LANXESS India Organized “Fun Day” for Children of Bombay Teen Challenge

Program included a football match, treats at McDonalds and donation of clothes and toys

Online PR News – 11-August-2009 – – Employees of LANXESS India brought joy and fun to under-privileged children of the Bombay Teen Challenge (BTC) by organizing an exciting football match for them on Friday, August 7. The match was keenly competitive, and the kids were fascinated by the rules of the game, which—to them—do not exist in street soccer.

There was a touching display of good sportsmanship and team spirit among the children who made sure that everyone got a chance to play irrespective of what background he or she came from. After the match, more pleasant surprises awaited them: the children received gifts and were treated to cheese burgers and French fries at McDonalds.

Following the match, LANXESS India employees donated clothes and toys to Bombay Teen Challenge. .

Dr. Joerg Strassburger, Managing Director and Country Representative of LANXESS India, said: “LANXESS sympathizes deeply with the plight of these children. We will put continuous efforts into shaping the future of our communities. We share the dream of the community to nurture young minds and encourage the children to go forward and be the best that they can be.”

LANXESS believes that its corporate citizenship programs should look beyond its business boundaries and be directly beneficial to the local community. Its support of the Bombay Teen Challenge over the past years is an example of its commitment to help improve the needs of society. During the Christmas season of 2008, LANXESS sponsored one year of tuition fees for 76 children belonging to BTC. A year before that, on December 28, 2007, employees of LANXESS also helped paint BTC’s shelter at Gole Deol in Mumbai.

Bombay Teen Challenge is a non-profit NGO recognized by the Government of India and is registered under the BPT Act F –14248. The NGO is engaged in activities of Health, Education, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation of drug addicted boys and youth, women trapped in prostitution, the at-risk daughters of prostitutes and other girls vulnerable to the sex industry and street children who are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation especially beggar children.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.58 billion in 2008 and currently around 14,800 employees in 21 countries. The company is represented at 44 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.