Ingersoll Rand and Smile Foundation launch Mission Education Centre for underprivileged children in Sahibabad

Posted by: at 5/11/2017 05:33:00 am


Aim to provide quality education to 150 children from remote, urban and semi-urban areas



Sahibabad, May 11, 2017: As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has partnered with Smile Foundation to announce the launch of a ‘Mission Education Centre’ in Sahibabad. The centre will help the economically disadvantaged children in the area to gain access to education and basic healthcare.  With this project, Ingersoll Rand will provide quality education to children from remote, urban and semi urban areas. The program will help bring these children into mainstream in a sustained manner and strengthen their abilities to cope up with the formal education system.


Ingersoll Rand and Smile Foundation launch Mission Education Centre for underprivileged children in Sahibabad

Ingersoll Rand and Smile Foundation launch Mission Education Centre for underprivileged children in Sahibabad

Located in Sanjay Colony, Near Ambedkar Park, Arthala, Ghaziabad, U.P., The Mission Education Centre was inaugurated today in the presence of officials from Ingersoll Rand, Smile Foundation and the Mission Education Partners.

Ingersoll Rand began its partnership with Smile Foundation in the year 2015 to support Project Mission Education. Having received an overwhelming response in Kolkata, Ingersoll Rand and Smile Foundation are extending the project to Sahibabad, U. P. starting today.  The program will cater to children from class 1 to 6and thereafter help them enroll in mainstream education.. Through the Mission Education Centre, Ingersoll Rand and Smile Foundation will positively impact 150 children.

The project will directly benefit and empower children from underprivileged communities in the region. Indirectly, the program will also benefit the families of these children, teachers/ educators through training sessions and community sensitization programs and community workers through mobilization programs. Some of the key activities conducted as part of the program include classroom teaching learning, progress assessment of students, co-curricular activities such as health awareness, art & craft/music/ dance activities, physical education activities etc.


With a successful running of this program, we hope to make a difference in the:

·         regular attendance and retention of these children in the education program

·         holistic development through curricular and co-curricular activities

·         overall improvement in the health status

·         increase in confidence amongst all the beneficiaries towards working for better quality of life



Through the Mission Education, Smile Foundation along with its partners has provided education to over 21,000 children across 21 states of India and this year, it aims to positively impact 25,000 more children through Mission Education.


About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Ingersoll Rand products range from complete compressed air and gas systems and services, to power tools, material handling and fluid management systems. The diverse and innovative products, services and solutions enhance our customers' energy efficiency, productivity and operations. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.ingersollrandproducts.com.



About Ingersoll Rand in India

Ingersoll Rand is committed to India and is implementing strategies for product innovation and design for Industrial Technologies; Food Safety; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The company is based out of 21 locations in the country. Ingersoll Rand believes that Innovation for emerging economies is critical for products to succeed in these markets. The company has two world class manufacturing facilities at Naroda and Sahibabad; and Engineering and Technology Centers at Bangalore and Chennai. Ingersoll–Rand (India) Limited is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.co.in.



About Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation is a national level development organization working in the field of Education, Health & Livelihood & Women Empowerment.  Smile Foundation is implementing more than 200 projects across 25 states of India and directly benefitting more than 4, 00,000 beneficiaries.



Project Mission Education:

§  17.7 million children in India are currently out of school

§  25 million children are at risk of acute hunger

§  1 in 4 school going children have dropped out of school

§  73% of girls do not get past 10 years of school

§  33 million children in India are engaged in child labour



Last year, 21,346 children across 21 states of India were directly provided education under the initiative. This year, Smile Foundation aim to provide education to 25,000 children through Mission Education.



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