In order to further deepen its CSR reach, NWA has sent its CSR representative in India over the course of 2 months with the aim of identifying a trustworthy NGO to support. Over the course of March and April 2015, NWA’s CSR representative has been working on the ground with Shreyas Foundation team in Ahmedabad, Western India (www.shreyasfoundation.in).
Shreyas Foundation was founded in 1947 by Mrs Leena Sarabhai and is based on the teaching philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi, Maria Montessori, and Rabindranath Tagore with a unique vision:
By reaching out to NWA’s clients and contacts, we managed to help the Shreyas Campaign Team raise the necessary funds covering one year’s worth of tuition fees, clothing costs and food costs for Balgram’s 27 children.
During March 2015 site visit to Shreyas, Mr Alain Fanaie, CEO, on behalf of NWA has funded one year’s worth of tuition fees, clothing costs and food costs of 8 Balgram children. The children moreover have access to a wide range of extracurricular activities such as horse-riding, swimming, theatre, music and dance.
NWA’s representative has been providing the Balgram children with daily English tuition during the length of her stay.
We plan on nurturing our relationship with Shreyas Foundation and sending monthly handwritten letters to the children at Balgram to follow up on their progress.