United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages India, today launched ‘Project Vidya’ to support the education of eight hundred children living in SOS Children’s Villages, across nine cities.
‘Project Vidya’ will offer children at the SOS Children’s Villages access to education, mentoring and additional support to facilitate improved academic performance.
This initiative aims to be instrumental in paving the way toward a sustainable livelihood and financial self-reliance for these children.
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‘Project Vidya’ was formally launched from SOS Children’s Village, Greenfields, Faridabad by Palash Roy Chowdhury, Head – CSR Council, UTC India and Rakesh Jinsi, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages India.
The initiative will support children between the ages of 4 and 21 years, across the SOS Villages at Faridabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Alibaug (near Mumbai), Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Bhubaneshwar and Bhimtal (Uttarakhand).
In addition, UTC employees in India will also spend time and share their knowledge and expertise with the children through the company’s employee volunteer program.
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The event was also marked by the unveiling of the Project Vidya logo and a painting competition by the children at the Village.
United Technologies provides a range of technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-government, social development organization that has been providing family-based care to children worldwide. Currently, over 6,000 children and young people live in 33 SOS Children’s Villages and 27 SOS Youth Facilities in India.