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Hellenic Rugs Canada sponsors school in India

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Hellenic Rugs Canada has partnered with Care and Fair, a non-governmental organization working to eradicate child labor, to provide free education for children at a school in India.

 Hellenic Rugs CanadaHellenic Rugs Canada President Ankush Gupta visits the students at Kantilal Vidyar Mandir School.
 Hellenic Rugs CanadaKantilal Vidyar Mandir School features a sign above its main entrance celebrating Hellenic Rugs Canada’s support.

Hellenic Canada's support sponsors 289 students to attend Kantilal Vidyar Mandir School in Badhoi, India, for free, and supplies them with school uniforms and books.

Founded in 1987, the school has a preschool program and a primary school through grade five, employing 10 teachers and four administrative staff. The school's Women Empowerment Center provides free sewing training to girls who have aged out of the school's standard classes. The school also houses Kantilal Vidyar Mandir Clinic, which provides free treatment and medicine to approximately 6,000 patients per year.

"Hellenic Canada chose to enter into this partnership because we care about the cause of not only eradicating child labor, but to provide opportunity to these children to get education and prosper in life," said Ankush Gupta, president, Hellenic Rugs Canada. "We have always looked for opportunities to be involved in this cause and were looking to taking our involvement to the next level. One of our preferred suppliers in India introduced us to Care & Fair, and it was an instant synergy. Their work ties directly into our passion!"

Gupta said the company plans to expand its partnership with Care & Fair to sponsor more schools and to better the Kantilal Vidyar Mandir School.

More information about the school and Care & Fair is online at www.care-fair.org.

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