The Apna Group of Companies attributes the last 25 years of success to people and their contributions great and small. It has spared no effort to ensure that people, both – within and associated with the Group, get their fair share of dignity, respect, opportunity, encouragement, and kudos. This said Apna has extended the ideology of its Founder, the Late Mr. C Desappan which was to touch lives while continuing the business of providing solutions. The Group’s humble boast is the Apna Foundation, through which it works to give back to society.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around” – Leo Buscaglia
The Apna Group’s Vision to Provide Solutions & Touch Lives initiated the birth of the Apna Foundation which aims at touching the lives of children and adults from backward communities.
Akshara is a small school started by the Foundation in 2005.Providing Nutrition & Education is the core essence of Akshara. Classes are held every evening and these classes are aimed at providing basic reading & writing knowledge to children and adults. The students at the foundation come from all walks of life & occupations – shepherds, domestic maids, construction labourers and their children, beggars etc.
The teachers to the children and adults at the foundation apart from the regular teachers are the engineers from Apna Technologies & Solutions who volunteer on different days to teach the children and the adults on subjects like Maths & basic knowledge of reading and writing in local languages like Kannada & Tamil.
Other information like hygiene & family planning is extended to the children & adults respectively. Since Nutrition forms a very important part of the betterment of the students the Foundation provides Milk and one basic meal every evening.
The foundation takes pride in the fact that as on November 2006 it has been responsible for the literacy of 38 children & adults.
Providing Solutions….Touching Lives is the Group’s Vision which leads the way to touch more lives and make a difference to people who in turn make a huge difference to this world!