Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): Alstom Corporate Foundation has announced its final selection of projects from across the world for the 2020 cycle for extending its philanthropic support to local communities.
With a budget of €1.9 million, Alstom Foundation received 167 project submissions from across the world and decided to fund 29 projects from its 2020/21 budget.
The foundation has selected six projects from India to be supported especially during the unprecedented period of the Covid-19 pandemic. These projects focus on a wide range of community services – including empowering rural enterprises, water management, and supporting education.
The Indian projects selected for the 2020/21 cycle are - Alstom India’s Kushal Madhepura program in collaboration with CARE India; United Way Bangalore’s Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting & Percolation Pits; Strengthening of rural micro & nano enterprises program by Technology Informatics Design Endeavour’s (TIDE); The TARA outreach by ONYVA; Objectif France Inde’s Water for Life II - integrated water management program and, Sree Padma Rani Mary Mahila Mandali's A Second Change to be in School.
Over the last three years, the Foundation has been funding several projects in India that were dedicated to skill development, improving education and healthcare among others, which are now being extended. Through consistent efforts, Alstom was instrumental in providing better infrastructural amenities to schools, training programs for children and spreading awareness on sanitation and hygiene. In the Madhepura area, healthcare initiatives have benefitted more than 10,000 people by helping improve maternal health by 40 percent and decreasing malnutrition cases by 50 percent. Also, Alstom had engaged in providing flood rehabilitation support to over 30,000 people from areas in Kochi, Coorg and Bihar. The company recently supported around 25,000 people whose livelihoods were disrupted due to COVID-19.
The Alstom Foundation has been partnering with NGOs and non-profit organizations from across the world, funding projects, since its inception in 2007, to improving living conditions in communities located near the Group’s facilities and project sites around the world. Projects funded focus on four axes: Mobility, Environmental Protection, Energy & Water, & Socio-Economic Development.