QUAKER CHEMICAL INDIA
Quaker Chemical India as an enterprise is committed to do business fairly and responsibly contributing to India’s economy while improving the quality of life of the work force and their families as well as the local community and the society at large. The success of our business lies in inclusion of social and environmental consideration into our company’s operations that essentially means contributing positively to society and managing our company’s environmental impact while satisfying our shareholders and customers demands.
Quaker has partnered with “Premjyoti Prangan” a school for young children from economically challenged families in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India as an implementation platform towards this initiative and optimizing utilization of resources. Quaker’s contribution have made it possible to provide infrastructural support as well as maintain a team of 540 students and 19 qualified very committed teachers who work unrelentingly in training these young minds in every sphere.
Till date 14 batches have taken their school leaving examination and 80% of the students are pursuing higher education. Quaker has made a difference in the lives of these young children by contributing towards the education of the underprivileged children ensuring and enabling them to have a better future for themselves and their families thereby making them equal stakeholder in India’s growth story.
In conclusion, Quaker’s aim of this initiative is to develop scalable, sustainable and replicable components of quality education to make a large scale impact on the education sector through supporting schools in Industrial Towns and Villages where resources are challenging. Our vision is to impart education to such families with economic support who can not afford schooling for their children.
Health & Sanitation
Quaker actively contributes to the social development of communities to build a better sustainable way of life for the weaker sections of the society to raise India’s human development index. Quaker partnered with United Way to carry out Projects planned in a participatory manner in consultation with the community and gauging their basic needs. Our contribution helped in providing water and sanitation facilities in schools in low income communities, to ensure girls stay in school. By providing separate toilets, changing rooms for girls, safe drinking water stations and trainings on sanitary hygiene, school attendance improved and disease caused due to poor hygiene was also prevented.
The project also included installation of drinking water stations so that girl students did not have to face sexual harassment from the boys while refilling their bottles. As an ongoing process health awareness trainings are conducted where over 700 girls were trained in Health & Hygiene in 4 schools in West Bengal. Through a field based partner every girls could get a 2 days awareness classes.