2019-04-02 Product news
Alfa Laval to rebuild flood affected school as ‘model school’ in Kerala
Company’s initiative to include vocational training to students
Pune, March 05, 2019: Shri G. Sudhakaran, Minister for PWD, Government of Kerala launched ‘Project Samagra’ an initiative of the CETA (College of Engineering Trivandrum Alumni) Galaxy Charitable Trust/HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils in Education) in association with Alfa Laval India Pvt. Ltd. to rebuild flood affected schools in Kerala. He laid the foundation stone of Mankombu Vocational Government Higher Secondary School in Alappuzha, Kerala. The Mankombu Vocational Government Higher Secondary School is one of the most badly flood affected schools as per information from state education department Kuttanad, Alappuzha district.
Alfa Laval has undertaken this project as part of its CSR initiative under the focus area of education. The project will also include vocational training to empower the students to face challenges in their career and life. The rebuilding will be carried out in three phases based on a master plan. The structures will be designed to encourage use of local building materials, be environment-friendly, wherever possible, easy to maintain and cost-effective. Based on the discussion and inputs from all the stake holders including Parent Teachers Association (PTA), the District Panchayat Allapuzha, Alfa Laval and CETA Galaxy the following items will form a part of the first phase of the project:
- Construction of 4 new class rooms
- Replacement of damaged furniture, tiling, lab equipment, painting works etc
- RO Plant for water purification
- Building of a modern and elegant sanitation facility – Toilet Block
- Construction of septic tanks
- Empowerment program (Vocational Training for students)
Mr. Anantha Padmanabhan, Cluster President and Managing Director, Alfa Laval India Pvt. Ltd. speaking on the occasion said: “Our CSR mission is ‘to create better everyday conditions for people through our work in the focus areas for a positive contribution to the community at large.’ Education is one of our key focus areas in CSR. We are confident that this project of rebuilding a school which was badly damaged in the ravaging Kerala floods last year will turn out to be a role model.”
Alfa Laval has built many schools, provided school bus, libraries and modern facilities to schools in rural areas and trained hundreds of teachers and students under its CSR programme. It is providing educational scholarships to students from different states in India and managing many community learning centres for children in slums of Maharashtra.
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2018, posted annual sales of about SEK 40.7 billion (approx. 3.8 billion Euros). The company has about 16,400 employees.
Alfa Laval has been present in India since 1937.
The Indian company holds a unique Group Manufacturing Unit status for supplying Centrifugal Separators, Decanters and Flow equipment for the global market through sales companies across the globe. The company's products & systems are widely used in a variety of applications in Indian industries like Food Processing, Diary, Edible oil processing, Sugar production, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Brewery, Distillery, Starch, Pulp and Paper, Inorganic, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Marine, Energy, Effluent Handling and Steel & Metal.
About CETA / HOPE:
CETA Galaxy Charitable Trust was formed in 2011 by alumni members of College of Engineering Trivandrum. It is focused on upliftment of financially challenged sections of Kerala, especially in the field of education and skill development. The HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils in Education) CARES (Comprehensive Approach for Rural Education Support) is focussed on 7 tribal areas. It is presently supporting 280 students from 3 tribal schools.
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