First Beneficiaries of CARE Education Benevolent Fund
The CARE Hospitals Group set up the Education Benevolent Fund in July 2016 to provide assistance to associates who, due to financial constraints, are unable to educate their children well. In the first year, it is planned to help around 100 children pursue higher secondary/intermediate or plus 2 level of education. All employees of CARE Hospitals contribute every month towards this fund. Applications are screened at every unit and priority is accorded to single parents and girl children.
On 5th November, the first batch of 14 selected associates received their cheques at a simple ceremony at CARE Banjara. The first cheque was presented to Divyasree, daughter of Ms Jayavani. Jayavani is working in the Communication Department at Banjara since April 2006and is a single mother. In 2014, she tragically lost her husband to an illness. An emotional Jayavani received the cheque from CMD, Dr B Soma Raju. Divyasree is a bubbly and confident child, studying in Class 4. She aspires to become a teacher one day.
At CARE Musheerabad, Mr Pullam Raju who received the cheque last month said, “I am very grateful to CARE family for giving educational assistance for my children. This will be very useful for their future. The amount is a big support to me for my child’s better education.”
Cheques were also distributed at Nampally, Corporate, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur and Vizag. A total of 49 cheques have been presented for the education of CARE children. Several parents became emotional on receiving the financial assistance.
It is pertinent to note that in most cases, the assistance was given for educating girl children.
The stories of the other associates who received cheques were equally heart-warming. All of them are determined to educate their children, despite hardships. This gesture has inspired several medical professionals to voluntarily come forward and donate to the fund. Dr B Soma Raju, CMD, has also committed to donate Rs.1 lakh per month to the fund.
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