Saturday, September 26

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Bihar & Jharkhand Think-tank for Socio-economic Development Announced
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Bihar & Jharkhand Think-tank for Socio-economic Development Announced

Patna, Sept. 24, 2020: Professionals from Bihar and Jharkhand working in NGOs and CSR in other parts of the country and beyond, have come together to announce a think-tank - BIJ Community for the inclusive and sustainable development of the two states of Bihar and Jharkhand. The think-tank will be launched at the maiden edition of Bihar & Jharkhand BIJ CSR Conclave 2020 on September 30, 2020. BIJ CSR Conclave 2020 is expected to witness over 200 development and business professionals brainstorm on ways to align Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions for overall development of the two states. It will showcase initiatives taken by corporate CSR and NGOs leaders for Bihar& Jharkhand, and act as a platform for their ideas on holistic transformation of these two sta...
Herbalife Nutrition Launches ‘Build it Better Program’ for Women & Children
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Herbalife Nutrition Launches ‘Build it Better Program’ for Women & Children

Mumbai, Sept. 23, 2020: Herbalife Nutrition today announced its association with Sambhav Foundation to support the “Build it Better Program” for women & children across six cities: Coimbatore, Mangalore, Indore, Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, and Patna over the next ten months. The initiative aims to build awareness about the importance of nutrition and menstrual hygiene, maternal healthcare & childcare among adolescent girls and community women through interactive sessions. The program aims to cover 1650 adolescent girls from Class VI onwards and 500 women in each city. Post every session, sanitary napkins will be distributed to the women and adolescent girls. The “Build it Better” initiative will address malnutrition, maternal mortality, and menstrual hygiene amongst adolescent girls...
#ThankYouTeacher Campaign as a Mark of Gratitude to Teachers
CSR, Education

#ThankYouTeacher Campaign as a Mark of Gratitude to Teachers

NEW DELHI, September 04, 2020: To mark the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Ampersand Group launches a Pan-India campaign #ThankYouTeacher as a mark of gratitude to teachers for their contribution in ensuring continuity of education during the COVID-19 pandemic and their role in strengthening ECCE, as envisaged under the new National Education Policy (NEP) implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Made using TurboCollage from www.TurboCollage.com The #ThankYouTeacher campaign was launched across Balwadis, Anganwadis, pre-schools (ECCE centres), and Adarsh Schools that are under the aegis of state governments and state government municipal bodies but run through public-private partnerships (PPP) with education institutions powered by Ampersand group. This initiative covered over 700 ...
Voices United – An Emotional Tribute to Our Brave Frontline Heroes
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Voices United – An Emotional Tribute to Our Brave Frontline Heroes

MUMBAI, August 31, 2020: Metalloid Productions in partnership with UNESCO – New Delhi and Dukes India as the primary sponsor launch Voices United - Hum Honge Kamyaab with a contemporary and multilingual twist. Voices United - Hum Honge Kamyab is a multi-lingual audio-video track sung by 14 talented artists from across the country to honour and pay a tribute to our brave frontline heroes who have been working tirelessly to keep us safe and battling tooth and nail in these trying times. The track also aims to raise funds for Magic Bus Foundation towards its Crisis Recovery programme in India. They have been at the forefront of Covid-19 relief efforts, having provided dry ration kits to more than 4 lakh people. “Independent India has not faced as big a challenge as we have in th...
The Akshaya Patra Foundation Serves 77 Million Meals across India during COVID-19 Pandemic
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The Akshaya Patra Foundation Serves 77 Million Meals across India during COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW DELHI, 26th August 2020: Undertaking food assistance to support the government’s relief efforts to help the vulnerable populations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in India, The Akshaya Patra Foundation has actively contributed over 77 million (7.7 CRORE) meals over the last 6 Months across 52 Locations in 17 States & 2 UTs, in the form of freshly cooked food and food relief kits with essential groceries Food assistance, to address food insecurity that has compounded as a result of the pandemic Aid to wider demography at the pan-India level through a well-established network to support disaster relief Minimised risks of health issues arising from food and nutrition insecurity. Akshaya Patra has been reaching out to people from vulnerable communities, such as daily-wage ear...
Empowering the Marginalized will Directly Impact the Development: Jiji John
CSR, Interviews

Empowering the Marginalized will Directly Impact the Development: Jiji John

Photo Credit: Child Help Foundation Children are the future of every nation and the world economy. The well-being and development of every child has been covered in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Child Help Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, has been working since 2010 with a vision “to reaching out to marginalized children in need, empowering them, bringing smiles and making them future ready.” Mr. Jiji John, Executive Director, Child Help Foundation talks to MediaCatalyst about Child Help Foundation’s journey, attainment of SDG 2 in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the situation of underprivileged children for whom classroom learning was the only option, and the future plans. Excerpts from the interaction. 1.      &nbs...
ApnaMask Rolls Out ‘I am a Corona Soldier’ Campaign
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ApnaMask Rolls Out ‘I am a Corona Soldier’ Campaign

New Delhi, 20 August 2020: ApnaMask, a non-profit initiative and volunteer group by StartupsVsCovid has rolled out  ‘I am a Corona Soldier’ campaign. The campaign aims to recruit a robust force of ‘Corona Soldiers’ who protect the country against the coronavirus with very simple and light ammunition - a mask. As per the Campaign details, the Corona Soldiers will commit to wearing a mask everytime they step out and will encourage others to do the same. Sport stars Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt along with Bipasha Basu, Diana Penty, Mouni Roy and Keerthi Suresh have embraced this intitiative along with gallant Army veterans Lt. Col. MK Sinha (Retd), a Kargil war hero  and Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) together with ApnaMask are calling upon every Indian to become Corona So...
AVSAR Scholarship Programme Addressing the Concern of School Dropouts
CSR, Education

AVSAR Scholarship Programme Addressing the Concern of School Dropouts

New Delhi, Aug 19 2020: The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s AVSAR Scholarship Programme serves to address the concern of school dropouts due to financial constraints by bridging the gap between the students and scholarships. Akshaya Patra essentially plays the role of the facilitator and sources scholarship opportunities for deserving students from the wide array of scholarships offered by the Government and corporates. In 2019-20, scholarships worth ₹2,33,02,871 were provided to over 1,547 students across the country. All the students were chosen based on merit and need after profiling over 14 thousand students and reviewed 5,831 applications. AVSAR is a part of Akshaya Patra’s flagship initiative, National Endeavour for Student Transformation (NEST) through which the Foundation seeks to g...
Wadhwani Foundation Celebrates the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
CSR, News

Wadhwani Foundation Celebrates the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Bengaluru, August 17, 2020: Wadhwani Foundation today launched a special campaign celebrating the ‘Spirit of Entrepreneurship’. The campaign branded as ‘Heart to heart: From one Entrepreneur to Another’, focuses on knowledge sharing by leading entrepreneurs to help other startups and entrepreneurs reeling under the pandemic by sharing their inspirational stories – how they found a way out even in times of acute economic and business distress. The campaign has launched a series of five video messages by leading entrepreneurs sharing their valuable experiences in a heart-to-heart and inspiring manner, talking about their journey, the road to be a successful entrepreneur and the resilience required to tide over the COVID-19 crisis by turning adversity into business opportunity. ...
Dream Girl Foundation Celebrates Rakshabandhan with Bigg Boss 13 Star
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Dream Girl Foundation Celebrates Rakshabandhan with Bigg Boss 13 Star

Gurgaon: Television star and Bigg Boss 13 celebrity Paras Chhabra visited the Dream Girl Foundation, based in Gurgaon, on Rakshabandhan. The Foundation is an orphanage that claims to supports as many as 5200 children and is supported by the Surbana Jurong Group, an urban, infrastructure, and management services consulting firm. Established in 2003, it provides underprivileged children with education, ailing people who can't afford treatment with health care, and downhearted people with smiles. Paras Chhabra at Dream Girl Foundation Paras spent the day with as many as 30 little girls and distributed face masks, chocolates, sanitizers, and stationery. He spoke to them about the importance of personal hygiene, particularly in the current situation when the pandemic was spreading like w...