AppLabs working with FOUR schools under ACT in city

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Hyderabad, Jan 30 (UNI) AppLabs, the world's largest Independent testing, quality management and certification solutions company, today announced that it was working with four schools in the city, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives under the AppLabs Charitable Trust (ACT).

ACT, the philanthropic wing of AppLabs, was started with a special focus on Education and Health Care since 2006. ''We have chosen Education and Healthcare as our two areas of focus and we are making a visible impact with commitment of over 2000 global AppLabsees for these causes,'' AppLabs President and COO Makarand Teje said in a release here.

Of the four schools in Hyderabad, one is a government primary school, which has around 130 boys and girls from Class one to Class five and three privately run schools under Sharada Vidya Niketan in the outskirts of Hyderabad, which has around 200 students, most of them orphans and aged between three and eleven.

Activities in the schools include, donation of uniforms, text books and stationary items. ACT members regularly visit the schools on special occasions like festivals and national holidays, including Independence Day and Children's Day, he added.

AppLabs was closely working with Nirmal Hriday, an NGO run by Mother Teresa Charitable Trust, which supports over 30-old-age-homes in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, where it provides shelter to destitute patients suffering from tuberculosis, diabetes, as well as HIV positive patients. AppLabs makes quarterly donation of life saving medicines to the organisation.

Other initiatives include, holding quarterly blood donation camps, organised in association with the well-known Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust in Hyderabad. Over 300 employees support the cause at every camp. ACT also regularly collaborates with premier hospitals and healthcare Institutions like Wockhardt Hospitals, as well as supports organisations like Family Services, a voluntary organisation based at Bangalore, which runs schools for underprivileged and physically- challenged children.

The AppLabs Charitable Trust also regularly organises voluntary donation camps called 'SAMARPAN', to collect old clothes, books, household and stationary items and the proceeds of which were distributed to old-age-homes, schools for the mentally-challenged, as well as to slums and villages in and around the city.

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