Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (UNI) As part of the global corporate social responsibility initiative,the Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) today launched "Project Sunrise" by setting up a vocational centre for a city based orphanage.
Inaugurating the project, AOF Chairman William S Pinckney said the foundation under the global initiative called One by One campaign had identified 52 orphanages across India into with partnership with the NGOs to support education and health care to the children Mr Pinckney said the AOF would partner with the NGOs and orphanages in 15 towns in Eastern India to begin with to build a brighter future for the children.
The vocational centre in Bhubaneswar was set up for Palli Unanayana Seva Samitee, a voluntary organisation working for the welfare of the deprived women and children since 1985.The orphanage now provides refuge to 365 children securing a better life for them.
The AOF Chairman also presented a wheel chair to one Bebina Padhi a 12 year old girl and a victim of acute paraplegia which crippled her physically.The wheel chair would help Bebina to resume her study as she would be able to reach the school with its assistance, Mr Pinckey said.
The vocational centre,equipped with computers and employees from the Amway,would provide free computer training to the children of the orphanage, Amway Vice President(East)Diptarag Bhatacharaya said.
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