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2016-03-10

LANXESS supports the cause of education through Teach for India

Thane, March 10, 2016: LANXESS India Private Limited, a subsidiary of leading global specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is continuing its association with Teach For India (TFI) as a part of its pledged five year commitment to support the not-for-profit organization’s efforts towards providing quality education to children. The company has committed a sum of  EUR 75000 (approx. INR 53 lakhs) per year for projects in India for the period 2014 - 2018.


Dr. Jacques Perez, Managing Director and Country Representative, LANXESS India Pvt. Ltd. handed over the cheque to Ms. Dimple Gujral, Chief Finance Officer, Teach For India (TFI) at LANXESS House in Thane. LANXESS has been contributing to TFI since 2010, starting with a sum of EUR 50,000 per year. LANXESS has supported 50 TFI Fellows (trained teachers on a 2 year full time paid commitment) and around 2275 students so far. This contribution helps TFI to sustain their current operations in Mumbai.


On this occasion, Dr. Perez, said, “Education is one of the crucial tools  towards securing the future of the next generation and by partnering with Teach for India, we would like to help spread the light of knowledge. We appreciate the work that Teach For India is doing and are happy to be a part of this noble cause.”


Ms. Gujral added, “We feel proud to be associated with LANXESS for over 5 years and LANXESS has always been a strong supporter of our beliefs. For us at TFI, every single child matters. We believe that every child can and must attain an excellent education.”


LANXESS believes in empowering education and has taken many initiatives in India, in the areas of education, skills training and preserving cultural heritage. LANXESS has previously contributed to NGOs, technical institutions and schools to support education in every region that it operates in.


Teach for India is a nationwide NGO, that aims to eliminate inequity in education in India. Through its Fellowship program, TFI recruits qualified college graduates and working professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years. Fellows work to bridge the educational gaps that their students face, by using innovative methods in classroom. To learn more about Teach for India, visit www.teachforindia.org


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.0 billion in 2014 and about 16,600 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good.

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