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Baramati (Pune): Standing by its philosophy of spreading joy and developing communities where it is located, Ferrero India – one of the three Ferrero Social Enterprises of the Ferrero Group today opened a world-class child care centre about 100 meters from its production plant in Baramati, Pune. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Smt. Supriya Sule, M.P. in the presence of Hon’ble Shri Sharad Pawar and Hon’bleShri Ajit Pawar, Senior Management of Ferrero India, other distinguished guests and employees of Ferrero India. The Pietro Ferrero Kindergarden is named after the former CEO Mr. Pietro Ferrero.
Mr. Pietro Ferrero was the force behind the Ferrero Social Enterprise and one of his social spirit initiatives aimed at safeguarding the health, education and social development of children under the motto: United Kinder of the World. This Kindergarden is very close to the heart of the Ferrero Group. It has been constructed in an area of 2 acres with plenty of space for children to play and run around and it has built up area of 10,000 sq. ft. The Kindergarden will be a home away from home where children of women employees as well as children from nearby community in Baramati will be cared for and their needs for nutritional food, personal hygiene, health care, early childhood education, play and development of social skills will be taken care of.
It will take care of kids from the age range of 3 months to 6 years.The facility aims to provide maximum opportunities for all round development of children and the objective is to make the children healthy, intelligent, confident, competent learners and good citizens of India. The building is made up of modular concentric units, equipped with ample open green spaces both inside and outside the grounds. This configuration will enable further expansion of the facility, if necessary in the future, by adding further similar architectural units.
Ferrero also announced the launch in India of its global project, Kinder+Sport developed by Ferrero Group to promote active lifestyles, especially among children. Kinder+Sport is one of the 4 pillars of Ferrero’s Corporate Social Responsibility that is an educational program that promotes active lifestyles for children and teenagers.
The project was launched at Vidya Prathistan School at Baramati.2 Speaking about the initiatives, Mr. Luigi Oddone, Managing Director, Ferrero India, said, “Social Corporate Responsibility has been at the core of the Ferrero Group since its inception. This initiative is a part of our social enterprise initiatives where our focus is on building sustainable communities by creating employment opportunities, providing skills training for our employees and to support initiatives that promote good health care and education for the children in communities where we operate.
Through the ‘Pietro Ferrero Kindergarden’and ‘Kinder+Sport’ we plan to strengthen the link between the company and the local community.” Mr. Inder Chopra, Secretary General, Ferrero India added, “We plan to continue our CSR mission to implement projects and initiatives promoting children’s health and education in the local community at Baramati. We are also pleased to bring Kinder+ Sports to India, where we will develop sports and physical education activities aimed at creating a generation that grows up well and has an active lifestyle.This will be primarily achieved through partnerships with National Sports Federations, institutions and local schools in India”.