India is a land of contrasts. On one hand, there is a great push for literacy and digital connectivity in rural parts of the country. On the other, people there often lack basic necessities. Customers are using Cat® products to accomplish tasks of all sizes across the nations. For example, Cat machines are being used to build a water supply chain extending 200 villages in Madhya Pradesh. Close to this area is the village of Sirali, the second stop of the Built For It™ Trials LIVE: India. Here, the 424B tended to a project of a different scale.
The water supply scheme that Cat machines are helping build will bring drinking water to children. But, to be truly healthy, they also need physical exercise. The district has an 80% literacy rate, but what about a proper place to play in? 40% of schools in India don’t have proper playgrounds. With basic education being the necessity, physical exercise and mental well-being often get overshadowed. That was exactly the case in Sirali, where a school with over two hundred young kids didn’t have a playground.
Strong and reliable, with the power to work tirelessly, the 424B was all set to help build a playground for the children of Sirali. But not without some help from our dealers and the people of Sirali. Our dealers worked with the government authorities to get permissions and the villagers provided the workforce required to help build the playground. Over two days, the 424B, Cat dealers and the local community helped transform the school grounds.
Watch the video, and witness the joy this team-effort brought to the kids.