CORO welcomes India’s leading philanthropist, Azim Premji

We were privileged to host Azim Premji, Rishad Premji, Ananth Padmanabhan and Tasqeen Macchiwalla of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) on Monday, 27th June, 2016 at CORO. We are grateful to APPI for supporting our work in reducing violence against women and in developing grassroots leaders. APPI has been supporting Women’s Empowerment program of CORO since 2014. The program aims at building social knowledge around impacting social norms for eliminating violence against women.

Mr. Premji and his team first visited a slum in Nirankari Colony, Shivajinagar and interacted with the women in the community who were once victims of domestic violence and have now become grassroots leaders working on the same issue in their respective localities. CORO’s women empowerment program team, Bijutai Bhosale, Mumtaz Shaikh, Sujata Lawhande explained to Mr. Premji how in the name of social norms women are victimized and have to often face unlawful social practices which CORO’s intervention is changing.

The visit ended at CORO’s administrative office in Suman Nagar, Chembur where there were more detailed discussions on this program and other flagship programs of CORO viz., Quest Grassroots Leadership Development Program and the Meena Raju Manch Gender sensitization Program.

The day ended on a very motivating note for the CORO team and the visit by APPI team will remain etched in our minds.