Mumbai, May 5, 2022 – Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading global provider of high-quality dyes, chemicals, and digital inks for textile related industries, today said it had provided customized learning kits to 1,028 children in the villages of Umraya and Luna, in Padra near Vadodara, Gujarat. This initiative is part of its annual flagship school enrichment programme in support of the education of children in these rural areas.
This year, the customized kits were put together, and each kit was carefully curated to fit the needs of each education grade. The kit comprised of a school bag, notebook, stationery pouch, drawing book and notebook binders.
To inculcate the importance of education by laying its foundation in rural areas, Huntsman also organized a programme with the support of the village community. The programme marked the success story of a local boy Pragnesh, who previously received an Industrial Training Institute scholarship from Huntsman. He has now been employed by Huntsman as an apprentice at our manufacturing unit in the region. Pragnesh’s story has inspired and encouraged many young students to pursue education and become self-reliant individuals.
Speaking about the initiative, Rayomand Sabawalla, Head CSR, and Finance Director, Huntsman International (India) said, “Education and primary healthcare are regarded as two of the biggest issues in rural areas of the country. A key reason is the lack of resources and awareness about the lifelong benefits associated with a good education. Through our annual flagship programme, we aim to uplift young minds and bring about a resounding change in the lives of both the parents and children of these villages.”
Kavishwar Kalambe, Site Director, Huntsman Textile Effects, added, “At Huntsman, we are committed towards improving the livelihoods of communities, and we believe that education paves the way for a bright future. We have conducted several activities to provide educational support to students in the villages of Luna and Umraya, and will continue to map out key focus areas that can be developed in the region.”
Huntsman recently celebrated 10-years of its Chakan plant in the neighboring state of Maharashtra, by laying the foundation stone for a new secondary school building in Bhamboli village, Pune. Over the past few years, Huntsman’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities have focused on the socio-economic development of various small towns and villages. The company engages in community involvement and provides underprivileged parents with essential items that enable their children to attend school and elevate the overall literacy rate in villages.