Amway celebrates Louis Braille Day in collaboration with All India Confederation of the Blind
Gurugram, 08th January 2018: Amway India, the country’s largest Direct Selling FMCG company celebrated 209th birth anniversary of Louis Braille with its 15 NGO partners for ninth consecutive year by organizing myriad initiatives. In Gurugram, Amway inaugurated the refurbished computer training center for the visually impaired by upgrading equipment and accessories. This computer center was set up in 2010 as a part of Amway’s National Project for the visually impaired under which Amway supports 15 computer centres across the country benefitting more than 1,000 visually impaired students every year.
As a part ofthe celebrations, a special cultural programme was organized which includedgroup and solo dance performances, followed by Braille reading by the studentsof AICB. The event witnessed an active participation of Amway direct sellersand employees.
Mr. GSCheema, Sr. Vice President – North & South, Amway India, said, “We have been workingtirelessly towards the welfare of the visually impaired with a firm belief thateducation is the key to the future that create opportunities transcendingphysical limitations. We hope that our support will inspire the students ofAICB Capt. Chandanlal Special School to excel in different aspects of life andshowcase their talent in different forums.”
“Iwholeheartedly thank Amway India for revamping the Computer Training Centre forour students and celebrating the birth anniversary of Louis Braille byorganizing cultural activities. It has been our endeavour to ensure that ouryoung students are provided with multiple opportunities to succeed in life.With support of Amway, we have been able to offer these facilities to ourstudents”commented Sh. JL Kaul, All India Confederation of the Blind.
LouisBraille invented the Braille system to enable visually impaired people to readand write. World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4, the birthdayof Louis Braille, to recognize his contributions in helping visually impairedpeople to remain part of mainstream society by reading and writing as a normalperson.
AmwayIndia’s CSR initiatives
·AmwayIndia’s CSR initiatives are based on the belief that social responsibility ismuch more than the incurrence of a cost or a resource on a charitable/philanthropic act of social benefit. It is an opportunity to bring in socialinnovation and change. This belief is articulated in Amway’s vision of helpingpeople live better lives. When it comes to commitment to corporate citizenship,Amway India makes a serious and concentrated effort to reach out and helppeople improve their lives.
· AmwayIndia supports a comprehensive CSR programme covering a gamut of initiativesincluding a water conservation project to improve the ground water level in 7villages in the Dindigul district located around the manufacturing plant. AmwayOpportunity Foundation launched a village health program targeted at 26villages in the Dindigul district, to provide quality healthcare to theunderprivileged. A total of 144 health check-up camps (12 camps in a month) arebeing conducted within a span of 12 months. The treatment includes generalhealth check-up, select pathological tests and medicines at zero cost to thebeneficiaries.
· As akey focus area, Amway has taken various initiatives to support the cause ofvisually impaired. Amway also supports underprivileged children in education,health and hygiene under a project titled ‘Sunrise’. Under this project, thecompany currently supports more than 15 NGOs across the country.
·CommunityHealth and Entrepreneurship Program:Amway has been promoting self-employmentamong women community health facilitators. Under this initiative, theunderprivileged women are provided with training on entrepreneurship skills andbusiness fundamentals to enhance affordable healthcare outreach program in fewunderserved rural areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
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Amway’smanufacturing facility in India is located at Nilakottai in the Dindiguldistrict of Tamil Nadu. This is Amway’s third manufacturing plant locatedoutside of USA. The other plants are located in China and Vietnam. AmwayIndia’s Plant in Dindigul district has achieved LEED ‘Gold’ certification by USGreen Building Council (USGBC) which showcases our leadership in sustainabilityin the industry.
Amway Indiahas been conferred with the ‘CSR Leadership Summit & Award’ in the categoryof ‘Promoting Employment for Specially-abled’. The company was recently awardedthe ‘Great Place to Work 2017’ in recognition for the outstanding workplaceculture, as well as the ‘Best HR practices’ in quality of life and ‘ManagingHealth at work’ by Times Ascent Asia-Pacific HRM Congress.