KEY ONGOING CSR PROJECTS:
Total Sanitation Project, Bharuch, Gujarat
FICCI SEDF undertook Abbott India Limited’s Total Sanitation Project, which was launched in December 2014 in two villages of Bharuch, Gujarat. The objective of the project was to make the villages Open Defecation Free (ODF). -The project aimed at building 500 toilets in households, community and schools and the target was achieved by August 2016. Simultaneously, a Behavioural Change program was conducted to address old practices and habits as well as understanding the importance of sanitation. Over 2000 community members were reached out under the behavior change program. The monitoring of the progress was undertaken using a digital system that reflects real time data.
Sanitation Project in Girl Schools, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
FICCI SEDF is managing The Sanitation Project in the district of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh on behalf of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU). As their commitment towards ensuring sanitation and hygiene through the Swachh Bharat Vidyalaya Campaign, BTMU is building 250 girls toilets in Government Schools. In due course of the project 250 toilets shall be installed in Government schools. The students of 250 girls’ school will be reached out, to undertake the behavior change program by March 2018.
The Mumbai Slum Sanitation Project
For Reliance, FICCI SEDF is managing The Mumbai Slum Sanitation Project in the urban slum settlement in Mumbai. Under the project, the community toilets are being constructed in the identified geography for improving sanitation practices and access to water & electricity equipped sanitary facilities. The project aims at building 10 community toilets that caters to the community members of an urban slum with poor sanitation facilities.
Financial Literacy Study, Jharkhand
Financial Literacy Study was undertaken in 30 villages of Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. IIFL Foundation believes that individuals with basic financial knowledge can make informed financial decisions and therefore, maintain better financial health.Through its CSR projects, IIFL will endeavor to provide information of financial products,especially of rewards and risks, in order to better equip the financially excluded to make informed choices with respect to money. The study was undertaken to understand the existing awareness regarding and utilization of the financial services offered so as to contextualize the intervention.
Paul Merchant Solid Waste Management Program, Bharuch, Gujarat
In an effort to ensure sustainability of the sanitation project, a solid waste management program has been initiated in the two villages of Talodhra and Dhadera, Bharuch. Through the initiative the project aims to create a system of waste collection, segregation and recycling to improve the environment condition of the two villages. The project shall reach out to over 600 households.
Castrol Road Safety Project
Castrol India Limited, in collaboration with FICCI SEDF, is undertaking an extensive Road Safety Project with Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) drivers. As part of the project, a three pronged approach has been adopted so as to address the issue of road safety norms to be adopted by HMV drivers on the highways & in cities, financial literacy as well as eye care practices. Currently, a total of 1200 HMV drivers have been reached and the preparations for the second phase of implementation is underway and shall culminate by November 2017.
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