Axalta Coating Systems has inaugurated a relationship with Pardada Pardadi Education Society (PPES) to support the education of underprivileged girls in India. The funding will help PPES provide basic needs such as education material, uniforms and healthcare facilities. Recipients will be able to focus on their education and develop into women who can tap their potential and fully contribute to society.
Since 2000, PPES has been improving the lives of women in rural India. Its mission is to empower women from the poorest sectors of society. To do this, PPES provides free education for girls and job opportunities for women, thereby creating a new generation of self-reliant and educated females who will be able to break the cycle of poverty in the region. Axalta’s donation will help PPES expand its efforts in the communities surrounding Axalta’s office in the national capital region of Delhi.
Vinay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director, of Axalta’s operations in India, said, “Axalta takes pride in associating itself with such a cause that benefits our society at the grassroots level in the truest sense of the term. Supporting child education can help the nation grow and provide a vital pool of talent for businesses like ours and many others who will benefit from a broadly educated population. Helping to provide children in India with equal opportunities by working with PPES will help us contribute to this larger cause.”
Renuka Gupta, CEO, Pardada Pardadi Education Society expresses, “We are very thankful to Axalta for funding the PPES initiative of education of rural girls. This kind of partnership is a major game changer, as it not only impacts gender development, but will also create an efficient work force for industry. This is also a step towards enhancing the rural economy, leading to expansion of markets in the region.”
Axalta is committed to support education and community-based initiatives. These programs reflect the company’s commitment to sustainability. When more individuals can contribute to the economy, society will benefit, fostering an increasingly sustainable cycle of growth.