CSR Projects approved by the Board for the FY 2022-23:
Fight against COVID:
The Covid-19 situation in India has improved significantly and things have started to revert to normal after the second wave, and the recent third wave has not been severe in terms of impact. Even though, more waves are being anticipated, it is believed that the vaccination coverage and the preparedness of the governments would reduce the severity of the impact.
Hence, CA Grameen has decided to scale up its CSR efforts on the other themes identified in the last year to provide maximum support to its communities.
However, as part of its “Health” theme related CSR objectives, CA Grameen shall continue and complete the vaccination drive programs in progress and reserve a portion of CSR funds towards the below activities which shall be conducted on a need basis through its branch network:
- Vaccination drives
- Providing health kits/safety gears to frontline Covid warriors like Asha workers, Anganwadi workers, PHC staff, GPs, TPs, ZPs, police personnel, and TMC staff.
- Meeting infrastructure requirements of COVID care centers established by local authorities.
- Provision of essentials to COVID impacted families.
- Provision of medicines and facilitation of primary care for the needy.
- Any other activity/request that could come up from stakeholders during the year.
Branch level community development activities:
As part of its branch level community development activities, CA Grameen is planning to work through its branches across its operational geographies with a focus on the below programs:
- Improving Anganwadi/primary school facilities [continued] – Inspection of the local Anganwadi or primary schools, understanding the basic needs like availability of toilets, safe drinking water, furniture, painted walls, toys, playing/sports items etc., and fulfilling few basic needs of these educational institutes.
- Rural development program [continued] – Improve rural public infrastructure like: Anganwadi centers, local Panchayat offices, police stations, veterinary hospitals, Primary Health Care centers, Govt. hospitals, etc. (the listed names are indicative in nature and other public infrastructure shall also be considered on a need basis).
- Humanitarian aid and disaster relief activities – CA Grameen shall also provide need-based support which shall be addressed depending on the gravity of the situation. Relief activities can be taken up for the damages caused by cyclones, floods, earthquakes, fire incidents, etc.
- Career guidance sessions – Organizing career guidance sessions for the 10th and 12th standard students by a trained resource person via virtual or physical mode. This would guide the rural students regarding various career options available for them, and help them choose the right educational path post 10th or 12th standard.
CA Grameen field teams will be empowered to take up community development activities in their operational area in consultation with the respective local communities. The branch can identify and execute the above activities within a fixed budget. The field teams can reach out to the CSR team for any new requirements which are outside the list of identified activities.
- Scholarships program: Offer scholarship program to two top scoring girl students from Government schools in each selected district, who pass 10th standard in order to motivate them to continue higher education and to help their families recognize the performance of the child, and encourage her to study further. A set of top districts in discussion with field teams shall be chosen for this initiative.
- Sushikshana: Sushikshana is an interactive program designed to provide children in Class 8 and above, a holistic learning experience on Water-Sanitation-Hygiene (WASH), financial literacy including money management, household budgeting, saving, and wealth creation. It shall also include career guidance sessions for class 10 students to help them make better career choices in future after completing their class 10 education. CA Grameen has experience in implementing this program since many years for now. This program shall be executed through partners.
- Self – learning centre [Pilot]: This pilot is ongoing and will be evaluated post 6 months and based on the review of the impact, one or more centers’ will be established across more operational areas of the company.
- Mobile health check-up vehicles [Pilot]: This is an ongoing pilot conducted in partnership with Dr. M.D. Sachidananda Murthy Memorial Educational Trust, Mysuru in Mysore, Chamarajnagar, and Kodagu districts with 2 vans conducting camps in these districts. The pilot will be continued for 6 months and will be scaled up based on the evaluation of the pilot.
- Free vaccination drives: Vaccine on Wheels is the flagship program of Jivika Healthcare Pvt Ltd, that works to vaccinate eligible individuals at rural / remote places who have challenges to access covid-19 vaccination.
- Improvements at rural health infrastructure: Assessing & improving the infrastructure of selected rural local Primary Health Centers, improvement of rural public toilets, water storage facilities, and waste management infrastructure.
- Tailoring training for women: This project is taken up based on the successful response received for the pilot conducted with multiple partners in the previous year. This program will train women participants on tailoring skills [basic and advanced] through which they can generate income for their families, either through self-employment or by joining suitable organizations.
- Livelihood and skill development for physically/mentally challenged children: This objective will be achieved by providing financial aid or partnering with the institutions that are already providing this support to the physically/mentally challenged children from economically poor background.
- Skill development for rural youth [pilot]: Providing information on government skill development programs, Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI), Govt/private institutions (like ICICI Academy, RSET, and others), and helping the youth to enroll into these programs, provide logistics and accommodation support. This program shall be piloted with 100 students to start with and shall be scaled up based on the positive response.
- Trainings on livestock development [pilot]: Training and equipping farmer women on livestock development, fodder security (sileage making), value addition, and marketing linkages.
- Rainwater harvesting [pilot]: Encouraging water conservation activities in government schools through rainwater harvesting and recharge structures. This program shall be piloted in 1-2 govt. schools in rural areas before the rainy season and based on the impact and positive response, it shall be scaled up to include more schools across our operational geographies.
- Block level ground water improvement program [pilot]: Training and equipping farmers on borewell/groundwater recharge techniques and improving the groundwater level of the block.