Under the aegis of the Collins India CSR initiative, the team initiated the Integrated Rural Development (IRD) project across twenty villages in two gram panchayats, namely Gangawara and Bandekodigehalli, Bengaluru.
The Integrated Rural Development (IRD) project is aimed at holistic development of communities around the Collins Aerospace manufacturing unit at Aerospace SEZ in Devanahalli taluk, Bengaluru rural district.
In the initial phase, the project aims to build community resilience by providing infrastructural support to Gangawara gram panchayat to promote better public services to the community. There are plans to create a digital library at the gram panchayat equipped with computers and internet access so that students can continue their education, as well as a training room for Self Help Group (SHG) women members.
Schools in the villages lack good infrastructure, equipment, and a safe and joyful atmosphere. To address this gap, one higher primary school (1st to 7th standard) was selected to receive support in the form of additional classrooms, a computer and STEM lab, amenities for staff and students, solar electrification and rainwater harvesting systems, etc.