Zulekha-Metito Agreement

Group to provide clean water to 4 schools in India

Metito Zulekha MOU April 28 2014
By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Apr 29, 2014

SHARJAH: Four schools in Nagpur, India will soon have purifiers providing them clean potable water as part of an initiative by Metito and Zulekha Healthcare Group on Monday.
The signing ceremony was held at the Zulekha Hospital auditorium in Sharjah and was attended by officials from both sides.
The four schools in Nagpur which will have purifiers installed are: the Ravindranath Tagore Convent, Millat Urdu Upper Primary and High School, Public Urdu Upper Primary School and SHUMS Girls High School.
Metito, the leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, will be installing the water purifiers.
Dr Zulekha Daud, managing Director of the Zulekha Healthcare Group and Mutaz Ghandour, CEO Metito, signed the agreement of “Safe Water Supply for Schools” initiative.
Rami Ghandour, Managing Director Metito, told The Gulf Today that they are happy to partner with the Zulekha Healthcare Group, as they identified these schools for installation of clean water solutions.
“Our firm has been operating in India since early ’90s with four offices in different states, and we vow to spread our CSR initiative to cover more schools in India soon,” he said.
Metito and Zulekha Healthcare Group have realised this need and continue in their role of making positive change happen. This partnership will enable both of them to combine their resources, efforts and know-how to provide much-needed and safe drinking water to Indian communities that are unable to do something about it themselves – school children – the hope of the future. Zanubia Shams, CEO  Zulekha Healthcare Group, told The Gulf Today that they have been engaged in a number of CSR activities in Nagpur because the founder of the hospital, Dr Zulekha Daud, hails from the area. As part of giving back to society they brought Metito to instate this project and soon it will spread to other deserving schools.
Access to clean, safe drinking water is a basic human right, but it remains a challenge in India as well as in other countries around the world.
In India, water supply has improved significantly in recent years, with 88 per cent of the population, which is around 1.2 billion, able to access drinking water from improved sources in 2008, compared to 68 per cent in 1990, according to Unicef.
Still, more efforts must be made to improve this figure and to ensure sustainable water supply for generations to come.
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~ by jamilkhan on April 30, 2014.

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