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    Over the years, Forbes Marshall has believed in the philosophy of contributing and giving back to the community it operates in. Thus, when the factory was originally set up in Pune in 1958, Darius Forbes felt it was insufficient to merely purchase land from the farmers who were the original owners of the land; it was necessary to now actively and positively contribute to the community the company would be operating in. So, the first jobs in the company were offered to relatives of the farmers who were then trained for operation and machining skills. Within the suburb of Kasarwadi lighting was provided on lanes leading to homes as well as basic sanitation facilities were looked into. The company also assisted in providing good housing facilities as well, to those who moved into this area. Presently, the social initiatives of Forbes Marshall (FM) are located in the following geographical areas of Pune:Kasarwadi & the industrial suburb where the main factory lies; Morwadi, an urban slum adjacent to the factory at Pimpri (6 kilometres away from the factory at Kasarwadi); Bopkhel village inside the College of Military Engineering campus at Dapodi (about 5 kilometres away from Kasarwadi) and villages in Chakan where we have our initiatives.We work in the areas of health, education and development of women & education encompassing not just child and adolescent education but also attitudinal and personality development, legal rights, awareness building and skill training for women; as per their interest levels; such that there can be additional incomes in the homes, and finally life skill education initiatives for adolescents.

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