BANGALURU: GKN Aerospace – India recently opened the GKN Aerospace Wing at Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled – a dedicated space for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities where they engage in activities that teach them daily living skills.
The Wing will be equipped with the necessary aids and appliances, and appropriate infrastructure where they will be provided with need-based therapy and training to enable and encourage independent living. More than 50 students with intellectual disabilities will benefit from the facility. The inauguration of the Wing was on 19th February 2015.
GKN Aerospace – India also supported the education of 25 children from Smile Foundation through their Mission Education programme. Mission Education is a national level programme of the Smile Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children.
“GKN has proud history of working with the communities in which we operate. We believe building relationships with people in our locations is crucial to our success and the sustainability of our operations. We’re committed to using our skills, time and money to help these communities.”, Company said in the statement.
During the early 1800s, GKN provided schooling for its workforce and their children and access to clean drinking water in the town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Times have changed, but GKN’s commitment to supporting the causes and charities that are important to our global community has not, and now, over 200 years on, our hard work continues.
GKN operate a Hearts of Gold programme which recognises the contributions to our local communities by groups and individuals from across GKN, whose efforts make a sustainable difference to the lives of people in the communities of which we are a part.
GKN Aerospace – India supports various CSR programmes in Bangalore by conducting health checks, food and donation drives, various competitions to motivate and engage children, and participates in fundraising charity events.
GKN Aerospace is one of the world’s largest independent first tier suppliers to the global aviation industry. With over 100 years of aerospace experience, we harness our considerable knowledge and advanced manufacturing technologies to supply high-value, integrated assemblies in both metallic and composite materials.
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