16th November 2023 : Walplast Welfare Foundation, the CSR arm of Walplast hosted an educational event on November 9th, at their head office in Mumbai in collaboration with Project Nanhi Kali. During this event, 33 young students (Std.III to V) participated from the Nanhi Kali project, belonging to Palghar school. They were accompanied by 7 key Community Associates.
Walplast, in keeping with its commitment to corporate social responsibility, took all the requisite steps and made all efforts to ensure that the event was a memorable and educational one. The one-day gathering went on to represent the continuation of Walplast’s commitment of supporting the Nanhi Kali student participants in their educational journey. Through this event the company expressed its belief that education impacts not only the individual lives of these children but also impacts the broader community.
Various activities designed to stimulate the minds and creativity of the Nahi Kali students were conducted. Activities like storytelling sessions with moral lessons, lively interactive question and answer sessions to test the knowledge of the children, interactive games to keep them engaged, artistic opportunities for young girls like painting diyas or traditional lamps and participating in craft sessions were organised.
This event brought out the celebratory spirit of Diwali and fostered togetherness by bringing together members of the Walplast team, Community Associates from the Nanhi Kali project and students.
Kaushal Mehta – The Managing Director of Walplast, while expressing his enthusiasm at the event said that education was a transformative force and events like this one left a lasting impact. Commenting on their collaboration with Nanhi Kali he said that it went beyond mere philanthropy and was all about investing in the future leaders of society. They were committed to empowering every child with education.
Ashok Mehta – Chairman who was also present at the event stated that this event signified their dedication to bridge the educational gap for the underprivileged children. The engaging activities and personal interactions aimed at inspiring the children and giving them the confidence to dream big enough to achieve their goals. It was their belief that education could bring about a positive change not only in individual lives but the entire community.
This fun and learning event also featured a cake cutting ceremony and lunch that encouraged community bonding and togetherness.
The Walplast team, the Nahi Kalis and Community Associates shared moments of joy, learning and togetherness.
The partnership of Walplast with Nanhi Kali, a nonprofit organisation working towards delivering high quality educational assistance and underprivileged girls in India is a firm step towards creating a positive societal change.
This partnership has recorded the educational support of 816 Nanhi Kali students for both primary and secondary education by the Walplast Welfare Foundation. The girls come from Bharuch in Gujarat, Palghar and Nashik in Maharashtra and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Established in 1996 by Anand Mahindra, Project Nanhi Kali provides comprehensive support to the girls who come from economically and socially disadvantaged sections who are enrolled in government schools all across India.
The project has successfully impacted 550,000 girls or “Nanhi Kalis” across 15 states over the past two decades.
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