasad Chavare, inaugurated the facilities as the academic year of the school was about to begin. He motivated the children to dream big, work hard and achieve their life goals. The school authorities expressed their gratitude as around 200 children will benefit from this facility.

    The Foseco CSR team accompanied Prasad Chavare to S. S. R. B. Gujar School, where science laboratories were constructed in 2015-16 and computer laboratory was donated to the school in 2021. The visit was made to get a first-hand information on the upkeep of the facilities. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, the visit to the school was postponed.

    Both the projects focus towards better education for the children from less privileged backgrounds.

    Some of the other CSR projects in India include:
  • Distribution of “Happy Family kit” to beneficiaries from rural areas of Maharashtra, which consist of a travel bag with an innovative Biomass cook stove, which helps in reducing smoke while utilizing it for cooking, solar light, dustbin, first aid kit, health and hygiene consumables. This initiative is partnered with Rotary Club of Pune.
  • Donating funds to Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute to support underprivilege children and youths (up to age 22) with type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes). Sugar level testing kits and medications are distributed to the beneficiaries free of cost.
  • Providing Infrastructure facilities to Schools, for e.g. Water Treatment Plant, renovation of toilet blocks and anti-COVID consumables to Indira Gandhi Government School in Puducherry.
  • Image

Foseco Puducherry Plant took time to identify the needs and provide facilities to children coming from underprivileged background

  • As part of their ongoing CSR initiative, employees from our Foseco Puducherry Plant took time to identify the needs and provide facilities to children coming from underprivileged background.
  • With schools starting the new year, our colleagues took the initiative to support the local Indira Gandhi Government School with their anti-COVID measures, as well as some much needed renovation work.
  • Through this initiative renovation of toilets and a 3000 LHP capacity Water Treatment Plant was also installed to provide clean and hygienic water to the children and staff.
  • The school was also provided with hygiene consumables including a foot-operated hand sanitiser dispenser, thermal scanners and liquid sanitisers to help the school in the "new normal", as well as sanitary pad distribution.
  • Image