Dow India Inaugurates New School Building in Sriperumbudur
12 August 2022: Dow Chemical International (P) Ltd. (Dow India) India under the company’s CSR initiative recently inaugurated new school building with classrooms at the Pondur Panchayat Union Middle School in Sriperumbudur, near its plant in the state of Tamil Nadu, in collaboration with NGO partner Mother Teresa Charitable Trust (MTCT). Dow India is a leading material science company with the vision of imagining better for the community and for the planet. It’s driven by the idea of ‘Building Tomorrow’s Innovators’ and supporting the dreams of children for better education opportunities within their surroundings. The school had been facing a challenge due to limited infrastructure that includes sharing of classrooms and hinderance in learning.
The initiative of building the classrooms aims to encourage students to come to school more often and reduce the drop-out rate, the challenge plaguing the school from a long time. Earlier this year, during the groundbreaking event in March, Dow India also provided IT infrastructure to the middle school with a head count of approx. 100 students.
Inaugurating the new facility, Dow India CEO and Country President Chandrakant Nayak commented, “Every initiative by Dow India is strategically aligned to the tenets of our larger CSR philosophy and effectively utilizes the resources for developing tomorrow’s Innovators. This initiative is part of Dow’s prolonged objective of working towards need-based activities in the vicinity of its areas of operations. Our fundamental belief is that Communities are critical stakeholders, and we try to make a change in their lives by solving some very local challenges.”
The School Head Mistress Ms. Sudha P, added, “We are hopeful that the recent developments would build better engagement and encourage students to participate more in the school activities. We are thankful to Dow India for their continued efforts toward children’s future”.
The inauguration was followed by a tree plantation drive in the school premises. Dow is partnering across value chains to provide sustainable solutions and advance circular General Business