Linde Provides School Bus for Underprivileged Kids at Mahesh Foundation, Lays Foundation Stone of Skill Development Centre


Bengaluru: Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company that is constantly striving to make our world more productive by providing high-quality solutions, technologies, and services and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

Linde India Limited, a subsidiary of Linde Plc has, as part of its CSR initiative, donated a school bus to Mahesh Foundation for safe transportation of 100+ unprivileged children from the local community, who attend school at the Foundation’s Utkarsha Learning Centre.

Linde has been sponsoring various initiatives of the Mahesh Foundation for the past eight years and has been a key partner in the Foundation’s growth journey.

Mahesh Foundation is also starting with an ambitious project of a new Skill Development Center at Kanabargi, Belagavi, Karnataka. This Skill Centre will train underprivileged girls and women on basic computer usage, tailoring, art and craft, and communication and soft skills to help them become self-sustained in their life.

A team of volunteers from Linde visited Mahesh Foundation to flag off the commencement of the school bus service and the laying of the foundation stone of the Skill Development Centre.

On this occasion, Bibhabasu Sengupta, Director of Marketing and Communications – South Asia, Linde, said, “Our collaboration with Mahesh Foundation has helped us effectively reach out to medically challenged and underprivileged children from North Karnataka. Together, Linde and Mahesh Foundation have been able to provide shelter, nutrition, healthcare, and education to several medically challenged and underprivileged children, ensuring a better quality of life for them. This is part of our objective to enhance lives and make a positive influence in the community around us, which complements our mission of making our world more productive.”

Shri Mahesh Jadhav, Founder of Mahesh Foundation added that “We at Mahesh Foundation are proud to be associated with Linde across the years. The donation of the school bus would aid the safe transportation of 100+ underprivileged from the local community who attend school at Utkarsha Learning Centre. We are always grateful to have received continued support from Linde and are looking forward to working together for the betterment of more children in the coming days.”

Mahesh Foundation has been working for the past 14 years enabling medically challenged and underprivileged children to lead a dignified life. The organisation has been striving to bring these children into mainstream society, with education being the main focus. Mahesh Foundation started the Utkarsha Learning Centre in 2018 for medically challenged and underprivileged slum children providing them with free skill-based education.