June 08, 2017

Inauguration of School Building in Vapi

Richard van der Merwe, Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia along with Amit Mehta, CEO of MAA Foundation and KR Sekhar, Managing Director, Bayer Vapi Private Limited inaugurated the new modernized extension and renovated school building of Audoygik Vasahat Primary School on June 8, 2017 executed by MAA Foundation and supported by Bayer Vapi Pvt. Limited
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(Right to Left) Richard van der Merwe, Amit Mehta and KR Sekhar inaugurate the new modernized extension and renovated school building of Audoygik Vasahat Primary School

June 8, 2017:The project was executed by MAA Foundation and supported by Bayer Vapi Private Limited with the aim of improving the learning environment for children from economically weaker sections in and around Vapi GIDC area. Majority of the students come from families whose parents work in the industries in Vapi.

The school which has the highest number of students in Valsad district was renovated by expanding the classroom area, converting them into smart classes with audio visual facilities. In addition, a modernized extension building with 3 floors was constructed with an assembly hall, 10 smart classrooms, a new science and design technology lab and a computer lab.

Bayer has a manufacturing site in Vapi, located in Valsad district, in the state of Gujarat, India, which is pre-dominantly a tribal region. The company places tremendous emphasis on supporting education and actively drives a number of initiatives in areas where it has its presence.

About MAA Foundation:
MAA Foundation is a Charitable (not-for-profit) organization completely funded by the Bilakhia family for bringing about educational reforms in the society. The Foundation aims at making Valsad district a role model in the field of education. In order to make the benefits of its effort available to all the states and districts of India it is making projects that are scalable, replicable and sustainable so that other committed individuals/ corporate can replicate them in areas of their interest/ vicinity. The foundation works for the betterment of poor and underprivileged children and their main objective is to groom children as a responsible citizen of tomorrow. For more information, go to www.maafoundation.org

About Bayer:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2016, the Group employed around 115,200 people and had sales of EUR 46.8 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.7 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com

Contact:
Viraj Shukla
Tel. + 91 9924115495
E-mail: Viraj.Shukla@maafoundation.org

Uma Hariharan
Tel. +91 22 - 25311094
E-mail: uma.hariharan@bayer.com