Pratt & Whitney Celebrates Inauguration of Education Center for Girls in India

Pratt & Whitney and its supplier partners donated $113,000 to construct a residential building for underprivileged girls in coperation with KGNMT in Hyderabad
Jul 24, 2014 4:00 PM ET

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and its supplier partners donated $113,000 USD (6,705,000 INR) to construct a residential building for underprivileged girls in cooperation with the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (KGNMT) in Hyderabad, India. Pratt & Whitney contributed $20,000 USD (1,218,000 INR) in addition to United Technologies Corp.'s (UTC) contribution of $45,000 USD (2,643,000 INR) to build the 6,000 square-foot facility, which provides the girls with furnished dormitories, a study center, e-learning center and playground, while incorporating environmentally-friendly features.

The residence will provide local, elementary-age girls in need with a modern home and study resources to help them excel in their education. The facility's e-learning center will provide the children with access to online educational resources, while its environmentally-friendly features, including a solar water heater and kitchen garden, will foster self-sufficiency.

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