Honeywell India invests towards youth upskilling and upgrades school infrastructure in Tamil Nadu

Honeywell India invests towards youth upskilling and upgrades school infrastructure in Tamil Nadu

  • Invests INR 6.5 CR towards youth upskilling and rural education in Tamil Nadu over the last three years
  • Upgraded a government school in Madurai recently in partnership with Americares India Foundation with an investment of INR 50 lakhs.

Tamil Nadu, India, 11th March, 2024: Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF), the philanthropic arm of Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has successfully upskilled 4000+ youth and augmented school infrastructure across Tamil Nadu over the last three years. With an investment of INR 6.5 CR, Honeywell has undertaken many upskilling programs and upgraded school infrastructure across the districts of Kanyakumari, Madurai, Namakkal, Virudhunagar and Tiruvallur. Through their very recent intervention, HHSIF in partnership with Americares India Foundation, has successfully upgraded Panchayat Union Middle School in Soorakulam village of Tirupparangunram (Madurai) under Project Anandgaon, investing close to INR 50 lakhs into the project.

By focusing on sustainable community development, Project Anandgaon aims to provide educational and community infrastructure in remote rural areas, ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality education and sustainable technology solutions. The initiative encompasses various aspects of school development, including classroom construction, smart class setup, and the construction of WASH facilities, such as handwashing stations, toilets, and drinking water facilities.

In addition to augmenting school infrastructure, Honeywell has also undertaken many social programs in the state providing large scale upskilling as well as scholarships to students to undertake STEM certifications, thereby promoting employment opportunities for the youth. From a pan India perspective, Honeywell has impacted over 25000 youth across 12 states through structured training programs in partnership with ICT Academy and Centres of Excellence for Youth Empowerment across colleges.

"Honeywell India has indulged in many strategic partnerships over the years to augment education infrastructure in India as well as empower youth and women. We have also taken measure to improve healthcare infrastructure in multiple regions. Over the last three years, the company has invested 14.56 crores across 3 states to boost medical facilities for underprivileged communities and invested 25.9 Cr towards education infrastructure and youth upskilling across 12 states. In just this fiscal, our efforts have benefitted over 21 lakh people in these regions. Nearly 30 projects have been successfully completed in Maharashtra, 12 in Uttarakhand, 10 in Haryana and 2 in Tamil Nadu. Through sustainable community development initiatives, we aim to address the fundamental needs at the grassroots level, contributing to the overall well-being of the society," said Ashish Modi, President, Honeywell India.

HHSIF, in collaboration with Americares, has enhanced 104 PHCs and 10 schools, benefiting over 30 lakh beneficiaries across the country. This partnership underscores Honeywell's unwavering commitment to supporting the Indian government's efforts to empower rural and underprivileged communities

Shripad Desai, DSVP- Country Team Liaison Americares, said,With Our partnership with Honeywell for enhancing primary healthcare centers (PHCs) and schools in rural India, Americares have upgraded 48 PHCs and 6 schools across Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Tamil Nadu. With this collaboration, we aim to make a difference by Sustainable Community Development improving the quality of life in communities.”

At present, HHSIF is working across 12 states impacting 40 Lakhs+ population both in urban and rural geographies. Over the years, HHSIF has undertaken many strategic imperatives including STEM Education, Upskilling and Research supporting Youth and women; enabling sustainable community development through focus on deploying sustainable tech solutions, livelihood generation, WASH and Women empowerment; amongst others.

About Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF)

The Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) is a non-profit arm of Honeywell dedicated to deploying corporate social responsibility initiatives across India. It focuses on education, humanitarian relief, and sustainable community development. In education, HHSIF spearheads skill-focused programs in STEM, boosting research at Institutes as well as supporting start-ups into deep science.  In sustainable community development the focus is on building resilient communities through building healthcare infrastructure, pushing sustainable rural livelihood, WASH and natural resource conservation through technology-led solutions. The company has committed to planting a million trees under its Plant the future program in this decade.  Since inception the company has impacted over 6 million lives across 400+ villages and 12 states.

About Americares India Foundation:

In 2006, Americares India Foundation was registered as a public charitable trust in India. Americares India Foundation is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by urban poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Americares India’s mission is to save lives and improve health for people affected by urban poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.

Payal Gupta