Walkaroo Foundation, the CSR arm of Walkaroo Group of Companies is committed to support education of the underprivileged in local communities.
As part of this initiative, the foundation has signed a 3-year MOU with District Education Department with a view to support the education of underprivileged children in Malumichampatti area of Coimbatore. Recently, Walkaroo has built classrooms and noon meal shed for Government Higher Secondary School, Malumichampatti worth 50 lakhs.
To keep local communities involved as a collective process of community building, Walkaroo collaborated with the principal, parent teacher association, municipal bodies, and others throughout the construction process, including obtaining government clearances. The Principal and local dignitaries performed the initial puja prior to construction as well as the inauguration.
This project is a part of series of projects undertaken by the group. The other projects are at Nanganjud, Mysore and Kinaloor, Kozhikode. Apart from supporting in building the infrastructure, Walkaroo Foundation also provides financial aid to students in pursuing their academic goals.
Commenting on this initiative, VKC Noushad, Managing Director, Walkaroo Group of Companies, said, “We have been actively contributing to the development of local communities for the past few years. With a strong belief that learning environment and infrastructure are critical in a child’s growing phase, Walkaroo has been instrumental in contributing and building the essential infrastructure at Malumichampatti by supporting the construction of four classrooms and a midday meal shed in the government school. We will continue supporting our local communities byproviding them with amenities that would provide a holistic learning experience for the students. Walkaroo Foundation also undertakes development projects in domains of Healthcare, Sports, women empowerment etc.”
About Walkaroo: Walkaroo, a homegrown brand, was launched in the year 2013 to provide latest fashion in footwear for everyone. Walkaroo introduced sports sandals at Rs 499 and was pioneer to set a trend of aspirational products at affordable ranges in the footwear segment. More changes to the brand’s collection included flip flops, athletic shoes, and half-shoes for both men and women. Walkaroo Oneders for kids, Walkaroo Care+ with added cushioning, Walkaroo Toes & Togitoes for Formals, and other sub brands appeal to a wide range of consumers. Aamir Khan, who has developed a reputation for excellence, is currently the brand’s ambassador.
During the financial year 20-21 Walkaroo has exceeded a turnover of over Rs 1000 Crores. The brand has a pan India presence through over 500 dealers and it reaches out to customers through over 1 Lakh retail outlets. In several of its manufacturing locations, the brand also works for environmental projects such as green energy, water conservation, and afforestation.