Sophos, made a successful acquisition of Cyberoam to make a vigorous approach in India. Now, the company has stood for the welfare of people in rural India.
The UK based Security Company, as a part of its CSR initiative has come forward to adopt Ropda village, an outskirt of Ahmedabad affirming to bring an inclusive development of the village by addressing the key areas like education, sanitation, basic infrastructure, medical facilities and women empowerment.
Sophos has earmarked a budget of Rs. 1 crore for these development activities and half it has already been consumed for village welfare activities.
This money will be spent on improving the existing school infrastructure, supporting academic programs and improving the overall quality of education.
Sharing more on the benevolent approach, Vijay Rane, Vice President (HR), Sophos India, said, “In order to improve the health and wellness of villagers, the plan is to setup a rural clinic and organize health camps at regular intervals. Sophos also plans to further the cause of women empowerment in the village by imparting training in arts, crafts and other skillsets. The objective is to make them self-dependent. “The company will also work with the Village Development Committee to ensure all development work in the village is processed smoothly and happens on time.
Another critical investment area will be sanitation wherein the company will build toilets for 107 houses, improve drainage and install dustbins at various locations in the village, said the release.
Keeping a stature of eco-friendly technology, the company has installed solar street lights to meet the energy requirement of the village community
Citing on the adoption, Hemal Patel, Senior Vice President, IT and Operations Sophos said, “Our Company is committed to improving the quality of life of the economically disadvantaged section of the Indian populace. We believe adopting a village is one of the ways we can contribute to giving back to the community. Our core objective is to become a successful catalyst for positive change and make Ropda self-reliant. The aim is to enhance education, improve living conditions and change the village economy for the better.”
There will also be a primary focus on building water conservation structures with the active involvement of the villagers; the objective is to preserve rainwater and facilitate agricultural activities, the release said.
Village adoption is one amongst a long lineup of Sophos’s short and long term CSR initiatives in India that include, organizing blood donation camps for thalassemia children, joining hands with Polio foundation to fight diabetes in India through Sophos Juvenile Diabetes Centre and working with Blind People’s Association and Smile Foundation to help the physical challenged live with dignity.