In safety and solidarity: Amway India partners with Palli Unnayan Seva Samiti to help and empower communities through COVID-19

Bhubaneswar : Amway India, one of the country’s leading FMCG direct selling companies, continues to mobilize efforts to support vulnerable communities in the areas of health, hygiene, safety, educationand skill development. In line with its commitment to helping people live better, healthier lives, Amway India has been constantly exploring ways and means to support the communities and has further intensified its efforts to provide them assistance during the COVID-19pandemic.

As maintaining safety and hygiene are of utmost importance during the pandemic and hence Amway India hasconducted sanitization and disinfection drive in the premises of 12 NGO partners across India, nine Aanganwadi centers under the Power of Five nutrition and education program in Delhi, 15 villages in Dindigul district, TamilNadu, to reduce the levels of microbiological contamination. The drive covered an approximate area of 1,30,000 sq ft benefiting the lives of more than 3000 less privileged childrenand adults.In Bhubaneswar,the sanitization drive was done at Palli Unnayan Seva Samiti covering an area of 13,000 Sq.ft of their premises.

Commenting on the initiatives, Mr. Chandra Bhushan Chakraborty, Vice President- East, Amway India, said, “Amway India has always been committed to supporting the community by coming forward in the face of adversity. These testing times are not just a trial of our strength and resilience, but also an opportunity for us to demonstrate the might of collective effort. We continue to be inspired by the humanity and strength of our communities and are grateful for their continued support to the vulnerable sections of our society in line with our purpose of helping people live better, healthier lives.”

During the unprecedented lock-down period, conforming to the norms of social distancing, Amway India stepped up its efforts by supporting its NGO partners in their initiatives towards training, education, skill development and assessments of the beneficiaries through various digital tools to ensure consistency in their learning & development. Amway facilitated Palli Unnayan SevaSamiti to conduct virtual dance and karate classes along with the regular computer lessons to ensure steady engagement of the less privileged children.

Ms. Swati Suchismita Patra, Secretary, Palli Unnayan Seva Samiti, said, “Proper hygiene and sanitization are vital now to prevent the spread of coronavirus and our priority lies in ensuring that the children at our premise are healthy and safe. We are thankful to Amway India for their extraordinary support during this crisis and for initiating this disinfection drive at our campus for the safety of our children”

During the current global health crisis, Amway’s Founder’s Fundamentals was reinforced by the generous voluntary contributions by Amway employees from their salaries. Amway India also contributed INR 2.36 crores to support the country’s fight against the pandemic. The fund entailed contributions towards PM CARES FUND, Tamil Nadu CM’s public relief fund, Kerala, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh CM’s public relief funds and support for Government’s on-ground health and sanitation services. Additionally, the funds also provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, shoe covers, head covers, masks, respirators, and eye protection gear to public health service workers through the company’s NGO partners. Further as part of the fight against COVID-19, Amway India also developed Persona Hand Sanitizer Gel which to support the frontline workers working for the cause of Covid 19 in
India.

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