At the end of the day, we all thrive to create "shared value" for our community. We, at Schindler India, have always strived towards recognizing and acting on the importance of education, especially among India’s youth. We understand that education acts as an ultimate catalyst in elevating the social and economic conditions, uplifting the quality of life and our society. We are committed to people development by empowering the people we work with and the communities we live and operate in.
Schindler moves more than 1.5 billion people across the globe with its urban mobility solutions every day.
Our mission is simple - to elevate people and our communities to newer possibilities with the power of education while constantly striving to make important, impactful contributions. We believe that the ability to give back to society is an empowering one, which will make all the difference in the years to come.
Making education accessible, Schindler India in collaboration with Door Step School launched a unique School On Wheels initiative in 2019. At least 35 million children aged 6 - 14 years do not attend school. About 37% students in rural areas of Maharashtra, the country’s second most literate state, are not studying at all.
"To ignite the interest among the kids to join proper education and also motivate their parents and guardians to send their kids to school."
The aim behind Schools on Wheels is to ensure that no child is deprived of his/her right to education. It’s to encourage and inculcate education amongst them and make them want to go back to school. This initiative promotes education in an endeavour to make a positive impact in the communities we live in. School on Wheels is designed to reach out to children who have dropped out of school in remote locations where setting up temporary classrooms was not feasible.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ashok Ramachandran, CEO, Schindler India, said, "We would like the students or the kids who are in small towns and villages to get interested in going to mainstream schools. The teachers who are in the mobile buses are responsible to ignite the interest among the kids to join proper education and motivate their parents and guardians to send their kids to school."
The bus is designed such that it modifies into a classroom with all necessary educational supplies including a TV, DVD player, and audio-visual learning material. It offers an encouraging environment where students learn basic skills. It also doubles as a mobile reading room for children and provides them access to a variety of reading material and books.
It serves as a great learning platform for children who will be the future of this country. Today, School on Wheels has reached out to hundreds of children across several villages, trained hundreds of teachers, and empowered them to realize their potential.
Schindler’s very own university was launched in Chakan, Pune, in line with the government’s Skill India Mission. Recognising the importance of highly skilled manpower, this university was born out of the belief that every employee is an ambassador for the brand. It is the only facility in India to train engineering graduates to become techno commercial executives.
Our motive was simple, we wanted to be the best-in-class learning organization that acts as a differentiator to build competitive advantage through people.
In addition to the regional training centres in Mumbai, Noida and Bengaluru, Schindler University provides tailored learning solutions to our employees which help them to improve their overall installation capabilities, customer interaction and support skills. Equipped to train about 300 people at a time, the complete training will empower our employees to handle and carry out major projects, communication, and project management.
The training centres are equipped with Schindler's latest elevator shafts and electronic control simulators to ensure that our engineers and service technicians are well-trained and certified to work on the equipment so that the elevators have the same world-class quality, reliability and safety which the Swiss company is known for. This allows our customers to have access to not only the best-in-class equipment that’s installed by highly trained, skilled engineers but also round the clock access to certified professionals capable of executing challenging projects efficiently and in a timely manner.
This exceptional value is making Schindler a first choice of major developers and builders in India.
Our people are at the heart of what we do, their success is our success. We continue, relentlessly to create a positive impact and elevate new possibilities.