In support of providing education with a meaning, Puravankara Limited and the Wockhardt Foundation joined hands to set up 3 edu-recreational centres in Ulsoor, dedicated to Children from marginalized communities. This comes under the Corporate Social Responsibility program of the organization and is an extension of Puravankara’s ongoing initiatives to leverage its existing expertise to create viable impact in the communities they exist. .This unique programme ‘Khel Khel Main’, will engage with children in the age group of six to 12 years, throughout the year to augment daily school learning.
Khel Khel Mein (KKM) is a unique initiative of the Wockhardt Foundation, comprising of Edu-Recreational Centres for underprivileged children. It ensures quality and focussed education inculcating good human values and habits through fun and play.
Puravankara has successfully partnered with Wockhardt in the past and helped infants with congenital heart diseases get life-saving surgeries. The success of which has promoted Puravankara to continue the relationship, thru Wockhardt’s unique offering of Khel Khel Mein Working for the upliftment of children from the marginalised societies has always been a focal point in Puravankara’s CSR program. Associating with Khel Khel Mein allows Puravankara to make strides in the right direction moving closer towards the larger goal.
Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), CEO & Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation, Amanda Puravankara, Director, Puravankara Limited and Samyukta Horanad, popular award winning Kannada film actress grace the occasion to inaugurate one of the centres in Ulsoor, Bengaluru.
Speaking on the collaboration, Ashish R. Puravankara, M.D., Puravankara Limited said, “Our children are the nation’s leaders of tomorrow and we as a society are responsible to mould them to become good and responsible citizens. Education is the first step, and through this initiative we plan to provide to these children a fun platform to learn and inculcate good values and habits from an early age. . The commitment and passion demonstrated by Workhardt foundation to empower children by gifting them a healthier and happier future is quite commendable and I am proud to be part of this change. We at Puravankara will continue to play our part in supporting the rights of children from marginalized communities.
Post the inauguration ceremony, actress Samyukta Horanad spent a few moments interacting with the children at the centre. She said, “It makes me so happy to be a part of a noble initiative like Khel Khel Mein which gives an opportunity to these children who otherwise may never have had the chance to experience this unique learning methodology. I am so grateful to Puravankara and Wockhardt for allowing me be a part of this necessary and important endeavour. ”
Adding further to this was Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), CEO, Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation who said, “Every child in this country has the basic right to education. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than being the hands behind shaping the future of a child. The Wockhardt Foundation has long believed and supported the cause of education for the underprivileged.”
Today, Khel Khel Mein operates 26 Edu-Recreational Centres for the underprivileged children in the slums of Mumbai (16 toy libraries), Delhi NCR (4 toy libraries) and Aurangabad (7 Toy libraries).