Bonfiglioli Lays Foundation Stone for Girls Home in India

Bonfiglioli has laid the foundation stone in a village near its plant in Chennai, India for a home for young girls.

The new home in Govindavadi Village (Kancheepuram District) will accommodate 50 girls who are orphaned or from poor families, in order to give them a brighter future.

The home will include accommodation, dining facilities, gardens, a playground and areas for recreation and sports, and extra-curricular activities like drawing, dancing, music, gardening and more. Vocational training in disciplines such as tailoring and computer skills, in addition to education in core subjects (mathematics, science, English language, etc.) will be part of the daily routine. For safety and security, CCTV cameras will be installed, along with the presence of security personnel and women wardens.

The home for girls, CheerFutureRoseLand, is the second home to be built by Bonfiglioli, to help poor and orphaned children living in the area near the Chennai production plant. The first home, CheerFutureLand Home for Boys, was built in 2009 and since then has housed nearly 60 boys who have received education and vocational training in a loving and secure environment. One young man who grew up in the home now works at the Bonfiglioli Chennai plant as a technician. "My father had a passion for helping children, especially in educating them and giving them a chance for a better future," said Ms. Bonfiglioli. "We built the boys home in Chennai because, while the Bonfiglioli plant in Chennai was having great success, we could not ignore the children in that area who needed help. Now we want to give this same opportunity to young girls."

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