The initiative also emphasizes on holistic development of villages by active intervention in areas like education, healthcare and skilling
India: Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics, India’s largest integrated private sector logistics solutions provider, has implemented an initiative- ‘Aashiyana’ where they empowered rural families with affordablehousing inDakshina Kannada Udupi and Kasargodwith World Bunts’ Foundation Trust. The foundationbelieves in holistic development of communities and will be supporting the rural housing initiative actively along with programs designed to provide interventions aroundeducation, healthcare and skill development.The milestone was celebrated on 8th October, by Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman of AllcargoGroup, along with Mr. Sudhir Shetty of the World Bunts’ Foundation Trust. The affordable housing was built in: Kaup, Puttur and Manjeshwara inDakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod.
AllcargoLogistics believes in holistic growth of the communities especially as its culture incorporates community development that is inclusive and impactful. The purpose driven engagement initiatives driven by the company are people-centric inclusive development along with the active participation of the community at all levels. To further this people-centric inclusive development the company has worked alongside the community in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargodto execute innovative programs that have a lasting and positive impact. It believes that housing is the most basic human needand underprivileged sections of the society needs to be empowered with access to better housing.
Allcargo Logistics had taken up similar initiative inOctober 2020 and built 17 houses for the underprivileged inthe Panvel block of Raigad district, Maharashtra. Out of these, 14 houses were handed over to underprivileged in Dhamani (ChotiDhamni, MothiDhamni and Aushyachiwadi), and nearby villages like Sangtoli, and Shivansai.The future goal of Allcargo Logistics is tomake affordable housing, a sustained effort and make it the flagship project.
Brainchild of Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder andChairman of AllcargoGroup, the idea stemmed from his belief that affordable housing is the key to bringing marginalized populations into the social and economic mainstream. He is a passionate supporter of community empowerment at the lowest strata of society and has always been inclined towards the idea of creating a sustainable housing infrastructure for the underprivileged.
On this occasion Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Allcargo Logistics was also conferred as Eminent Bunt personality awardby World Bunts’ Foundation Trust.Also present to commemorate the occasion wasDr. A J Shetty, Chairman, World Bunts’ Foundation Trust.
“It was my son Vaishnav’s 25th birthday, when the vision of building and providing houses to the underprivileged section was conceptualised. We especially value initiatives that put people from marginalized groups, in the centre by focusing on their needs, and giving them tools they need to become active and contributing members of the society. We believe that adequate housing for people and their future families is a basic requirement. This is our way of putting our community first by extending our support and helping them move up the socio-economic ladder,” stated Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Allcargo Group
‘We’re very happy to see people from our community and their families move into new homes. A house spells many things, the foremost being a sense of security, belonging, peace, and comfort. We intend to engage in similar community exercises that can empower people and truly change their lives,” stated Mr. Sudhir Shetty, World Bunts’ Foundation Trust.
Mr.Shashi Kiran Shetty was candid about Allcargo Logisticscorporate social responsibility initiatives moving forward. “We will focus on core areas of education, skill development and healthcare in the future as we want to bring the underprivileged and integrate them into mainstream society. We will empower promising young girls and boys with the Disha initiative, so that they become model citizens in the future.”
AllcargoLogistics CSR Arm Avashya Foundation works with NGOs to empower the youth with professional opportunities through programmes on banking and finance as well as digital literacy. Additionally, it hasbegun offering camps for mental health, psychiatric health, and general health check-ups. Furthermore, to eliminate preventable blindness, the foundation hopes to incorporate its Drushtiinitiative that organises eye check-up camps and treatments around the nation. The foundation is also teaching adolescentgirls about health and hygiene through knowledge sessions in Udupi and Kasargoddistricts.