Ford celebrates 'Global Caring Month' 2018

By NT Bureau Published on Sep 12, 2018 03:41 PM IST

Chennai: US headquartered automaker Ford has announced that as part of the global caring month, this September, close to 14,000 of the firm's employees will work on 47 projects in the areas of education, environmental sustainability, safety, health and humanitarian support.

“Ford employees work to bring improvement in communities year round and Ford Global Caring Month in September is the highlight of that commitment,” said president and managing director, Ford India, Anurag Mehrotra.

Some of the key volunteer projects earmarked during the month of September this year include:

TAMILNADU: Ford volunteers in Tamilnadu will be involved in science and waste recycle workshops across schools, community service with specially-abled children, health camps and donation drives for community projects and road safety awareness workshops, safety walks, street lays and flash mobs.

GURGAON/NCR: The volunteers will get behind launching their flagship school intervention program-Happy Schools. Aiming at providing education, the program in Gurgaon/NCR will be steered by NGO Nalandaway and the focus will be on learning via art-based-curriculum. The intervention in its first phase will cover 10 Government primary schools, benefitting more than 1,000 children.

Since its launch in 2005 by executive chairman of the automaker, Bill Ford, the Ford Volunteer Corps has contributed more than 1.5 million hours of community service in 50 countries, representing more than $40 million of in-kind community investments, a release read.