Ford India inaugurates Global Week of caring with 'Happy Schools Programme'

Monday 08 September 2014, 15:54 PM by

As part of Global Week of Caring, Ford India has launched the 'Happy Schools Programme’ at the CSI School, Melrosapuram, Chennai. The 'Happy Schools Programme’ is primarily intended to improve the quality of government schools located around Ford's plant. As part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ford India has reportedly joined hand with 11 NGO's based in Chennai to help out with the cause.

Ford India inaugurates Global Week of caring with
Ford India inaugurates Global Week of caring with 'Happy Schools Programme'

Speaking more on the occasion, Nigel Harris, President of Ford India, said, “Community service is an important part of Ford, and education has always been one of our concerns. Our founder Henry Ford said that a business that only made profit was a poor business. We hope some of you may join Ford as engineers some time in the future.” For years company's volunteers have been spending around a week educating the unprivileged school kids on subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and organizing other extracurricular activities. Moving a step ahead and doing things differently, Ford India undertook the project in 21 schools across Chennai to address gaps that these schools face in academics and infrastructural support.

Ford India has undertaken the initiative to encourage children to look beyond regular curriculum and also focus on sports and cultural activities. Balasundaram R, Executive Director of Manufacturing, said, “We even have a lab-on-wheels, a mobile science laboratory for children to see experiments.” The students have also been encouraged to participate in waste segregation, medial awareness and pollution control activities.

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