Mumbai: Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII) towards its social responsibility for the society has teamed up with Room to Read, an NGO to help underprivileged children to improve literacy and inculcate reading habits during the lockdown. Through this partnership, the company reached out to 12 schools in Maharashtra and distributed 3089 literacy kits to children of Grade 1-5.
The kits distributed contained storybooks, writing sheets, stationery and activity cards that helped children learn better amidst COVID-19. The literacy kits were also customised according to the need on-ground and were distributed in Hindi and Marathi languages for ease of understanding.
Ruchika Varma, Chief Marketing Officer, Future Generali India Insurance said, “We firmly believe that education is the insurance for the future. No child should miss out on studies even in this unprecedented time. Our initiative to distribute books to children, particularly those from vulnerable and underprivileged backgrounds, will help them not give up on their dreams. We want to thank Room to Read for helping us reach these children and make them future-ready.”
Sourav Banerjee, Country Director, Room to Read said, “Education across the country has been majorly affected by the pandemic. To tide over this education crisis, Room to Read has innovated several solutions. For maintaining education continuity among children who do not have access to digital resources, we provided them with physical self-learning materials in the form of literacy kits. The kits were handed over to parents in close coordination with the government teachers on the ground. We want to thank Future Generali for supporting and contributing towards children’s education.”