TIP Nordic has for some time supported Gadens Boern, a NGO that works with vulnerable street children in Kolkata, India. The support has led to a specially designed semitrailer that will create awareness around Gadens Boern.
It started with an idea on a trip to India in January 2012 where founder, Pia Lindell Qwist, for the first time experienced the street children's realities and conditions in Kolkata. This, as well as the sight of their miserable housing conditions in unsafe areas along roads, under bridges and on stations, motivated the foundations of Gadens Boern:
In just 7 years 3 schools with a total of 470 children, outreach work and a health clinic for vulnerable street children has been setup. Operations include schooling and education, nutritional food, healthcare, medicine, clothing and much more.
For just €200 a year a child receives a whole year of schooling including food and healthcare.
Semitrailer with unique design to support Gadens Boern
"After our first meeting with Pia Lindell Qwist, we were convinced that we somehow wanted to support this fantastic organisation ", says Christian Petersen, Vice President TIP Nordic and continues: "It became a semitrailer with a unique design. Our suppliers covered the extra cost and our customers NTG Nordic & Combino Spedition supported Gadens Boern with an amount each, that in total gives 30 children access to school, meals and health care for one year. In addition, the trailers create increased awareness around Gadens Boern, TIP and our customers, wherever they are", concludes Christian Petersen.
Gadens Boern Founder, Pia Lindell Qwist is thrilled about the project: "We are so grateful for this amazing setup. Our CSR partnership helps children to a bright and secure future by giving them the opportunity to have an education. Also, the trailers are creating increased awareness all around".
To learn more about Gadens Boern go to www.gadensboern.org