For the past four years, JLR India have been running a project which supports the local community.
Working alongside seven NGOs or educational establishments; to date, the JLR Manufacturing team have donated 500 work benches to local village schools for underprivileged children.
Using the wooden skids on which painted bodies are transported from the UK, a local carpenter works with the JLR team to develop and build three different benches sizes to accommodate children of all ages.
Just before Christmas, the NSC provided two vehicles to bring in children from one of the recipient schools to allow them to see where their benches came from. Please take a look at the video to learn more about the project.
Facts and Figures
The plant in Pune is a Contract Manufacturing Plant run by TML with a small JLR contingent to support the operation.
6 vehicles locally assembled in India wholly for the India market: XE, XF, XJ, Evoque, Discovery Sport, F pace.
The video highlights a village school for underprivileged children located just outside Pune to whom the JLR manufacturing team, working alongside a local NGO Charity called 'Ashta No Kai', have donated 65 school benches.
The carpenter uses only locally employed labour to hand-make every robust and long lasting bench.
Other project supported include children from: migrant communities who are often found begging on the streets with their parents, transient mining communities, remote village locations and missionary charity run schools for girls.
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