At BW LPG India, we fund selected community development and local self-help initiatives that have the potential to transform not just individual lives but entire communities. In April 2023, we began a year-long collaboration with the Nourishing Schools Foundation to support their work with educational institutions to increase the understanding of nutrition and healthy eating amongst students, and encourage healthier cooking with LPG.
At the invitation of the Nourishing Schools Foundation, BW LPG India visited Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Pemasar and GSSS Seruna, both located in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, to see how students are being empowered to take charge of their own nutrition and health.
About Nourishing Schools Foundation
Learning Through Play
Foundational Habits: Children are at a stage where habits, once formed, tend to last a lifetime. By targeting this demographic, the initiative ensures that informed food choices become ingrained behaviors, leading to lifelong healthy eating patterns.
Future Generations Benefit: Educated children grow up to be informed adults. They are more likely to pass on their knowledge about healthy food choices to their offspring, creating a cycle of informed generations.
Ensuring Positive Community Impact
Over the next few months, the Nourishing Schools Foundation will work with school and community representatives to address priority action items. BW LPG India appreciates the opportunity of a site visit to GSSS Pemasar and GSSS Seruna. The visit deepened our understanding of how we can use energy to uplift communities – as we run our business well, we can channel profits to benefit the communities we serve.
Archana Sinha, Co-founder and CEO, Nourishing Schools Foundation, says, “We are immensely proud to partner with BW LPG India on this transformative initiative. Our collaboration will equip young minds in Rajasthan with the knowledge and tools they need to embrace a healthier future. Through these tailored toolkits and workshops, we’re not just educating students; we’re nurturing a generation of informed changemakers who will spearhead the adoption of nutritious diets and cleaner cooking practices with LPG. This project goes beyond immediate impact—it’s about sowing seeds for sustainable health and well-being that students will carry into their futures and beyond.”
Captain Gaurav Bhatia, Managing Director, BW LPG India, says. “On behalf of BW LPG India, we thank the Nourishing Schools Foundation for coordinating a visit to the schools in Rajasthan. Our appreciation also goes to the village elders, school representatives, parents and students who took time to host our visit. It was a privilege to see first-hand how knowledge can transform lives. The benefits will be far-reaching and we are glad to have played a part in facilitating the process.