Lanxess supportscause education through Teach India

Lanxess supports the cause of education through Teach for India

10:21 AM, 18th March 2016
Lanxess and Teach for India
Lanxess encourages education in India.

THANE, INDIA: Lanxess India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Lanxess AG, is continuing its association with Teach For India (TFI) as a part of its pledged five year commitment to support the not-for-profit organization’s efforts towards providing quality education to children. The company has committed a sum of €75,000 (approx Indian Rupees 53 lakhs) per year for projects in India for the period 2014 - 2018.

Dr Jacques Perez, managing director and country representative, Lanxess India Pvt Ltd handed over the cheque to Dimple Gujral, chief finance officer, Teach For India (TFI) at Lanxess House in Thane. Lanxess has been contributing to TFI since 2010, starting with a sum of €50,000 per year. Lanxess has supported 50 TFI Fellows (trained teachers on a 2 year full-time paid commitment) and around 2275 students so far. This contribution helps TFI to sustain their current operations in Mumbai, India.

“Education is one of the crucial tools towards securing the future of the next generation and by partnering with Teach for India, we would like to help spread the light of knowledge,” said Perez.

“We feel proud to be associated with Lanxess for over 5 years and the company has always been a strong supporter of our beliefs. For us at TFI, every single child matters. We believe that every child can and must attain an excellent education,” said Gujral.

Lanxess believes in empowering education and has taken many initiatives in India, in the areas of education, skills training and preserving cultural heritage. It has previously contributed to NGOs, technical institutions and schools to support education in every region that it operates in.

Teach for India is a nationwide NGO, that aims to eliminate inequity in education in India. Through its Fellowship program, TFI recruits qualified college graduates and working professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years. Fellows work to bridge the educational gaps that their students face, by using innovative methods in classroom.

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