Air Products (AP) announced that it has embarked on a new community program to provide safe and healthy drinking water to schools in China.
A launch ceremony themed “Caring for the Younger Generation” recently took place at the No. 2 Primary School of Xiangyuan County, Changzhi City, Shanxi Province.
Partnering with Shenzhen One Foundation, a non-profit organization in China, AP donated 22 sets of water purification and dispensing devices along with reusable water containers to provide purified and warm direct drinking water to more than 12,000 students at 17 schools in Xiangyuan County.
“This is the first one in China supported by a grant from the Air Products Foundation. As part of the program, our employee volunteers will also offer the students science courses relating to water and gases, aiming to plant the seeds of a passion for science in the hearts of the young generation,” said Simon Moore, vice president of AP.