WIKA Supports Quality Education and Affordable Energy
In celebration of their 75th anniversary, WIKA Instruments India Pvt Ltd, the world’s leading provider of pressure and temperature measurement technology, has been implementing CSR projects and activities in the areas of education, health, environmental sustainability, and the preservation of natural resources.
As they adapted their business processes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming for positive reporting by 2023, they also gave social impact programmes a boost that may transform the lives of their beneficiaries.
During the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic, they started the Access To Digital World project, which helped students from economically disadvantaged households enter and better navigate the world of digital learning and tuition to effectively enroll in classes.
More than 300 pupils received specially customized tablets as part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to help with online learning.
As part of the same project, WIKA provided full support to Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya in Delhi to update the school’s facilities and equipment availability, promoting the entire growth and empowerment of girls.
During the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic, they started the Access To Digital World project, which helped students from economically disadvantaged households enter and better navigate the world of digital learning and tuition to effectively enrol in classes.
“It is our pride that we have been able to make a difference to the children we have reached out to,” says Gaurav Bawa, Sr. Vice President, WIKA India. We came to the conclusion that any intervention must be comprehensive if we expect to see benefits. In order to make a difference in terms of infrastructure, sustainability, and student capability, we became affiliated with Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya. The institution accepts female students from middle-class and BPL backgrounds. WIKA has assisted this school in restoring its classrooms and library.
While WIKA has made significant CSR investments in education, the corporation has also installed solar energy systems and made renewable energy investments with the money.
While the school has solar panels, all four of WIKA’s facilities in India have them as well, making them a reliable provider to the electricity board. WIKA used solar rooftop solutions to become energy positive, adhering to the strategy of environmental protection and energy policy.