SBI Foundation - Projects

 


Healthcare and Sanitation

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Shishu Raksha
SBI Shishu Raksha

Target Group : New-born children in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

Partner : Vasantha Lakshmi Charitable Trust

Implementation : SBI Shishu Raksha was implemented with an aim to reduce mortality and morbidity rate among new-born children in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh in partnership with Vasantha Lakshmi Charitable Trust. It also aimed at providing Prenatal and infant care to identify any deformity, disease or disability that a child may have as early as possible by using the latest technologies such as complete head to toe screening for inborn defects of metabolism by employing professional paediatricians and neonatologists. Various awareness sessions were conducted for parents and pregnant women on child care to communicate preventive methods of disabilities and diseases.

Impact: 500 infants underwent regular tests and 3000 awareness sessions were conducted to curtail infant mortality rate.




SBI Umeed

Target Group : Poor pregnant women and women with children under the age of 5 in Nuh and Tauru of Mewar district of Haryana.

Partner : ARMMAN-NGO

Implementation : In India, more than 3,00,000 infants do not live beyond 24 hrs after birth and in every ten minutes, a mother dies while giving birth to a child. Underlying this woeful numbers, there lies a tragic fact that 90% of these deaths can be attributed to lack of preventive healthcare information. SBI Foundation, in partnership with Armann NGO made excellent use of the high mobile penetration in rural India to reach directly to women and families to spread critical life-saving information in a timed manner through behaviour change communication. Our partnered NGO, Armman’s innovative mobile application M-Mitra’s is a free mobile voice call service that provides critical preventive health care information to new and expectant mothers living in resource-poor settings. Information is transmitted through the app weekly/twice a week directly to the enrolled poor women throughout their pregnancy period and during infancy in their chosen time slot. This mobile application has received several prestigious recognitions, including WHO Public Health Champion award 2017 for innovation.

Impact : SBI Umeed empowered 28,000 expectant and new mothers to make healthy decisions and to give their babies the best start in life. This project helped in reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rate among 28,000 mothers and 28,000 children by providing crucial preventive care information. It also promoted positive and healthy behaviours in low-income homes of Mewar district of Haryana.


SBI Foundation Project - SBI Umeed

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Eye Care
SBI Eye Care

Target Group : Rural and Tribal population of Kalahandi district, Odisha.

Partner : Vision India Foundation

Implementation : SBI Eye Care focused on eradication of preventable blindness and visual impairment of the rural-tribal population of Kalahandi district. Due to backlog and paucity of funds, nearly 10,000 cataract patients suffered in these areas. SBI Foundation and Vision India Foundation joined hands to bring out a change within this region and provided essential medical equipment and supported 4,500 cataract surgeries to the needy spectrum of the society. It has directly improved the quality of life of this rural population; especially the old people suffering from vision who have now become independent to manage their day-to-day activities and also have resumed their economic activities by starting their livelihood work.

Impact : Under this project, 9400 persons were screened and 4,500 cataract surgeries were conducted in Kalahandi district of Odisha.


Project Life

Target Group : Thalassemia patients in Rajkot Saurashtra region, Gujarat.

Partner : Indian Medical Scientific Research Foundation (IMSRF)

Implementation : “SBI-Life Thalassemia Control and Prevention Programme” was initiated in partnership with Indian Medical Scientific Research Foundation (IMSRF) to create an eco-system to mitigate the damages of Thalassemia. Thalassemia is a blood disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells. The treatment involves frequent blood transfusions, which can also lead to increased amounts of iron in the blood (although it can also happen because of the disease itself), which then has to be dealt with medication. Through research, it was observed that the incidence of this disease was highest amongst a few ethnic groups such as Gujaratis (especially from Kutch), Sindhis, Muslims, etc. The program was aimed to reduce the incidence of inherited blood disease thereby preventing Thalassemia major births by spreading awareness and knowledge amongst parents regarding the disease.

Impact : The program supported around 20,000 Thalassemia tests in Rajkot, Gujarat. Around 1,200 youths were counselled about marriage to prevent Thalassemia.

SBI Foundation Project - Project Life

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Darpan
SBI Darpan

Target Group: Tribal Groups in Madhya Pradesh

Partner: Synergy Sansthan

Implementation: SBI Foundation identified that the prevalence of Sickle Cell Anemia varies from 1 to 40 per cent among different tribal groups. Madhya Pradesh had the highest incidence with approximately 10,00,000 Sickle Cell Anemia patients and 15,000 pregnancies were at risk of having a child with one. Despite this, there was no formal program initiated in the State to prevent it. SBI Foundation initiated this project in partnership with Synergy Sansthan to mitigate the damage caused by Sickle Cell Anemia by supporting around 9000 sickling tests and reintegrating the survivors back into society.

Impact: 9000 Sickle Cell Anemia patients were benefited through this program.


SBI Cancer Care

Target group : Cancer patients

Partner : Indian Cancer Society

Implementation : Cancer poses a serious health problem in India. 70-90 people per 1,00,000 people are found suffering from cancer. In India, 60-80% of cancer cases are detected at advanced stages accounting for poor survival rates. 60% of patients cannot afford quality treatment. SBI Foundation intends to work in Jammu & Kashmir, Dadara & Nagar Haveli, Diu & Daman, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Punjab and Rajasthan since these States needed good healthcare facilities. SBI Foundation supports Indian Cancer Society which is the largest organization in India working in the area of cancer and is financially supporting over 2700 needy cancer patients for treatment, medication and accommodation through its Cancer Cure Fund through strong tie-ups with hospitals.

Impact : Under project SBI Cancer Cure, till 31st March 2019, 185 patients were supported for cancer treatment. The project is estimated to benefit 100-120 more underprivileged patients.

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Cancer Care

SBI Foundation Project - Gift Hope Gift Life
Gift Hope Gift Life

Target Group : Across India

Partner : MOHAN Foundation

Implementation : Project ‘Gift Hope Gift Life’ was aimed at augmenting the deceased organ donation scenario in the country where its principal objective is to address problems like lack of awareness and lack of readiness of medical fraternity. SBI Foundation in partnership with MOHAN Foundation set up organ donation programs across India and provided training to over 1500 doctors, nurses, intensivists and transplant coordinators. Under the project, we have set up a toll-free helpline to disseminate information on organ donation. To cater to cross regional communication, the service is made available in 8 different languages viz. English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Oriya. The project is successfully running for the past 2 years. Madurai’s first successful heart transplantation was conducted at the Govt. Rajaji Hospital (GRH) by the doctor trained under the Project ‘Gift Hope Gift Life.’

Impact: We have saved more than 80 lives so far by disseminating information and raising awareness of the program. As a result of our focused efforts, the health care professionals trained under our project have played an instrumental role in saving more than 3000 lives. More than 500 people have signed up online at www.sbif.organdonor.in to become an organ donor.



Hospital on a train

Target Group : Goalpara in Assam, Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi district in Odisha and Kazipet, Warangal district in Telangana

Partner : Impact India Foundation

Implementation : Rural population in India is deprived of basic medical facilities which, if availed at the right time, can save lives lost due to preventable illness. To bring about this change in the lives of the underprivileged sections of the society, SBI partnered with Impact India Foundation to make medical treatment free which included surgeries conducted for the restoration of sight, movement, hearing, correction of facial deformities and the prevention and treatment of epilepsy and dental problems. The facilities were offered free-of-cost in a state of the art hospital on train ‘Life Line Express’. We reached out to three remote locations: Goalpara in Assam, Junagarh Rd. Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi district in Odisha and Kazipet, Warangal district in Telangana and provided medical services in the area of vision impairment, hearing impairment, clefts, orthopaedic problems, epilepsy, dental problems, distribution of aids & appliances, gynaecological problems, paediatric complaints. We also distributed aids & appliances to the needy patients, trained community health workers on Life Skills Education and conducted awareness programs for the school children to educate them on dental hygiene and oral health practices.


SBI Foundation Project - Hospital on a train

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Sanjeevani
SBI Sanjeevani

Target Group : People from Namchi and Ravong Blocks of South Sikkim, District of Sikkim State

Partner : Bhavishya Bharat

Implementation : SBI Foundation in partnership with Bhavishya Bharat aims to prevent an epidemic and emerging diseases and improve the health status of the underprivileged tribal people in selected villages of Sikkim state. ‘Mobile Medical Van’ is the medium through which we reach out to the tribal population and make medical facilities available for them at their doorstep. While doing so, stringent system processes and norms are followed to ensure good quality of primary health care provided to the marginalized communities.

Impact : 23,000 underprivileged people from 25 villages of Namchi and Ravang blocks of South Sikkim, District of Sikkim have been benefited with this initiative till date.


SBI Anugraha

Target Group : People from Karamadai block of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu

Partner : DEAN Foundation

Implementation : Palliative care is a basic right and an imperative to health and human dignity. It is highly effective in managing pain and physical symptoms and can improve adherence to medication. WHO has defined palliative care as an approach that improves the quality of life of the patient and the family. People are not aware of palliative care and for the same reason, the penetration of awareness is just 1%. Patients suffering from advanced illnesses are not just exposed to physical pain but also experience severe mental trauma. SBI Foundation understood the importance of the same and partnered with Dean Foundation to implement project Anugraha ‘Home Based Hospice & Palliative Care.’ Since then, the initiative has been supporting the hospice and providing palliative healthcare services to patients of Karamadai block of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu.

Impact : Around 10,000 visits have been completed by doctors and the initiative has benefited 700 terminally ill patients and their families.

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Anugraha

SBI Foundation Project - Care for Senior Citizens
Care for Senior Citizens

Target Group : 130 Senior Citizens at Garhmukteshwar old age home in Uttar Pradesh

Partner : Saint Hardyal Educational and Orphans Welfare Society (SHEOWS)

Implementation : With an intense understanding of the needs of elderly, SBI Foundation in partnership with SHEOWS, adopted 130 senior citizens who were deprived of shelter and lacked personal touch and care. This group of senior citizens were provided with a care home with apt shelter, food and medical facilities.

Impact : The program had a significant impact on various illnesses observed amongst the elderly.

●       Total no. of beneficiaries benefited: 179 (Men: 102, Women: 77)

●       Demise of the elderly: 23 (Men: 15, women: 8)

●       Total no. inmates who were reunited with their own family: 19 (Men: 15, Women: 4)

●       Total no. of mentally disabled (Alzheimer and Dementia) patients cared for and controlled for

         violent behaviors: 54

●       Total no. of paralytic patients cared were 18 and their mobility due to regular physiotherapy

         is improving gradually

●       Total no. of diabetic patients cared: 24

●       5 out of 14 fractured patients were completely cured and are now able to walk with the help

         of a walker

●       75 out of 105 arthritis patients got better after regular physiotherapy

●       46 elderly residents who got physically fit and are now able to do their day to day work after

         receiving regular physiotherapy

●       There was an improvement of haemoglobin of 82 elderly residents and recovery in malnutrition

         of 132 elderly residents was observed after providing them with a balanced   diet rich in protein,

         calcium, multivitamins and other nutrients



Swachh Belur Math

Target Group : Pilgrims at Belur Math, Kolkata

Partner : Ramakrishna Mission

Implementation : India is known as a religious country. However, 60% of religious places do not have well-managed toilet facility and lack of those facilities causes people to defecate in the open which poses a serious risk to human health and hygiene. With increase in transportation facilities, there has been a significant increase in the number of pilgrims visiting religious places. Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math attracts a huge number of devotees due to its religious and historic importance. In a case like this, providing basic facilities, especially sanitation facilities to visitors becomes a necessity. SBI Foundation in partnership with Ramakrishna Mission facilitated a toilet block comprising of 201 toilets at new pilgrims abode at Belur Math, Kolkata.

Impact : Constructed 201 toilets at new pilgrims abode at Belur Math, Kolkata.

SBI Foundation Project - Swachh Belur Math

SBI Foundation Project - Other Initiatives
Other Initiatives

Target Group : Female inmates at Byculla Jail, Mumbai

Implementation : Health check-up of female inmates: Imprisonment is a traumatic experience for the inmates and often leads to negative psychological impact and severely affects their mental health. To prevent and timely detect health issues amongst the female jail inmates, a comprehensive health check-up camp for 130 female inmates of Byculla Jail, Mumbai was conducted. The details of the findings were shared with the Jail authorities for taking the necessary steps to improve their mental condition.

Impact : Health check-ups for 130 Female inmates were conducted.


Education

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Udaan
SBI Udaan

Target Group : Children from neighbouring slums of Chetla area in Kolkata, West Bengal

Partner : Tamas Society (NGO)

Implementation : SBI Foundation partnered with Tamas Society and started Project Udaan to reduce the dropout rates in surrounding slums of Chetla area in Kolkata. We are focusing on developing intensive school-to-career service for current dropouts (44 students) to enable them to complete high school and expand the state’s capacity to implement proven dropout prevention strategies. Through this project, we are also focusing on increasing the awareness amongst the parents about sending their children to school regularly and involving them in the decision-making process. Project Udaan facilitates various learning activities which involve reading, writing, painting, sports, etc. at various learning centres. The activities are regularly conducted pre and post-school hours wherein the children are tutored by a local tutor. The objective for the centres is not just to complete the school syllabus but also to keep them involved in various extracurricular activities. This contributes to the overall development of the child.

Impact : 44 students who dropped out of school have enrolled for this program and benefited from it by successfully completing their high school education.

 




Beti Padhao Kendras

Target Group: Girls from rural areas of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttarakhand between the age group of 6 to 14

Partner: IIMPACT

Implementation: Beti Padhao Kendras are aimed at imparting basic level education (up to 5th Grade) to girl children in remote areas who do not have access to formal education. It is run by teachers from the respective local village itself. SBI Foundation in partnership with IIMPACT successfully initiated 200 Beti Padhao Kendras in 6 districts in 5 states to educate girls who either have never been to school or dropped out of it at a very early grade. The impact of this initiative was that some of the mothers developed an interest in resuming their educational career. We have been successful in implementing our principal objective to provide very low-cost high impact learning opportunities to poor girls in rural India.

Impact: 200 BPKs successfully educated the underprivileged girl child in rural India.

SBI Foundation Project - Beti Padhao Kendras

SBI Foundation Project - Gyanshala
Gyanshala

Target Group : Children from slums of Ahmedabad

Partner : Educational Support Organisation

Implementation : Project Gyanshala has been initiated to further the common goal of providing quality education to the rural population in the slums of Ahmedabad. 2150 slum children/ school dropouts have received education from 4th to 8th Grade and 100-120 women have received employment from this project. These children have been receiving quality middle school education comparable to India’s best CBSE schools. The quality of education is verified by an independent expert testing organization (Educational Initiatives (EI) - Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing (ASSET test).

Impact : 2150 slum children have benefited till date from this initiative and 100-120 women got employment due to this project.



Bodhshala

Target Group : Underprivileged children in Nagatalai and Gokulpuri slum area of Jaipur, Rajasthan

Partner : Bodh Shiksha Samiti

Implementation : Majority sections of the societies in India are deprived of quality educational facilities mainly due to unavailability of quality teachers and schools. The education imparted in government schools also doesn’t stand up to the quality of education required. Organizations like Bodh have been successfully running their own schools in alignment with the government schools to support mainstream education. Bodh Shiksha Samiti has enjoyed good credibility among past sponsors and has received several recognitions from the government as well. Education, being one of the key focus areas of SBI Foundation, we joined hands with Bodh Shiksha Samiti to reach the last mile beneficiary and address a critical problem of lack of quality education. SBI Foundation supported 2 schools that are run by Bodh Shiksha Samiti under the name Bodhshala for children studying in grades I to V. The schools are located in Nagatalai and Gokulpuri slum area of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Impact : Children belonging to the underprivileged sections of the society from Nagatalai and Gokulpuri slums were benefited by the 2 schools initiated by SBI Foundation in these areas.

SBI Foundation Project - Bodhshala

SBI Foundation Project - Shiksha Sahay
Shiksha Sahay

Target Group : Children from Scheduled Tribes living in Amboth Tanda, 60 km south-east of Hyderabad

Implementation : Most of the families living in Amboth Tanda village belong to the Lambada Tribe. Lack of infrastructure in this village and the absence of schools provided no formal way for the children to obtain an education in this area. Through Shiksha Sahay, SBI Foundation conducted an awareness drive amongst the parents to communicate the importance of receiving a quality education for their children. Currently, 700 students and 44 staff members have benefited from this awareness program.

Impact : 700 tribal children enrolled for this program and received education and 44 staff members received employment through this initiative.


SBI Digital Class

Target Group : Rural children studying in Govt. schools in Medak district of Telangana state

Partner : Government schools

Implementation : With an increase in digitization, it became important to impart knowledge to the children in a digitized way for better understanding. SBI Foundation understood this need and partnered with Government schools in Medak district of Telangana state to start 50 ‘Digital Classes’ which consisted of a projector used to impart knowledge via A/V converted curriculum. This made complex theories and concepts much easier to understand, enabling the students to learn better.

Impact : Rural poor children belonging to 50 government schools in Medak district of Telangana state were the beneficiaries of this initiative.

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Digital Class

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Khelwadi
SBI Khelwadi

Target Group : Children from rural regions of Mokhada block, Maharashtra

Partner : Parivartan Mahila Sanstha

Implementation : SBI Foundation partnered with Parivartan Mahila Sanstha to provide an appropriate channel to build children’s abilities, stimulate their creative learning and build their overall personality. SBIF started 20 Khelwadis in Mokhada block of Maharashtra to impart education to the students via a special syllabus and different teaching techniques. We focussed on activity-based learning and helped groom their personality. 

Impact : 680 children benefited from 20 Khelwadis initiated in Mokhada block of Maharashtra.


SBI Edu Disha

Target Group : North Eastern regions of India

Partner : FUEL NGO

Implementation : SBI Foundation recognised that in the North-Eastern regions of India, the children quit schooling due to financial constraints and lack of information about the avenues education can open. We partnered with Fuel NGO, to open up personal counselling sessions to 1200 school students to combat career interventions through personal counselling that addressed self-esteem, depression, anxiety and stress, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, adaptation to a tertiary setting, alcohol, and drugs, etc. Academic counselling is provided to deal with key career and academic issues that include: job and study skills, time management, test anxiety, career skills to job mapping, higher educational institution identification etc.

Impact : 1200 school students were successfully counselled via this initiative.

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Edu Disha

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Virtual Eye
SBI Virtual Eye

Target Group: Visually impaired students from Hyderabad district of Telangana state

Partner : 3 blind schools in Hyderabad

Implementation : Equal opportunity and access to learning technologies are critical in making education truly inclusive. To help the needs of visually impaired children, SBI Foundation provided assistive technology infrastructure with the help of 3 blind schools in the Hyderabad district of Telangana state. The program helped visually impaired to learn how to operate a computer, access knowledge online and offline and learn the use of a regular keyboard to reduce the dependency on braille keyboards.

Impact : 500 Visually impaired students from 3 blind schools successfully benefited from this project.


Livelihood and Skill Development

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Kaushal Vikas
SBI Kaushal Vikas

Target Group : SC, ST and women belonging to the remote, rural and tribal regions of Odisha and adjoining eastern states with a focus on backward and Left Wing Extremist Affected (LWEA) districts

Partner : Centurion University

Implementation : SBI Foundation identified two critical areas which had a strong effect on the marginalized communities and their livelihood pattern:

A) The potential of the existing resources was not fully tapped due to lack of inputs and skills leaving a weak livelihood base, underemployment and unemployment.

B) There was no proper mentoring support given to school dropouts and youth for them to transform them into responsible citizens with needed attitude and skills.

SBI Foundation partnered with Centurion University to bring a change by adopting human capital reinforcement, effective and market-oriented skill development and facilitate the linkages for sustainability, as prime strategies to mitigate the livelihood crisis in rural areas of Odisha. Emphasis was laid on SC, ST and Women to provide skill development training and create a talent pool of international standards to secure employment in any market which complemented the dream of the Honourable Prime Minister of India to make India the “Skill Capital of the World”.

Impact : Socio-economically marginalized families of remote, rural and tribal regions of Odisha and adjoining eastern states significantly benefited from this initiative.

69 students continued their On-Job-Training in various locations of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.  Following On-Job-Training they were placed. During on job training 28 students received stipend amount ranging from Rs. 2500-4000 provided by Centurion University or the hospitals.

51 students were offered jobs in various hospitals as OT Technician & X Ray Technician which they joined after completion of final assessment and certification planned in June 2018. The salary offered ranges between Rs. 7000-9000.


SBI Parivarthan

Target Group : Youth with disabilities in Bangalore, Karnataka and Trichy, Tamil Nadu

Partner :  Youth4Jobs Foundation

Implementation : SBI Foundation partnered with Youth4Jobs Foundation to help people with disabilities develop vital communication skills thereby providing them with the best chance to become economically active. This reduced their dependency and provided them with self-sufficiency and independence in terms of their financial stability. The youth who enrolled in this program underwent a market-linked training program followed by an industrial visit of 60 days which included learning English and basic knowledge of how to operate a computer, developing their personality and self-confidence, learning how to tally, and many more market-oriented courses that significantly benefit them. After a candidate successfully completed the program, based on his/her skill-set and market needs, these individuals were placed in companies in the organised sector. We had set-up two training centres: one in Bangalore, Karnataka and another one in Trichy, Tamil Nadu and made inclusive employment of PwDs a norm.

Impact : Numerous candidates signed up for this program and benefited from this initiative.

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Parivarthan

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Swabhiman
SBI Swabhiman

Target Group : People with disabilities in Faridabad, Haryana

Partner : SARTHAK educational trust

Implementation : SBI Swabhiman was initiated to provide skill development training to people with disabilities across various industries by carrying out job mapping drives and making the candidates competent and skilled to perform the job. Emphasis was laid on skill-building (Basic English, basic computer skills, soft skills and life skills), sector-specific training (IT-ITES, tourism & hospitality and organised retail), pre-employment training (mock interviews and exposure visits), on the job training, placement (in-house interviews, corporate interviews and job fairs). Skill Development Centre for PwDs was implemented in partnership with SARTHAK Educational Trust and 160 people with disabilities in Faridabad, Haryana were trained. The project aimed at enabling youth with disabilities to live financially independent lives through vocational skill-building and placement support creation. Through directed efforts in the direction of skill-building and employment support, the trainees were employed.

Impact : 160 people between the age group of 18-30 years were benefited with this initiative in Faridabad, Haryana.


SBI Shravan Shakti

Target Group : Children between 0-5 years of age having congenital hearing loss

Partner : Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech Disability

Implementation : It is estimated that 32,000 children are born in India with congenital hearing impairment every year. The Government of India under its ADIP scheme provides for the cost of Cochlear implant to only 500 children a year. To bridge this huge gap, SBI Foundation in partnership with Ali Yavar Jung Institute of Speech disability started bringing children between 0-5 years of age having congenital hearing loss to a normal stream of life by implantation of cochlear implants for 50 children in Kolkata and 17 children in Delhi NCR which will help them lead a productive life in the future.

Impact : 67 children from Kolkata and Delhi have benefited from this initiative.

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Shravan Shakti

Women Empowerment and Care for Senior Citizens

SBI Foundation Project - Samriddhi
Samriddhi

Target Group : Adolescent Girls aged 10-19 years in the district of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Partner : United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA)

Implementation : SBI Foundation and the United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA), launched Project Samriddhi as part of UNFPA’s 12-nation action for adolescent girls’ initiative in the district of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India on 6th May 2017. By setting up a robust and effective network of peer educators and grassroots functionaries, Samridhhi ensured that the process of empowerment of adolescent girls came from these girls itself. The project targeted and was aimed at enhancing the health, social and economic well-being of adolescent girls in the age group 10-19 years, particularly those in the vulnerable sections. It also helped young girls realise their aspirations, make informed and responsible choices in matters related to their health and well-being and enhance their development and growth in their communities. The first phase of the project benefited over 3,500 to 4,500 adolescent girls across approximately 150 villages in Bijawar and Badamalhara blocks from March 2017 to February 2018.

Impact : 3,500 to 4,500 adolescent girls from 150 villages in Bijawar and Badamalhara, Madhya Pradesh benefited from this initiative.

 


Mauli Seva Pratishthan

Target Group : Destitute women and children suffering from mental illness

Partner : Mauli Seva Pratishthan

Implementation : Mental illness has failed to get as much importance as physical illness. When it comes to mental illness amongst women, they face high discrimination across all spheres of life. They are usually disregarded by their families and given inhumane treatment. These women are particularly prone to being easy targets of sexual abuse. The mentally ill destitute comprise a largely forgotten and unthought-of section of the homeless. For many women, years of violence is often followed by homelessness and abuse which undermines their self-esteem, contributes to their pain. This makes them feel powerless and reinforces social discrimination. In view of this, SBI Foundation partnered with Mauli Seva Pratishthan and implemented the project “SBI Mauli Seva” a 5 bed ICU Unit to take care of destitute women and children for providing medical care.

Impact : Through this project, SBI Foundation provided emergency medical services to 130 destitute women.

SBI Foundation Project - Mauli Seva Pratishthan

Sustainability and Environment

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Corbett
SBI Corbett

Target Group : People residing in the 37 villages near Corbett area of Uttarakhand

Partner : Waste Warriors

Implementation : SBI Foundation in partnership with Waste Warriors and with the help of local groups created systems of waste management (including waste collection) for the rural community living around Corbett Tiger Reserve. The principal objective of the project was to create awareness and conduct training programs for SHG workers, schools and nearby hotels to bring a behaviour change and action with respect to sustainable solid waste management practices. The project was successfully implemented across 37 villages near Corbett area near Uttarakhand at a local level with community support by collecting a user fee on a regular basis to ensure the sustainability of having a proper waste management system.

Impact : 37 villages of Corbett benefited from this project across various areas viz.:

●       Employment generation for SHG Women

●       Solid waste management in villages

●       School students being aware of waste management practices

●       Sustainable model of having a solid waste management

●       Reduction in burning of waste thereby improving the health status of villagers considerably

●    A habit of cleanliness, not littering and use of dustbins was encouraged among school children and local residents by installing dustbins in schools and setting- up  waste drop-off points along the project area



Waste to Gold

Target Group : Waste management across the city of Dimapur

Partner : Pro Rural

Implementation : SBI Foundation implemented a ‘Waste to Gold’ model in partnership with Pro Rural to promote the best practices of solid waste management. The objective of ‘Waste To Gold’ was to develop the skills of vulnerable youth and employ them in building an efficient and sustainable waste management system. This project dealt with two growing problems in the city of Dimapur viz.,

1. Unemployment among school and college drop-out youth and

2. The mismanagement of waste in the city.

Impact : This initiative has saved the Lingrijan-Lahorijan river from indiscriminate waste dumping and has impacted over 1260 families and 300 army jawans and their families. This initiative has provided livelihood skills to over 500 people and nearly 50% have secured their livelihood. 500 people have also garnered livelihood skills through it.

SBI Foundation Project - Waste to Gold

SBI Foundation Project - SBI - Swachch Iconic CST
SBI - Swachch Iconic CST

Target Group : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai – A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Partner : Central Railways

Implementation : The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), formerly known as Victoria Terminus in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with CSMT; this monument in Mumbai has been chosen by the Prime Minister for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The station has perhaps the highest footfalls daily than any other World Heritage Site in the world. In this regard, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has taken up a high priority multi-stakeholder initiative to achieve a higher level of cleanliness. SBI Foundation is supporting the conservation and renovation of South and East Facade of the heritage building of CSMT.


Protect Himalayas

Target Group : Pokhri Tehsil of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand

Partner : Sankalptaru Foundation

Implementation : Project ‘Protect Himalayas’ focused on environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining the quality of soil, air and water. The project was implemented in Pokhri Tehsil of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in partnership with Sankalptaru Foundation. The process in protecting the Himalayas involved plantation of saplings in panchayat land and a self-sustainable model wherein post plantation activities were taken care of with the participation of panchayat, villagers and school children along with Sankalp Taru team members. Thus, all the natives are actively nurturing the trees in their vicinity. The local villagers at Nauli, Gudam, Kalsir and Goldi villages have efficiently taken on their shoulders the responsibility to nurture their trees through regular watering and care. Local school students of all the four aforementioned villages are also actively fostering their Himalayan environment by maintaining cleanliness in the surroundings and affectionately taking care of the green foliage in their vicinity. This project supported the rural livelihoods, empowered women, promoted biodiversity and made schools cleaner and greener.

Impact : The surviving number of trees recorded as on 29th August, 2018 was of 13,200 trees which were being regularly fostered and monitored. As per previous survival number of 13,200 trees, 3% of mortality was observed and to compensate for this loss, additional 396 trees were planted. With a healthy survival rate of more than 90%, various saplings planted under Protect Himalayas are happily growing to spread freshness and greenery in the region.

SBI Foundation Project - Protect Himalayas

Rural Development

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Target Group : 50 Villages across six states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam and Maharashtra.

Partners :   

S No. Partner NGO Name State Districts
1 Sanjeevani Jan Vikas Evam Kalyan Samiti Uttarakhand Almora
2 Assam Centre for Rural Development Assam Baksa
3 Purvanchal Gramin Seva Samiti Uttar Pradesh Siddharthnagar, Gorakhpur
4 Dilasa Sansthan Maharashtra Wardha, Beed
5 Dilasa Janvikas Prathishtan Maharashtra Lathur,Osmanabad
6 Nav Bharat Jagrti Kendra Bihar Jamui
7 Nav Bharat Jagrti Kendra Jharkhand Deoghar


Implementation : SBI Gram Seva is a holistic development program aimed at bringing a socio-economic change by adopting villages in rural areas and making villages self-reliant. The objectives of the programs are:

A) To make use of government schemes/services for activities to benefit the individuals

B) To raise awareness of online banking services, government schemes and train villagers to access information online

C)  Improving infrastructure in the villages and providing basic facilities for individuals

D) To involve the Panchayat Village Self Government in development programmes, and to create an environment that encourages the participation of individuals in rural asset creation and community development to make the village self-sustainable

The key focus areas for the program are infrastructure, education, healthcare, sanitation, digitization, skill development, livelihood, government convergence, women empowerment, environment and waste management. With this initiative, we are aiming at bridging the gap between the underdeveloped areas of the society and the urban areas by providing easy accessibility to information for school students to ensure their growth and development and have thus set up community information centres, Wi-Fi, Smart Classrooms, Computer Education facility in schools, remedial classes for students, scholarships to meritorious students, etc. We have also conducted cleanliness drives, water connectivity and organised campaigns for women empowerment.

Impact : The program has positively impacted 11,836 households and 54,065 individuals in the last two years. Significant improvements have been made in the following areas:


Setting up Community Information Centres 47 Villages
Internet Connectivity (Wi-Fi) 50 Villages
Setting up Smart classrooms in government schools 42 Villages benefiting 2335 students Computer Education
Imparting Computer Education 818 students benefited from 108 computers installed
Setting up Remedial classes for students 50 Centres set up for 1519 students
Scholarships to meritorious students 23 students in academics and sports have been benefited
Skill Development & Livelihood 554 Candidates trained for livelihood
SBI Prerna - Setting up stitching centres for women 3 Centres catering 20 trainees/batch
Health camps organized 102 camps in all the adopted villages
Community toilets constructed 52 constructed and 25 renovated
Water connectivity 33 ROs and 169 hand pumps installed
Cleanliness drives conducted J605 drives conducted across 50 villages
Community Awareness programs/camps 305 programs have been organised
Trees planted and maintained 39,590 trees planted across 50 villages



SBI Gram Seva program

Target Group: 50 Villages across six states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam and Maharashtra.

Partners:


S No. Partner NGO Name State Districts
1 Sanjeevani Jan Vikas Evam Kalyan Samiti Uttarakhand Almora
2 Assam Centre for Rural Development Assam Baksa
3 Purvanchal Gramin Seva Samiti Uttar Pradesh Siddharthnagar, Gorakhpur
4 Dilasa Sansthan Maharashtra Wardha, Beed
5 Dilasa Janvikas Prathishtan Maharashtra Lathur,Osmanabad
6 Nav Bharat Jagrti Kendra Bihar Jamui
7 Nav Bharat Jagrti Kendra Jharkhand Deoghar


Implementation: SBI Gram Seva is a holistic development program aimed at bringing a socio-economic change by adopting villages in rural areas and making villages self-reliant. The objectives of the programs are:

A) To make use of government schemes/services for activities to benefit the individuals

B) To raise awareness of online banking services, government schemes and train villagers to access information online

C) Improving infrastructure in the villages and providing basic facilities for individuals

D) To involve the Panchayat Village Self Government in development programmes, and to create an environment that encourages the participation of individuals in rural asset creation and community development to make the village self-sustainable

The key focus areas for the program are infrastructure, education, healthcare, sanitation, digitization, skill development, livelihood, government convergence, women empowerment, environment and waste management. With this initiative, we are aiming at bridging the gap between the underdeveloped areas of the society and the urban areas by providing easy access to information for school students to ensure their growth and development and have thus set up community information centres, Wi-Fi, Smart Classrooms, Computer Education facility in schools, remedial classes for students, scholarships to meritorious students, etc. We have also conducted cleanliness drives, water connectivity and organised campaigns for women empowerment.

Impact : The program has positively impacted 11,836 households and 54,065 individuals in the last two years. Significant improvements have been made in the following areas:

Setting up Community Information Centres 47 Villages
Internet Connectivity (Wi-Fi) 50 Villages
Setting up Smart classrooms in government schools 42 Villages benefiting 2335 students Computer Education
Imparting Computer Education 818 students benefited from 108 computers installed
Setting up Remedial classes for students 50 Centres set up for 1519 students
Scholarships to meritorious students 23 students in academics and sports have been benefited
Skill Development & Livelihood 554 Candidates trained for livelihood
SBI Prerna - Setting up stitching centres for women 3 Centres catering 20 trainees/batch
Health camps organized 102 camps in all the adopted villages
Community toilets constructed 52 constructed and 25 renovated
Water connectivity 33 ROs and 169 hand pumps installed
Cleanliness drives conducted J605 drives conducted across 50 villages
Community Awareness programs/camps 305 programs have been organised
Trees planted and maintained 39,590 trees planted across 50 villages

SBI Foundation Project - SBI Gram Seva program

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