Coimbatore, 6 June, 2022:
In an ambitious community outreach programme, Walkaroo Foundation recently organized free cataract surgeries and treatment of other eye-related issues at a camp attended by 479 disadvantaged people from villages in and around Malumichampatti. The free eye camp is another milestone crossed by the foundation in its journey towards bringing the benefits of modern health care to weaker sections of society.
Walkaroo Foundation, the dedicated CSR arm of Walkaroo Group of Companies, has for long been engaged in a selfless drive for promoting a more equitable society. “This eye camp is a significant initiative that reflects our belief that the future belongs to all of us, and not to some of us,” said the Group’s Managing Director, Mr. V. Noushad. “We wanted to make advanced medical treatment available to people who cannot afford it and we are happy that to a certain degree, we have been able to get closer to our goals,” he added.
Daily wagers, farmers, industrial laborers and the aged belonging to the lower economic stratum from villages such as Arisi palayam, Nachipalayam, Malumichampatti, Chettipalayam, Okkilipalayam, Bodipalayam, Seerapalayam, Mache Goundampalayam, Madukkarai, J.J Nagar, and Anbu Nagar, converged at the camp that was organized in partnership with Aravind Eye Hospital.
What capped the remarkable outcomes of the programme was the Walkaroo team that walked the extra mile to take 84 people from the camp to the Aravind Eye Hospital for free cataract surgery. The patients were also provided free accommodation and food, and were given free transportation back home, escorted by Walkaroo volunteers.
The entire camp was conducted in adherence with the covid protocols in vogue and a web based interface for registration was specially created by Walkaroo Information Technology team to always ensure physical distancing.
About Walkaroo Foundation: Walkaroo foundation is a registered Not-for-Profit company incorporated under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. The CSR arm of Walkaroo Group, Walkaroo Foundation focuses its efforts on creating and promoting a more equitable society as they believe that the future belongs to all of us – not some of us. Striving for and working restlessly towards a more sustainable way of life is the motto they abide by. The key focus areas of Walkaroo Foundation are Health, Education, Inclusiveness and Community Development & Sustainability and they have 4 schemes, Susthithi, Shiksha Samunnathi, Aasrayadeepam and Arike respectively.
About Walkaroo: Walkaroo, a homegrown brand, was launched in the year 2013 to provide the latest fashion in footwear for everyone. Walkaroo introduced sports sandals at Rs 499 and was a pioneer to set a trend of aspirational products at affordable ranges in the footwear segment. The brand grew its portfolio with more additions that included flip flops, sports shoes, half shoes, for gents and ladies. It has sub brands, Walkaroo Oneders for kids, Walkaroo care+ with added cushioning, Blue Tyga and Toes & Togitoes to cater to consumers across age groups. The Brand is currently endorsed by Aamir Khan who has himself built a reputation for perfection. During the financial year 21-22 Walkaroo has exceeded a turnover of over Rs 1800 Crores. The brand has a pan India presence through over 750 dealers, it reaches out to customers through over 1.5+ Lakh retail outlets. The brand also works towards sustainable initiatives, like, renewable energy, water recycling, afforestation in most of its manufacturing locations.