An exclusive roundtable for 'Implementation of Reservations for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities' conducted by 'Centre of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities'. Click here to read more.
This week at Centre of Excellence for PwDs, we are conducting a multi-level inclusive programme for the trainers and visually impaired employees of Corporation Bank. This training aims to impart knowledge and improve the identified skills of the participants.
Awards and accolades won by Youth for India fellows: Sameer Mishra (Batch: 2016-17) was awarded the ‘Aryabhatt’ award under the Best Science Achievement Category. Click here to read the full story.
Dainik Jagran Kanpur covers the SBI YFI Fellow 2017-18, Saumya Omer, and her budding enterprise -- Tez Masala. Such is the strong aroma and even stronger tastes of these masalas, especially the local chai masala, that they have been converting even the non-users into an addict. The Halpati women take pride in the fact that they have been changing habits nationwide all the way from their kitchens, while the fellow contributes to changing these wo...
Zeenat Tinwala proves to be a boon for schoolchildren in the rural areas of Ganjam district, Zeenat, an SBI Youth for India fellow working with Gram Vikas in Odisha, has developed low-cost teaching-learning materials to aid the teachers in clearing the fundamentals of basic subjects. To read more, Click here!
SBI Foundation’s flagship program, Centre of Excellence for Person with Disabilities (CoE), was invited by RBI to conduct a sensitisation workshop at their ‘Change in Paradigm in HR Management’ Conference held at Grand Pinnacle- Radisson Blu, Alibaug on 15th July, 2018. This session aimed at exploring the barriers faced by PwDs on a daily basis and how to create an inclusive work environment. Click here for more information.
Recently, under SBI Gram Seva program, villagers from Chikhali, Hingani, Tandalwadi and other parts of Beed in Maharashtra, participated in tree plantation of 1000 trees.
Centre of Excellence for PwDs conducted a 5-day multilevel inclusive training programme for Canara Bank’s trainers and employees with disabilities last week at Canara Bank Staff Training College, Bengaluru. Through the training programme, CoE tries to get an insight into the challenges faced by employees with visual impairment and equip them with the skills and confidence they need to be more productive and eventually overcome the limitations t...
Himalayan Blooms- A collection of Rakhis -Check out this year’s collection of Rakhis for that perfect gift of protection started by our SBI Youth for India Alumni- Ms Pratibha. Click here to see more.
Certificate of Appreciation by District Hospital Namchi awarded to Project ‘Sanjeevani’- an initiative of SBI Foundation in partnership with Bhavishya Bharat (NGO) for providing primary healthcare services in Sarak Village of Namchi Block of South Sikkim.
Shri M.K.Rekhi, Managing Director & CEO of SBI Foundation sharing his thoughts on why it is imperative to raise awareness about Organ Donation at TOI Organ Donation Awareness Drive in Mumbai. To read more, click here.
SBI Foundation is proud to announce that four of our SBI Youth for India fellows have won the eminent 3M-CII Young Innovator awards this year. Out of 19 exemplary ideas, four fellows and their projects emerged as winners in all three categories of the awards – social innovation, rural innovation and tech innovation. We are happy that the ideas of our young innovators have been recognised on a prominent platform.
SBI Gram Seva supports the integrated development of 10 villages of Jharkhand and Bihar by providing education, skill development, livelihood support for children, youth, women and farmers. For more information, click here.
A road trip from Mumbai to London to support the cause of organ donation under our initiative 'Gift Hope, Gift Life' has reached Turkey! For more information, click here.
Under one of SBI Foundation’s project SBI Darpan’s activities, World Sickle Cell Anaemia Awareness Day was observed in Jhirniya block of Khargone district in Madhya Pradesh, India on 19th June 2018. Around 200 people from the village attended the awareness program among which adolescents, children and the youth also participated in large numbers.
SBI Foundation has setup 3 Skill Development Centres for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) at three locations in India. These centres provide market-linked training and jobs in the organised sector to PwDs. This initiative aims to make inclusive employment of PwDs a norm in organisations. Kindly register at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us at 022-228709361
Media coverage of Toilet Block inauguration under the project "Swachh Belurmath" by Chairman SBI, Shri Rajnish Kumar at Belurmath, Kolkata.
SBI Chairman Shri Rajnish Kumar inaugurated the toilet block at Belurmath constructed by the bank under Swachhta mission.
Applications are open for partnership in our Gram Seva program for NGO's working in Rural Development in the Lead Districts of SBI. Eligibility criteria are available on the "SBI Gram Seva" page. https://www.sbifoundation.in/sbi-gram-seva Request for partnership can be submitted under the "Grants" section given on our website.
A ROAD TRIP FROM MUMBAI TO LONDON FLAGGED OFF BY SH. RAJNISH KUMAR (CHAIRMAN, SBI) AT STATE BANK BHAVAN, MUMBAI.
Bindu Manohar, an architect from Chennai and a fellow of SBI Youth for India has created an educational module for a rural school focusing on waste management and upcycling. She aimed to create awareness about environmental protection and affordable building techniques for rural schools in Karnataka. Source: DT NEXT News
This week at Centre of Excellence for PwDs, we are conducting Phase II of our Inclusive Training Programme for Trainers and Visually Impaired Employees of Central Bank of India. We hope this training enhances their productivity and enables them to be more independent at work. Location: SPBTC, Vile Parle W, Mumbai
On 17th March 2018, our very confident, compassionate and committed young fellows came together for SBI Youth for India’s very first Alumni Meet in Bangalore. At the event, they were also addressed by Mr. Farooque Shahab, Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, who spoke about the aspirations of his younger self to work for the farmer societies and be an agent of change. Our fellows and their work has not only facilitated change at the gr...
Project SBI Darpan is one of the projects of SBI Foundation under Healthcare division which focuses on to create an eco-system that develops social and institutional processes to mitigate the damages of Sickle cell anemia and reintegrate sickle cell anemia survivors back into the society. This project was recently inaugurated in Khargaon M.P. India by Shri Ashok Varma (DC- Khargaon), Shri Mukesh Srivastava (CFO & CA SBI Foundation), Shri Ajay Pa...
We concluded Phase II of our inclusive training programme for trainers and visually impaired employees of Dena Bank. We sincerely hope that the week-long training sessions have been informative and a fun learning experience for our participants. Their will to learn enables us to keep going.
Shri K V Ravichandar (Training Head- COE, SBI Foundation) was invited to conduct a session on Rights of Persons with Disabilities act 2016 with SBI employees with mobility impairment at SBLC Basavangudi, Bengaluru.
SBI Samriddhi is a project of SBI Foundation to support and empower more than 4,000 adolescent girls of the rural sector covering 150 villages of Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh, India in association with UNFPA India. Recently under this project, a Peer Educators discussion was held on Hygiene behaviour and disease like Malaria, Jaundice etc. & their symptoms to create awareness among the people of the village.
We have concluded the Phase I of our training sessions – an inclusive programme for trainers and visually impaired employees of 7 different nationalized bank. Our focus through the training sessions has been on enabling the participants to enhance their existing skills and be more productive. The participants and their will to learn and grow has been exceptionally moving and we hope this helps them go a long way. We hope to see them again w...
Here in SBI Foundation, we desire to promote growth and equality in the underprivileged sectors of our society and to create a better tomorrow for all of us through our #CSR activities, in true letter and spirit. Both SBI and SBI Foundation have been recently awarded for the 'Best CSR practices' organized by #WorldCSRCongress, presented by ET NOW and the Certificate of Excellence in 'Social Banking Excellence' awarded by ASSOCHAM in presence of ...
SBI Foundation’s project ‘SBI Umeed’ has been launched in Mewat district of Haryana in association with Armman (NPO). The objective of the program is to curtail maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in 28,000 expectant mothers and their infants by the free mobile voice call service that provides crucial preventive care information and simple intervention over the phone of the enrolled women throughout pregnancy. The program was laun...
SBI Foundation did a health screening for infants and conducted an awareness program for parents in order to curb Infant Mortality Rate under the project SBI – Shishu Raksha in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
SBI Foundation recently launched a project on Thalassemia Control & Prevention at Life Blood Centre, Rajkot, Gujarat. This project is called SBI LIFE under which all the facilities will be provided to the people living with thalassemia. As per the medical research done on this particular disease, we have collected essential information regarding its prevention, symptoms, diet, etc. To read more about Thalassemia Control & Prevention, click here....
SBI Foundation has setup an ICU unit for emergency medical services for destitute women and children under our project "SBI Mauli Seva" in association with Mauli Seva Pratishthan, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
SBI Foundation has approximately planted 14,300 trees to maintain ecological balance in Pokhri Tehsil (Himalayan Region), District Chamoli, Uttarakhand under our project “Protect Himalayas” in association with Sankalptaru (NGO).
As a part of the activities for Swachhta Pakhwada, #SBIFoundation in association with Theatrewaalas at Wadibunder Municipal Public School staged a play to help kids understand the importance of segregation of wet waste from dry waste at the source. We find motivation in the knowledge that our actions can affect the life of a child in such a positive way. This is a small step towards transforming our very own Maximum City. Date: January 30, 2...
We congratulate Mr. Nixon Joseph, (VP- SBI Foundation and Coordinator, SBI-youth for India fellowship), for receiving the guest of honour award for the "Anand Run". His participation was an inspiration for many who participated.
SBI Foundation has adopted 10 villages under "SBI Gram Seva Program" for integrated development through Gram Panchayat. This project has started in Osmanabad and Latur, backward districts of Maharashtra.
SBI Foundation held a health check-up at their office for their employees, this health check-up was done by EVERIST Health. EVERIST Health are a catalyst in identifying early stage cardiovascular disease and influencing positive behaviour change through their AngioDefender Test. We appreciate that every employee of SBI Foundation participated in this health check-up.
SBI Foundation has organised 11 health checkup camps for peer education and adolescent girls in villages of Chhatarpur. The following activities were executed during these camps: Height and Weight measurement, Haemoglobin test, Tetanus Toxoid injections were also given to girls, Discussion on nutrition and balanced diet, Discussion on personal hygiene during menstruation. NGO partner: UNFPA
SBI Foundation in association with Waste Warriors (NGO) has implemented Waste Management Program which includes awareness & waste collection for the rural areas around Corbett Tiger Reserve Uttarakhand, also it focuses on training of SHG workers for waste collection and conducting research for zero waste management.
The Managing Director of SBI Foundation, Shri. Mahendra Kumar Rekhi, along with the Chief Trainer and the Asst. Vice President and Program Head visited the Skilling Center in Bangalore and interacted with the participants on 23rd Jan, 2018.
Vice President of SBI Foundation Mr. Nixon Joseph completed his 25th Full Marathon (42.195 Kms) at TATA Mumbai Marathon (21 Jan, 2018).
Inauguration of Project –SBI LIFE Thalassemia Control & Prevention Programme on 20th January, 2018 at Life Blood Centre, Rajkot, Gujarat.
SBI Foundation’s initiative- Project SBI Eye Care has been inaugurated in Kalahandi district of Odisha in collaboration with Vision India Foundation to support free cataract surgeries to 4,500 underprivileged people.
SBI Foundation have signed an MOU with Union Bank of India and Bank of Baroda to work for the empowerment and inclusion of employees with disabilities.
SBI Foundation (SBIF) and Union Bank of India (UBI) have signed an MOU to work for the Empowerment and Inclusion of employees with disabilities at UBI. SBIF’s Centre of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities (CoE) will execute this project (under CSR) for the empowerment of PwDs at UBI. This will be achieved by working systematically in a phased manner starting from changing mindsets to providing an enabling working environment, finding suita...
SBI Foundation is proud to announce that SBI Youth for India fellow Mr. Satwik Mishra from 15-16 batch has received the National Youth Award from Honb'le CM Yogi Aditya Nath and Honb'le Union MoS Maj. Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore, during National Youth Festival 2018. Mr. Satwik feels it is his Youth for India fellowship journey that fuelled his interest in the development sector. We wish him the very best for their future endeavours.
Senior Leaders of SBI wholeheartedly supporting the cause of Organ Donation during Sensitization and Pledging conducted by MOHAN Foundation, Mumbai at SBI's Local Head Office at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. (L-R) Shri Deep Kumar Kapoor (General Manager), Shri Rajesh Kumar Mishra (General Manager), Shri Deepankar Bose (Chief General Manager), Shri V Ramling (Chief General Manager) and Shri Devendra Kumar (General Manager).
Launch of SBI Gram Seva, an integrated village development program through adoption of Gram Panchayats