Chennai, July 27, 2018: India-Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions announced it has partnered with the Center for Child Rights and Development (CCRD) in Kammavarpalayam, India, to help open the CCRD’s Children’s Activity Center. The Children’s Activity Center, located 90 kilometers away from Chennai city, is part of ELM Solutions’ ongoing commitment to positively impact local communities where the firm has a presence. The Center will provide after school education and activities to underserved children in that region.
The Children’s Activity Center is the result of a partnership between ELM Solutions and the CCRD, which identifies underprivileged villages whose infrastructure and remoteness of location is not conducive to the growth of children, including sufficient exposure to education or after school activities. Executives from ELM Solutions’ leadership team traveled to India to participate in the inaugural events, which also included the donation and planting of 35 tree saplings as well as school bags for every child.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with ELM Solutions in creating a space for children in Kammavarpalayam that will help them to learn, play, explore and express their skills in a protected environment,” Thomas Jayaraj, CCRD Director and child rights activist.
“One of our core business values is making a positive impact on local communities around the globe where we have a presence and employ local talent,” said Jonah Paransky General Manager and Executive Vice President of ELM Solutions. “We are honored to be able to help give the children of this village a place to go after school to continue their studies or engage in other educational endeavors. All of this will provide them with a strong foundation for a successful future.”
“Education is critical for not only building self-confidence, but for developing self-reliance as these children move into adulthood,” said Raju Vaidyanathan, Managing Director of ELM Solutions in Chennai. “We are pleased to play a role in changing these children’s lives for the better.”