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In 2001, a devastating earthquake in the Gujarat region of India brought down around 4,000 classrooms- leaving thousands of children without access to education. This earthquake has been described as India's worst natural disaster of modern times.
In a unique partnership with international relief and development agency World Vision Australia, the Company enabled the completion of a major schools rebuilding program in Gujarat.
Steel building materials valued at over $300,000 were donated to enable the reconstruction of 85 classrooms spread around 17 villages in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
"We saw that we were uniquely placed to manufacture steel building solutions at one of our regional operations to help relieve the plight of the local people in Gujarat," said the Company's representative in India, Brian Kelso.
"We are proud to have teamed up with World Vision in this significant reconstruction project for the benefit of the people of Gujarat. By rebuilding these schools, we hope to provide a lasting benefit for future generations."