Learning Center for Underprivileged Children
Wilhelmsen Ship Management have sponsored a learning center in Dadar, a densely populated residential neighbourhood in Mumbai. The learning center provides value based sessions to improve self-esteem and self-confidence for slum dwelling children in the neighborhoods. The center provides English, Maths and Life Skills subjects to the children as after school care lessons when they return from their daily school sessions.
The learning center in Dadar currently caters for 25 students and with the additional funding, we hope to grow the center to accomodate 50 students.
[L-R] Anette Hoey, Vice President of Marine Personnel, Hakon Lenz, Chief Operating Officer for Wilhelmsen Ship Management, Pratibha Baviskar, Wilhelmsen Seafarer Representative Mumbai, Beena Advani, Chief Operating Officer for Angel Xpress, John Beck, Vice President of Global Procurement System, Carl Schou, CEO and President and Esther Gan, Vice President of Marketing and Communication for Wilhelmsen Ship Management.
In conjunction to our donation, we held an "Inspire our Children" session where Carl Schou, our CEO and President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management, Kunal Katyal, General Manager of Wilhelmsen Marine Personnel India and our very own 2nd officer, Joel Barboza gave an engaging talk about shipping and life at sea to the children of Angel XPress.
The children showcased their talents as they performed their well choreographed dances to the audience and a student testimony on the impact of the learning center that has changed her life.
We adjourned the event with lunch distribution for the children where our seafarers have helped in the distribution.
It was a good opportunity for the Wilhelmsen senior management and seafarers to meet and network with each other. It was a great catching up session for everyone.We would like to thank all seafarers, family members and employees that have joined us. Your presence made it extra special for the children of Angel Xpress that day.
About Angel Xpress Foundation
Angel Xpress Foundation (AXF) is a Mumbai-based Section 8, 12 A and 80 G accredited, not for profit organisation. AXF started as a platform for concerned and conscious citizens of Mumbai who can spare their time and resources for the betterment of school going children from neighboring slums. Today, students enroll into AXF programs starting from Grade 2 and are tutored, mentored and guided through to Grade 12. AXF flagship program is The Free Learning Centre Project which enables citizens to offer a range of experiences to school-goers from slums in the neighbourhood. Currently it operates in 20 centres and 40 batches across Mumbai.
Read more about AXF : https://angelxpress.org/