The speakers for the webinar are an esteemed line up of women leading from the front:
• Ms. Manjula Kalyanasundaram (Managing Director, SBI Foundation)
• Ms. Sonali Khan (Managing Director, Sesame Workshop India Trust)
• Ms. Anuragni Nayar (Programme Director, Sesame Workshop India Trust)
• Ms. Sukhna Sawhney (Head – Content, Sesame Workshop India Trust)
Date: 4th August, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
The webinar will be broadcasted live on SBI Foundation’s YouTube channel.
Please feel free to invite your colleagues who may also have the interest to participate in this webinar.
In the past few months, we have experienced a significant reduction in emissions and air pollution levels the world over. The nationwide lockdown to break the chain of infection has gradually resulted in Mother Nature healing herself. We can further contribute to our planet’s recovery from the enormous environmental damages that we have caused in the name of development and economic gain.
Here is what you can do! Find all those old clothes, paper and stationery at your home and get recycling.
1. Make paper bags for your neighbourhood Kirana stores
2. Make cloth masks
3. Convert bottles and vessels into pots and develop green spaces
Post pictures of you engaging in the activity with your near and dear ones on your social media handle under the hashtag #MakingADifferenceFromHome and tag the official page of SBI Foundation (@SBIFoundation).
Get featured on our social media platforms under our volunteering from the home story and stand a chance to be one of the top 5 volunteers to receive a certificate of recognition from our Managing Director.
The SBI Green Fund aims to promote activities which directly contribute to sustainability such as plantation of trees, construction of bio-toilets, water conservation- construction of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, waste management program-avoidance of single-use plastic, providing solar lights/lamps/panels etc.
For more details, visit www.rewardz.sbi/donation/sbi-green-fund
The funds raised will be utilised for:
Upgrading Healthcare Infrastructure & Diagnostics facilities
Providing Protective Gear.
Research & Development:
Testing Facilities and Home-based Collection
Home Quarantine Protocols and Management
Nutritional Requirement of Patients
Helpline to Tackle Any Psychological Concerns
Capacity Building of Healthcare Professionals with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) for healthcare professionals.
General Awareness for Public.
SBI Foundation (SBIF), our CSR arm has launched a COVID-19 relief fund for implementing various initiatives to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure and
diagnostics facilities, ensure effective patient management, meet the nutritional requirements of individuals infected, capacity building of healthcare professionals, and
a helpline to address psychological concerns that have arisen due to the pandemic. A certain portion of this fund would also be allocated to promote research and
innovation efforts to combat the coronavirus
Click here to read more.
As the whole country is supporting #Lockdown21 to break the chain and fight against #COVID19, SBI Foundation salutes 'Corona Warriors' who are working tirelessly to save lives.
Our Project 'Sanjeevani- clinic on wheels'🚚 in partnership with Bhavishya Bharat, initiated some of the awareness activities for the people of South Sikkim before #GOI announced #lockdown:
🔹Awareness Poster displayed at all the prominent places of the district;
🔹Awareness drive among the community through Social media, mass SMS and WhatsApp group;
🔹Setup a dedicated Helpline Number for the community;
🔹Regular Sanitisation of our Mobile Medical Units.
On World Water Day, let's pledge to save water, as during the outbreaks of the infectious disease like COVID-19, clean water is vital for human health.
Under SBI Gram Seva Program, we have been able to rejuvenate ponds, clean & repair wells, contour trenches and installed water purifiers, handpumps and rainwater harvesting tanks for the village residents in 50 adopted villages of 6 States of India.
SBI Foundation celebrated International Women's Day by felicitating Successful Women from villages and conducted an awareness session on Small Scale Businesses, SHG Strengthening, Women Health and Rights etc. on 8th March 2020 in all the villages adopted under SBI Gram Seva Program.
Team-SBI Foundation at the Bloomberg Square Miles Relay Run 2020 at Jio Garden, Mumbai.
SBI Foundation inaugurated the “Waste No More”, an end to end Dry Waste Management project with 100% segregation and recycling waste through a viable business model and initiated a digital campaign to create awareness on waste segregation and management in partnership with Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), Xynteo India Private Limited, Dalmia Poly Pro and Hindustan Unilever. This project showcases an innovative public-private partnership to achieve communal goals.
SBI Foundation has won the prestigious #ICC Social Impact Award 2020 for its flagship program- ‘Centre of Excellence for PwDs’ under the category of ‘Employment Enhancing Vocational Skills’, organised by Indian Chambers of Commerce on 28th February 2020 in Kolkata, India.
Microsoft India today announced a collaboration with SBI Foundation to create opportunities for youth living with disabilities in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector. The three-year program was launched by Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, Microsoft and Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, SBI at an event in Mumbai. Through this collaboration, Microsoft and the SBI Foundation will equip youth living with disabilities with the technology and training needed to better prepare them for integration into the BFSI workforce.
SBI Foundation has launched Project “Learn. Play. Grow” in partnership with the Government of Meghalaya and Sesame Workshop India to bring high-quality early-educational content and teacher training to 3000 Anganwadis in the State. Shri Conrad Sangma, Honorable Chief Minister, Meghalaya, shared his government's commitment to Early Childhood Development with Chamki at the event.
On the landmark occasion of the NIBM’s Golden Jubilee celebration, the leading banks of the country showcased their contribution in areas of Financial Inclusion, Digital Payments, Corporate Social Responsibility and Women Empowerment/Gender Equality.
SBI, being a leading bank of India and also the major contributor towards social development, showcased the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contribution at the event. SBI through its CSR arm SBI Foundation, presented 3D-Model depicting three major programs, SBI RSETIs, SBI Gram Seva and SBI Youth for India Fellowship Programme.
Centre of Excellence for PwDs is hand-holding a program on 'general banking' for employees with speech and hearing impairment (SHI) of Union Bank of India at UBI Staff College, Bengaluru from 20/01/2020 to 23/01/2020.
Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi, MD&CEO, SBI Foundation joined 2nd Rural Dialogue as a speaker to present and discuss innovation and success under the aegis of entrepreneurship. This event was organised by the Center for Rural Technology-IIT Guwahati along with All India Institute of Local Self Government in Guwahati on 20th January 2020.
Shri G S Rana, General Manager, SBI Lucknow and Shri Nixon Joseph, President & COO, SBI Foundation inaugurated ‘SBI Prerna’-Stichting Centres for women, RO Plant set up for clean drinking water and other such interventions for the people living in the villages of Gorakhpur district, U.P, adopted under the SBI Gram Seva Program.
Under Project #SBI Darpan, SBI Foundation in partnership with Synergy Sansthan started 4-days Block-level Sickel Cell Anemia #awareness drive for the people of Jhirniya, M.P. This awareness initiative includes Street-plays, community meetings, film screening etc. for engaging the people living in tribal areas.
Centre of Excellence for PwDs is conducting five days of inclusive training on MS office packages over JAWS for UCO Bank employees with visual impairment at Central Staff College, Kolkata from 09/12/2019 to 13/12/2019. Both the Executive Directors of UCO Bank, Shri Ajay Vyas and Shri Charan Singh addressed the inaugural session today.
SBI Foundation in partnership with UNV celebrated the International Volunteers Day with the youth from various colleges, corporates and NGOs.
“Volunteering is not only a selfless service but a much-needed activity to make a positive difference to the people who are in need”.
A review meeting of SBI Gram Seva Program was held on 22/11/2019 at SBI Foundation, Corporate Centre, Mumbai to understand the implementation progress and impact achieved by our NGO partners. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss steps to further enhance the impact and strategize measures for sustainability of the program through community participation.