Avantor donates infrared thermometers & masks to students in govt schools

Supporting safe return of students to schools in the country in partnership with the American India Foundation

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New Delhi: Avantor is donating 300 infrared thermometers, and 90,000 surgical and N95 masks to help protect students of over 250 government schools across Mumbai, Delhi/NCR and Jammu through the American India Foundation.
“The COVID-19 pandemic impacted over 320 million students as government schools were closed. Now as these schools across the country start welcoming the students back, infrared thermometers and surgical/N95 masks will assist the school administrators to monitor the safe return of students to schools”, said Devashish Ohri, Executive Vice President, IMEA, Avantor at the ceremonial handover held at the Government Co-Ed. Secondary School, Patparganj, Delhi.
In efforts to promote safety and protection during COVID-19, Avantor has donated thermometers and more than 1.5 million surgical masks to organizations across the globe. In India, working closely with The American India Foundation (AIF), Avantor is targeting the distribution of 300 infrared thermometers and 90,000 surgical and N95 masks over the course of the next couple of weeks.
Elaborating on the rollout of the program, Mr. Ohri, added, “The schools have been shortlisted based on the need and urgency of providing safe spaces for children to return to school. Around 85 schools in Mumbai, 100 schools in Jammu and 66 schools in Delhi will receive Avantor’s support.”
AIF’s Country Director Mathew Joseph said, “Students are eager to return to school where they find stability in learning outcomes, as well as emotional security by bonding with their friends. In such circumstances, the support system needs to ensure that children return to school in a safe environment, and we are grateful to Avantor for their generous gesture. Through our education programs, AIF is building back better normal for school children”
Avantor Foundation supports healthcare and STEM education and has donated nearly $4.8 million and awarded more than 500 grants since 2009.