Religare-Army Wives Welfare Assn Join Hands


After success in New Delhi, the Religare-AWWA initiative to be spread to  Pune, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Secunderabad and Udhampur.

NEW DELHI, Nov 3 (The CONNECT)  Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) and Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) today announced their long-standing commitment towards the welfare of specially-abled children through modernisation and holistic development of Asha Schools in New Delhi and elsewhere.

Is all 32 Asha Schools are run by AWWA across the country to nurture the potential of specially-abled children. Asha Schools are nurturing about 1200 children across various cities in India which includes 500 wards of serving personnel and veterans of the armed forces and 500 children from civil backgrounds. Furthermore, Religare announced that the company will support an additional 5 schools in Agra, Hissar, Mathura, Jalandhar, and Guwahati.

Through a significant collaboration initiated between REL and AWWA in December 2022 and April 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed for the upgradation and modernisation of Asha Schools by REL in New Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Secunderabad and Udhampur. Significant infrastructural enhancement has been undertaken by REL in less than a year for Asha School, Delhi for giving it a facelift. Considerable on-ground progress has been achieved in upgrading the schools in other cities as well.

Archana Pande, President AWWA said, Asha Schools have been a beacon of hope and a sanctuary of learning for specially-abled children. “Our commitment is to provide them with the best-in-class facilities

This announcement comes after the successful completion of the first phase of the collaboration that witnessed the modernization of Asha School, Delhi. Replicating the module-based approach implemented at Delhi, REL offers holistic support through various interventions, including the development of the curriculum, infrastructure, and the faculty’s capabilities in other schools as well. Religare also intends to support these schools with the medical and nutritional requirements of the students in addition to provisioning transportation facilities, vocational guidance, and placement and internship assistance.

With the objective of making students financially independent, Religare plans for their gradual introduction to corporations by organizing internship and training opportunities. After their training, Religare will also offer employment within Religare Group companies spread over 100 locations in India.

Dr Rashmi Saluja, Executive Chairperson, Religare Enterprises Limited said,  By supporting the education and well-being of these children, the company hopes to create a better future for them.

The collaboration that began in December 2022 with Asha School Delhi, has been extended to further cover schools in Pune, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Secunderabad and Udhampur. There are plans to expand this partnership to other schools as well.