06-Jan-2014 Mumbai / India
Children are always special
Keeping Henkel’s value of social responsibility and its commitment towards shaping the society, Henkel India took the initiative of working together with ‘Punarvas School’ located in Mumbai for the renovation of bathroom and toilet in the school building.
The school educates 175 children over the last 30 years. The project of the initiative Make an Impact on Tomorrow (MIT) was inaugurated by Jeremy Hunter, President of Henkel India. The Henkel team spent time with the children and interacted with staff, appreciating their commitment towards the education of the children.
Furthermore, the Henkel India team visited ‘Suryoday Trust’, a school for students with intellectual disability located in Mumbai, last December. The school educates 30 students between the age group of 5-18 years. The team had an inspiring time interacting with the kids and teachers. In 2012, Henkel took the initiative to provide physiotherapy equipments for the treatment of kids and also helped Suryoday Trust in setting up the school. This Henkel MIT Project successfully enabled the teachers to give better attention to the children. The equipments have considerably changed the exercise routines and improved the dexterity of the kids.
Social engagement has been a special part of Henkel’s corporate culture ever since the company was founded in 1876. With the Make an Impact on Tomorrow (MIT) initiative, Henkel supports the volunteer work of its employees and retirees all over the world, who have demonstrated their commitment to helping other people in more than 10,000 MIT projects in 50 countries.