Covestro (India) in Collaboration with ARCH Foundation launches 6 new Brighter World Labs in Cuddalore
by Priya jadhav
Cuddalore. September 6, 2019: Covestro (India), a leading producer of advanced and high-performance polymers in India and around the world, today announced the launch of 6 new Brighter World Labs for students in Cuddalore. In collaboration with ARCH Foundation, Project Brighter World Labs aims at promoting scientific reasoning among children and creating a new generation of analytical thinkers.
In India, only 29% of children attend private schools, while the remaining join government or state - funded educational institutes that have zero or exceptionally low fees and ride on a host of problems. With Brighter World Lab, a holistic and pioneering intervention, Covestro (India) tries to ensure that each child is brought closer to science and to add meaningful and long-lasting experiences aiming to create a life-changing impact on the less privileged section of the society.
Speaking at the inaugration, Mr. Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro (India) said, “At Covestro, we truly believe that education is fundamental right and it should be available to all. Our vision for Brighter World Lab is to ignite scientific interest in children so that they can learn through discovery and connect scientific knowledge of text book to the real world. We realized that setting up good infrastructure is not guaranteed enough that it will have a direct academic benefit on students in government schools and thus the whole idea of project Brighther World Lab has derived because we feel that there is a vast difference between reading from a text book and experiencing it first-hand.”
“We at Arch Development Foundation, believe that each child deserves opportuites and exposure in order to showcase their talent and that’s were the whole idea of Brighter World Lab came into existence. With Brighter World Labs, we tend to create projects which can enrich the world in a brighter way. With Covestro (India), the whole idea of Brighter World Labs got conceptualised and executed in a very great way and we look forward for many such initaitives in furture.” said Sonkee Shah, CEO, ARCH Development Foundation.
Initiated in 2017, project Brighter World Lab was launched with installations of 10 Maths and Science laboratories in four cities- Greater Noida, Ankleshwar, Mumbai and Cuddalore. In 2018, the project became more formiddable after collaborating with the ARCH Foundation and with addition of 20 Brighter World Labs. With 2019, the expansion and growth plan for project Brighter World Lab has become more comphrensive and 20 more Brighter Labs have been added in Greater Noida, Ankleshwar, Mumbai and Cuddalore.
About Covestro:With 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 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, cons truction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. The company is very well established in India with three manufacturing facilities across the country at Greater Noida, Ankleshwar and Cuddalore. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,800 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2018.