Covestro (India) successfully inaugurates 20 Brighter World Labs across India

This initiative will benefit 16000 plus children and 100 plus teachers.

Mumbai, January 2nd, 2019: Covestro, the global manufacturer of high-performance polymer materials, announced the completion of installing 20 Brighter World Lab across India with the launch of a state-of-the art science lab in Ankleshwar on Friday, 21st December. In 2018, Covestro collaborated with Arch Foundation to setup these 20 labs in India. After successfully launching 10 science labs in 2017, Covestro India endeavoured to brighten up the lives of more children and thus, ventured into opening 20 more labs across India.

With a new year, Covestro (India) aims to give one more reason to celebrate as they look forward to providing access to quality education and learning for students from the underprivileged section of the society. It will also cater to teachers who will be trained to teach science and mathematics in a more effective and interesting way with Orientation Programs, Jugaad Workshops (developing science models by using waste/ low-cost material) and Interactive Maths Sessions using Vedic and UCMAS methodology.

While highlighting the importance of science and research that are the foundation pillars of economic and social growth of a country, Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro (India) said, “Imparting scientific training creates a future talent that is agile, curious and creative. To draw more children towards the field of science, we must create experiential training through hands-on experiments rather than simple textbook reading as this engages them and makes them more curious that can create a pipeline of innovative future leaders. Such methodologies also help children improve their communication, data analysis, problem solving and critical thinking skills, At Covestro, we truly believe that education is a right that must be available to all. We are delighted to have partnered with Arch Development Foundation as through our shared vision we can make a positive impact on many children across India.”

Sonkee Shah, CEO, Arch Development Foundation while mentioning the value of quality education said, “Arch Development Foundation believes that every child deserves the equal opportunities, facilities and exposure to nurture and showcase their talent. Our partnership with Covestro India reflects our commitment towards creating opportunities for access to quality education. “

The Brighter World Lab provide students and teachers with a platform to exhibit and execute learning through customized modules such as such fairs, science quizzes, chemical and physics DIY activities, debate competitions etc. Covestro will also look at partnering with various other stakeholders to sustain the project.

About Covestro:
With 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2017.

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About ARCH Foundation:

ARCH is a section 8 social enterprise providing customized solutions to companies and foundations to deliver impactful CSR initiatives, leveraging the strengths of diverse stakeholders in the social sector.

ARCH is working towards development activities through research and study based indices with a view to bring systematic and pragmatic approach to grass root interventions, ultimately thriving for maximus sustainable output. Projects/programs designed and implemented by ARCH are mainly focused on Education,  Women Empowerment, Skill and livelihood and financial literacy to name a few.

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