NEW YORK - Jan 31, 2013
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the opening of 'Infor School' to provide basic education facilities for the under-privileged children in Rollakallu, a village in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh. Equipped with best-in-class infrastructure, the 'Infor School' was inaugurated by A.Venkateswara Rao, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Warangal, Urban; Mr. M.Somaiah, Dy. DEO, School Education, Mahabubabad, Rammohan Rao; Vandita Rao from RDF and Ranga Pothula, Vice President, Infor's center of excellence in Hyderabad.
Aimed to enable holistic development of under-privileged children, project 'Infor School' is an initiative by Infor CARE, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wing of Infor's office in Hyderabad and is developed in partnership with Rural Development Foundation (RDF), the pioneers in taking education to the remote villages of Andhra Pradesh. Furthermore, the project has also helped generate employment for 17 teaching and 5 non-teaching staff from the region, while about 35 families were able to earn their livelihood for 6 months during the construction of the school.
Sprawled over 6600 sq ft, the infrastructure boasts 10 classrooms, along with separate rooms for office, equipment and storage. Additionally, to create a joyful learning environment for children, the school is also equipped with a computer lab, library and a playground within the school premises.
Speaking during the inauguration, Ranga Pothula, Vice President of Infor's center of excellence in Hyderabad said, "We are proud to drive a project that will touch the lives of people in rural India. Infor staff in Hyderabad not only funded this project completely, but also planned, designed and executed it along with significant contribution from Infor employees and their friends. Our aim is to inspire more corporations to come together through such platforms and take up large scale projects that can make a meaningful difference to the region."
Speaking on the occasion, Sri A.Venkateswara Rao, IPS, SP, Warangal, Urban said, "I sincerely appreciate the gesture of Infor in getting the modern school constructed and handing over to Rural Development Foundation (RDF) as part of the local corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Infor employees. RDF students are blessed to have this facility".
"We employ more than 1000 staff in our Infor office in Hyderabad who have initiated many CSR activities in the past 17 years," continued Pothula. "We've regularly provided blood donations, funded medical treatment, supported orphanages and homes for the aged. Additionally, large-scale events such as relief programs during natural calamities have been meticulously planned, project managed and executed by enthusiastic volunteers. We've come together on many occasions to initiate work on many such projects that touch the lives of people who are battling the bitter battles of life, in the remote villages of Andhra Pradesh."
Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.