Dedicate 32 Anganwadis and generate livelihood for 2000 community members in flood-affected areas of Tamil Nadu
Chennai, 16 March, 2018: Reiterating its commitment towards building sustainable communities,
Post the torrential floods in 2015, there was a strong need to construct new Anganwadis or Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centers and reconstruct the affected ones in Kanchipuram and Chennai districts. By partnering with World Vision,
Mr. Cherian Thomas, CEO and National Director, World Vision India, said “Collaboration with
Coca-Cola collaborated with Hand in Hand India to restore livelihoods in villages of Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts. Community members were provided support to restart their livelihood and skill trainings in areas such as Agriculture, Poultry, Milch Animal Management, Tailoring, Handicrafts, and Car Driving. The program has been beneficial in generating income for the beneficiaries, especially for women in rural and slum areas.
Dr. N. Jeyaseelan, Group CEO, Hand in Hand India, said, “We are thankful to
Mr. Ishteyaque Amjad, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communication,
example of how we can empower our communities by leveraging the power of partnerships and engaging with our stakeholders.”
Over the years,
Coca-Cola India is committed to improve livelihood of farmers in the country through its project ‘Unnati’. The project aims to harness the higher productivity potential of mango and orange farms, allowing owners of small-sized farms to increase crop yields by up to three times. The project is engaging with farmers at a large scale by providing subsidized plants, drip irrigation equipment and training on Ultra High Density Plantation, benefitting more than 22,500 farmers. In Tamil Nadu alone, Project Unnati is targeting to impact about 5,000 farmers holding 10,000 acres land for enhancing Mango productivity.
Coca-Cola in India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies, offering a range ofhealthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its beverage products -
About World Vision India
World Vision India is a grassroots humanitarian organization that serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. Through development, relief and advocacy, we strive/seek to create lasting change in the lives of children, their families and communities living in contexts of poverty and injustice. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries worldwide, and we have been in India since 1962.
Today we work in over 6200 urban, rural and tribal communities spread over 191 districts across 26 states impacting the lives of 26 lakh children.
For more information, go to: https://www.worldvision.in/
About Hand in Hand India
Hand in Hand India is a public charitable trust that works to alleviate poverty through a unique integrated community development approach. Registered in 2002, the Organization implements projects in areas of women empowerment, microfinance, job creation, Child labour elimination, education, health, environment, skill building, IT & Governance. Hand in Hand India works in 13 States in India.
Hand in Hand India’s Job Creation Model has been replicated in Afghanistan, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, Sri Lanka and in Cambodia. The Hand in Hand India team has drawn experts from various fields like agriculture, rural development, microfinance, education, business management, and research professionals. The success lies in the simple fact that they have evolved programmes according to the needs of the community, creating awareness among them and with their active participation. The partnership model of Government- NGO - Corporate - Community has been a win-win situation for all.
For more information, go to: http://www.hihindia.org/