2018-07-04 Product news
Empowering girls of promise to lead lives of distinction and impact – a partnership with AVASARA
Forty bright girls from Avasara Academy to be supported with scholarships for five years.
On June 19th, 2018, the scholarship program under CSR to support 40 bright girls from Avasara Leadership Institute was officially launched at the hands of Anantha Padmanabhan, Managing Director – India and Cluster President India-Middle East-Africa.
Three projects have been approved by the CSR Committee:
- Scholarship for 40 students for a period of 5 years under the focus area of education.
- Installation of solar panels on 4 buildings of the school under the focus area of environment
- Creating a modern library under the focus area of education.
Present on the occasion were Joseph Cubas, Principal of Avasara, students, and from Alfa Laval India Private Limited, Nishant Srivastava, Lalita Vasu and Devendra Birajdar.
Avasara Academy is a progressive secondary school that educates girls of exceptional promise for a lifetime of leadership and contribution to society. Outstanding students, selected on merit, engage in a specialized curriculum that combines academic excellence with Leadership, Entrepreneurship and India Studies. At Avasara, the learning experience includes faculty advisors, mentors, independent study opportunities, small class sizes, a diverse group of talented students, and a curriculum of extraordinary depth. Avasara believes that a student's ability to pay fees should not affect her chances to experience this unique and holistic educational opportunity. Selection of the students for the scholarships was based on academic scores and financial situation of the girls. The CSR team of Atul Inamdar, Vinayak Deshpande and Lalita Vasu met the students one-on-one before finalizing the scholarships.
These students will receive the scholarship from Alfa Laval for a period of five years i.e. standard 6th students till they pass 10th standard and standard 8th students till they complete their 12th standard. A periodic progress report of these children will be received by Alfa Laval from the school.
Engagement with Avasara will be the biggest project undertaken by CSR for the year 2018 and it compliments Alfa Laval’s business principle under Community Engagement which states, “Alfa Laval wants to make a positive contribution to the local community, appropriate to its size as an employer in the community. We will place emphasis on activities that support the development and care of children’s rights, education and health.” Says Anantha, “I am so happy that Alfa Laval has taken up this project and we hope to be able to contribute to sustainable development of this community and support these bright girls in achieving their dreams”.
This initiative also supports two of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) namely
- Quality Education
- Affordable & Clean Energy.
A detailed yearlong employee engagement program is being chalked out with the school to make the engagement of Alfa Laval planned and meaningful.
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 2017, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.3 billion (approx. 3.6 billion Euros). The company has about 16 400 employees.