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SBI Shishu Raksha
SBI Shishu Raksha

Project SBI Shishu Raksha is implemented with an aim to reduce mortality & morbidity rate among new-born children in partnership with Vasantha Lakshmi Charitable Trust in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, where a total of 500 infants will undergo the regular test and 3000 awareness sessions will be conducted to curtail infant mortality rate. The main objectives of this initiatives are: To reduce mortality & morbidity rate among new-born children.

The main objectives of this initiatives are::

  • To reduce mortality & morbidity rate among new-born children.
  • To promote access and awareness of Prenatal and Infant Care.
  • To identify deformities/diseases/disabilities as early as possible from the birth.
  • Complete head to toe screening by professional paediatricians and neonatologists.
  • Using non-invasive procedures to identify diseases and deformities at an early stage.
  • To conduct screening tests for inborn errors of metabolism.
  • To conduct awareness sessions for parents and pregnant women on child care, preventive methods of disabilities and diseases.


SBI Umeed

India has made progress in maternal and child health but in every ten minutes, a mother dies during childbirth in India, while more than 300,000 infants do not live beyond the first 24 hours after birth. The most tragic aspect is that about 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. Lack of access to preventive care information is a significant problem underlying these woeful numbers.

Project ‘SBI Umeed’ is implemented to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rate in the selected blocks of Nuh and Tauru of Mewat district of Haryana.

SBI Foundation has partnered with ARMMAN-NGO to implement this project in order to improve the knowledge about preventative care to be taken during pregnancy and infancy amongst the poor pregnant women and women with the children under the age of five. Also, to engender behaviour change around key antenatal, postnatal and infancy indicators by providing timed and targeted information directly to the urban poor women and women with children under the age of five.

Implementation:

The high mobile penetration in India positions voice calls as an excellent mechanism for reaching women and families with this critical life-saving healthcare information in a timed and targeted through behaviour change communication. Our partnered NGO Armman’s innovative apps 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, weekly/twice a week directly to the enrolled poor women throughout pregnancy period and infancy in their chosen time slot. This application has received several prestigious recognitions, including the most recent WHO Public Health Champion Award 2017 for the Innovation.

SBI Umeed

SBI Eye Care
SBI Eye Care

1Project “SBI Eye-Care” focuses on eradication of preventable blindness and to improve visual-impairment of the rural-tribal population of Kalahandi district. There is always a backlog and paucity of funds to the patients and a rough estimate is of over 10,000 backlogs in cataract to these areas. SBI Foundation in partnership with Vision India Foundation has provided various essential facilities like medical equipment and supported 4,500 cataract surgeries to the needy spectrum in the tribal area of Kalahandi, Odisha.

This project aims to make an impact that quality of life of these majority rural population has started changing for better, the old people having a problem in vision have started becoming independent to manage their day to day lives on their own & also become economically active by starting again their daily livelihood work thereby contributing to the improvement of family standard in all aspects. In the long run, the economic standard changes drastically as they start earning on their own in a normal way due to increased productivity. Awareness on eye care also helps in awareness generation in other aspects of healthcare.


Project Life

Thalassemia is a blood disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce hemoglobin and red blood cells. People with Thalassemia have lower than the normal number of red blood cells in their bodies and too little hemoglobin. Red blood cells help in carrying hemoglobin, which is a protein that transports the oxygen that we breathe in through our lungs to the rest of the body. This leads to infection, bone deformities, enlarged spleen, and slower growth rates. 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, we have found out that a few of the ethnic groups like Gujarati (from Kutch area especially), Sindhi, Muslim etc. are high-risk communities for this disease in India. As, there is a genetic, ethnic and regional diversity of the hemoglobin variants as well as of the mutations in India, consanguineous marriages further compound the complexity by increasing the homozygosity in the community, considering the geographical spread.

‘‘SBI-Life Thalassemia Control and Prevention Programme” an initiative in partnership with Indian Medical Scientific Research Foundation (IMSRF) has supported around 20,000 thalassemia tests in Rajkot Saurashtra region, Gujarat, India.

The main objectives of this initiatives are:

1)To create an eco-system that develops social and institutional processes to mitigate the damages of Thalassemia.
2)To reduce the incidence of inherited blood disease thereby preventing Thalassemia major births.
3)To evaluate the awareness and knowledge of parents regarding Thalassemia disease.
4)To identify the socio-economic impact of the Thalassemia on beneficiaries’ families.
5)To identify the barriers beneficiaries’ families face.

Project Life

SBI Darpan
SBI Darpan

The prevalence of sickle cell carriers among different tribal groups varies from 1 to 40 percent. Madhya Pradesh has the highest load with an estimated number of around 10,00,00 sickle cell anemia patients and it is also estimated that around 15000 pregnancies are at a risk of having a child with sickle cell disease in this state.

Despite having recorded highest incidence of this disease no formal program was implemented, SBI Foundation initiated this project a year ago in partnership with Synergy Sansthan to mitigate damages of sickle cell anemia by supporting around 9000 Sickling tests and to reintegrate Sickle Cell Anemia survivors back into society.


SBI Cancer Care

In the rural areas like South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, many people consider cancer as a communicable infectious disease and as a taboo for the family which leads to isolation of the individual. The distance of the residence from the cancer centre is also responsible for the late detection and poor survival rate in cancer patients. Patients from an outlying rural areas district like South 24 Parganas have been found to have more in advanced stage at diagnosis and poor survival. Keeping this in view, SBI Foundation initiated the project Cancer care in partnership with Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matri Bhavan to conduct 3000 Mammography, 6000 Colposcopy and 1200 Biopsy tests for underprivileged women. Under this project, it is expected approximately 1,50,000 women will be benefited at the end of the year 2018.

The main objectives of this initiatives are:

1)To develop scientific attitude by giving up ignorance, taboos, stigmas and superstitions.
2)To able to take preventive measures by learning the techniques of cancer examination.
3)To improve the general standard of health in the community and reduce the disease burden of the society.
4)To reintegrate cancer survivors back into society.

SBI Cancer Care

Gift Hope Gift Life
Gift Hope Gift Life

To augment the deceased organ donation scenario in the country, Project Gift Hope Gift Life is working towards addressing the problems like lack of awareness, lack of readiness of medical fraternity etc. and creating an enabling environment for Organ donation in India, SBI Foundation in partnership with Mohan Foundation is setting up organ donation programs in all across India and providing training of Doctors, Volunteers, and Nurses. We have set up National Helpline ‘1800 103 7100’ (Toll Free) for Organ donation to provide service which offers information, support, guidance and referral for all those concerned with any aspect of organ donation and transplantation. This service is available in 8 languages. English • Hindi • Telugu • Tamil • Kannada • Malayalam • Marathi • Oriya

SBI Foundation and Mohan Foundation are jointly on a mission to ensure that every Indian suffering from end stage organ failure be provided with the Gift of Life through this project.


Hospital on a train

The vast majority of the rural population is deprived of basic medical facilities due to lack of healthcare infrastructure in these remote areas of India. To bring about the positive changes in the lives of underprivileged sections of society SBI Foundation has partnered with Impact India Foundation to take the free medical treatment which includes surgeries conducted for the restoration of sight, movement, hearing, correction of facial deformities and the prevention and treatment of epilepsy and dental problems.

All the facilities are provided free of cost to the underprivileged people living in the remote areas using world’s first state of art hospital on train “Life Line express”. This year we have reached to three remote locations, Goalpara in Assam, Junagarh Rd. Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi district in Odisha and Kazipet, Warangal district in Telangana to provide the medical services in the area of Vision impairment, Hearing impairment, Clefts, Orthopedic problems, Epilepsy, Dental problems, Distribution of aids & appliances, Gynecological problems, Pediatric complaints. We also distributed aids & appliances to the needy patients, trained community health workers on Life Skills Education and an awareness programs have also been conducted for the school children to educate them on dental hygiene and oral health practices.

Hospital on a train

SBI Sanjeevani
SBI Sanjeevani

SBI Foundation through its project Sanjeevani is providing primary healthcare services through ‘Mobile Medical Van’ to 50,000 underprivileged people of 25 villages of Namchi and Ravong Blocks of South Sikkim District of Sikkim State in partnership with Bhavishya Bharat. This project aims to prevent an epidemic and emerging diseases and improve the health status of the tribal populations of selected villages. ‘Mobile Medical Van’ is equipped with state-of-the-art multispecialty healthcare facilities at the doorstep of rural communities. Stringent systems and processes have been followed during the implementation of this project to ensure that the good quality of primary healthcare services are provided to marginalized communities.


SBI Anugraha

Palliative care is fundamental to health and human dignity and is a basic human right. Palliative care is highly effective in managing pain and physical symptoms and can improve adherence to medications. World Health Organization defines palliative care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness and other problems like physical, psychosocial and spiritual. At present Palliative Care reaches only 1% of those requiring end-of-life cares. Patients suffering from advanced illnesses face distressing symptoms which are not limited to just the physical such as pain, fatigue, inability to eat and drink sleeplessness etc. They also suffer tremendously from the emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and interpersonal turmoil that debilitates them.

In the field of palliative care, SBI Foundation has implemented the project SBI Anugraha ‘Home Based Hospice & Palliative Care’. Through this project, SBI Foundation is supporting the hospice and palliative healthcare services to around 10,000 patients of Karamadai block of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu State in partnership with DEAN Foundation.

SBI Anugraha

Care for Senior Citizens
Care for Senior Citizens

SBI Foundation in partnership with Saint Hardyal Educational and Orphans Welfare Society (SHEOWS) - adopted 130 Senior Citizens who have been deprived of shelter and lacked personal touch and care. This group of 130 Senior Citizens has been provided with a care home with apt shelter, food, and medical services. Project Care for Senior Citizens gave an intense understanding of the needs of the elderly who are deprived of home and need urgent care and attention.


Swachh Belur Math

Having access to sanitation is basic human right, yet the majority of the population in India suffer on daily basis due to lack of access to toilets. The absence of toilets leads to open defecation with untreated human waste, posing a serious risk to health. India is known as a religious country with around 60% of religious places do not have sufficient toilet facilities. This has caused serious health & hygiene issues.

In the past few years, due to increased accessibility and improvement in transport infrastructure, pilgrim centres have seen the phenomenal increase in the number of devotees. Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math has great religious and historic importance and it observes a huge crowds attending on the festive occasions. In such a case, providing basic facilities especially sanitation facilities to visitors is a necessary requirement. SBI Foundation in partnership with Ramakrishna Mission has facilitated a toilet block comprising of approx. 203 toilets at new Pilgrims Abode at Belur Math, Kolkata.

Swachh Belur Math

Other Initiatives
Other Initiatives

Health checkup of female inmates: Living in jail is not easy and the condition of the jails leads to depression and negative impact on the health of inmates. To prevent and timely detect health issues among 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 necessary steps.


Education

SBI Udaan
SBI Udaan

SBI Foundation started project ‘Udaan’ with a view to reduce the dropout rates in surrounding slums of Chetla area in Kolkata, West Bengal. Under this project, we have focused on developing successful and intensive school-to-career services for current dropouts (i.e. 44 students), so that they have a chance to complete high school and expand the state’s capacity to implement proven dropout prevention strategies by creating multiple avenues for comprehensive technical assistance and professional development opportunities which in turn provides the desired exposure to students and generates an interest in them to attend school regularly.

Through this project, we have also focused on increasing the participation of parents through workshops, elucidating them the importance of sending their children to schools and regularly involving them in the decision-making process.

Project Udaan has been implemented in association with Tamas Society (NGO), to facilitate various learning activities at the learning centre that involves reading, writing, painting, sports activities, etc. The learning centre runs pre and post-school hours where children come and a local tutor addresses these children and regularly attends to them. This tuition centre is not only working towards completing the school syllabus but also keeps them involved in extra co-curricular activities.


Beti Padhao Kendras

SBI Foundation started 200 Beti Padhao Kendras (BPK) in rural locations of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Uttarakhand. These Beti Padao Kendras are aimed at imparting basic education (up to 5th grade) to girl children in remote areas where there are no formal schools.

BPK is a small centre for education which is run by the teachers recruited from the respective village itself. Due to the impact of this initiative, some of the mothers have also developed an interest in resuming or starting their educational career. Target beneficiaries are girls from rural areas between the age group of 6 to 14.

SBI Foundation has successfully initiated this project to support 200 ‘Beti Padhao Kendras’ in 6 districts in 5 states in partnership with IIMPACT to educate girls who have never been to school or are out of school. It aims to provide very low-cost high impact learning opportunities to poor girls in rural India.

Beti Padhao Kendras

Gyanshala
Gyanshala


SBI Foundation has partnered with Education Support Organisation (ESO) to further the common goal of providing quality education to slum children. Project Gyanshala has been implemented in the slums of Ahmedabad to support the education of 2150 slum children from standard 4th to 8th Grade and to provide employment to 100-120 women under this program. The Gyanshala Model has the potential to make a significant impact on education policy, as well as other schools for improving education quality therein. With the help of this project 2150 out-of-school/slum children would receive high quality middle school education, and would attain learning attainments comparable to India’s best CBSE schools, which shall be verified by an independent expert testing organization (Educational Initiatives (EI) - Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing (ASSET test).


Bodhshalas

The majority section of the population in India is deprived of quality educational facilities due to unavailability of good teachers and schools. The quality of educational facilities in Government schools is also poor. Hence, we feel that it is must for organizations like Bodh to run its own schools that stand out as an alternative to what is happening in the government schools and can support the mainstream system too by replicating its learning and knowledge. Bodh Shiksha Samiti enjoys good credibility among past sponsors and has been acknowledged by the government for their work.


Bodh Shiksha Samiti’s Bodhshala project is in alignment with the SBI Foundation’s Focus area of providing and promoting education to underprivileged section of the society in rural India. Through this project, SBI Foundation can reach to the last mile beneficiary and address one major problem of quality education in remote areas and a rural underprivileged section of the society. SBI Foundation has supported for 2 schools to run by Bodh Shiksha Samiti under the name Bodhshala for children studying in grades I to V. The proposed schools are located in Nagatalai and Gokulpuri slum area of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Bodhshalas

Shiksha Sahay
Shiksha Sahay

Through Shiksha Sahay, SBI Foundation aims to uplift the Scheduled Tribes living in the interiors like Amboth Tanda. Amboth Tanda is a small village in a backward rural area, some 60 km south-east of Hyderabad. The village has a very limited infrastructure. Most families in the village belong to the Lambada tribe; they are impoverished and have a very low status in the society. There were no schools in the area. Treading very carefully, our project workers were able to persuade parents that their children would benefit from receiving an education. At present, the total number of beneficiaries - 700 students with a staff strength of 44.


SBI Digital Class

SBI Foundation started 50 “Digital Class” in Govt. schools in Medak district of Telangana state, to provide digital technology to rural poor children studying in Government schools. The digital class consists of a projector, which doubles up as a computer provides A/V converted curriculum.

Complex theories and concepts become easy to understand via video content. Digital classrooms will help and enable the students to learn better.

SBI Digital Class

SBI Khelwadi
SBI Khelwadi

To provide an appropriate channel to build up children’s abilities, stimulate their creative thinking and build up their overall personality, SBIF has started the Khelwadi project in Mokhada, Maharashtra.

Special syllabus and different teaching techniques are two important aspects of Khelwadi. The special syllabus has been developed by understanding the needs of the students from this area and more focus was given to activity-based learning. Along with these special sessions for arts and craft included in the syllabus, Children will get exposure to various activities which in turn lead to their overall personality development.

SBI Foundation has partnered with Parivartan Mahila Sanstha and supports them for running 20 Khelwadies in Mokhada block, Maharashtra. The project is benefitting nearly 680 children from rural regions of Mokhada block.


SBI Edu Disha

In the North-eastern regions, the children quit schooling due to financial constraints and lack of information about avenues that education can open. Providing career guidance and counselling to 1200 school students in partnership with FUEL NGO. The project is designed to combat career interventions through personal counselling that addresses 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.

SBI Edu Disha

SBI Virtual Eye
SBI Virtual Eye

To make education truly inclusive, it is imperative that equal access and opportunity be provided to all. To accede to the needs of the visually impaired children, SBI Foundation is providing assistive technology infrastructure with the help of enabling computer learning solution to visually impaired students from 3 Blind Schools in Hyderabad district of Telangana state.

The program will help visually impaired students learn and operate a computer, access knowledge online and offline, learn and use regular keyboard thus reducing dependence on brail keyboard.


Livelihood and Skill Development

SBI Kaushal Vikas
SBI Kaushal Vikas

SBI Foundation identified two broad issues which have a strong bearing on the marginalized communities and their livelihood patterns:

A) The potential of the existing resources is not fully tapped due to lack of inputs and skills leaving a weak livelihood base, underemployment and unemployment. B) There is no proper mentoring support to school dropouts and youth to transform them into responsible citizens with needed attitude and skills.

The contextual realities motivated us to partner with Centurion University and adopt human capital reinforcement, effective and market-oriented skill development and facilitating the linkages for sustainability, as prime strategies to mitigate the livelihood crisis in rural areas of Odisha.

Under the project “Kaushal Vikas”, SBI Foundation provides for skill development training of youth with emphasis on SC, ST & women and up gradation of existing paramedic and allied health lab” to create a talent pool of international standards who could secure employment in any market - an outcome, which converges with the dream of the Honourable Prime Minister of making India the “Skill Capital of the World”.

The candidates from socio-economically marginalized families of remote, rural and tribal regions of Odisha and adjoining eastern states with the focus on backward and Left Wing Extremist Affected (LWEA) districts are the beneficiaries of this project.


SBI Parivarthan

Through this initiative, SBI Foundation aims to help PwDs develop vital communication skills, provide them the best chance of becoming economically active and in-turn empower them to maximise employment, achieve economic selfsufficiency and independence, and to realise full inclusion and integration into society.

The enrolled youth with disabilities undergo a market linked training program in the classroom and industrial visit for 60 days, which includes learning English and a basic knowledge computer, developing one's personality and self-confidence, learning how to tally, and many more market-oriented courses based on the market value.

After successful completion of the training program, based on the skill-set of the candidates and market needs, these individuals get placed in companies in the organised sector. This project is implemented in partnership with Youth4Jobs Foundation (NGO) where we have setup two training centres, one in Bangalore, Karnataka and second one Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Through Parivarthan, SBI Foundation hopes to make inclusive employment of PwDs a norm.

SBI Parivarthan

SBI Swabhiman
SBI Swabhiman

SBI Swabhiman was initiated to provide 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).

The project focuses on aspects of Employability Enhancement (Skill Development) and Sustainable Employment (Employment Generation) of persons with disabilities.

The Skill Development Project aims to create the demand for the skilled workforce of persons with disabilities in various industries by way of carrying job mapping drives and making the candidates competent and skilled to perform the job.

The project aims 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, trainees would get employed, and sustain themselves with quality performance.

Skill Development Centre for PwDs is being implemented in partnership with SARTHAK Educational Trust and aims to train 160 people with disabilities in Faridabad, Haryana.


SBI Shravan Shakti

32,000 children in India are born with congenital hearing impairment every year. The Government of India under its ADIP Scheme has made a provision to provide cost of Cochlear Implant Surgery for only 500 children per year. Thus, SBI Foundation, in partnership with Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech Disability, has taken the initiative to bridge the huge gap by 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 to lead a productive life in the future.

SBI Shravan Shakti

Women Empowerment and Care for Senior Citizens

Samriddhi
Samriddhi

SBI Foundation and the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA), launched Project Samriddhi as part of UNFPA’s 12-nation Action for Adolescent Girls initiative in the district of Chhattarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India on 6 th May, 2017. 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.

By setting up a robust and effective network of peer educators and grassroots functionaries, Samridhhi has ensured that the process of empowerment of adolescent girls comes from these girls itself. The project targeted and aimed adolescent girls in the age group 10-19 years, particularly those in the vulnerable sections and is designed to enhance their health, social and economic well-being. It also seeks to help young girls realise their aspirations, make informed and responsible choices in matters related to their health and well-being and enhance their overall value in their communities.


Care for Senior citizens Women Empowerment

The destitute old age people are increasing day by day due to decreased moral values, nuclear families, and other socio-economic factors. At old age, they are isolated and thrown out of their living homes. Though there are several old age homes they are functioning for commercial purpose or taking care of only those old people mentally and physically fit. In alignment with our values of being a catalyst of change by supporting the noble initiatives that do not receive sufficient support, SBI Foundation has partnered with SHEOWS, for adopting 130 elderly persons at Garhmukteshwar Old age home in Uttar Pradesh. SHEOWs is a Non-Profit Organization which serves the old people through holistic institutional support free of cost.

In this project, we provide food, medical care, and other institutional activities at the old age home. We take care of helpless old aged found on the streets of Delhi, thosewho are struggling for a single meal a day and have no family to go to. Along with the day to day needs like food, we give them love, care, friendship and also perform the cremation rituals in case of a sad demise of any of our Old Age Home member.

Care for Senior citizens Women Empowerment

Mauli Seva Pratishthan
Mauli Seva Pratishthan

Most of the women with mental illness are deprived of their basic human rights. The women with mental illness are highly stigmatized and discriminated in the society in all sphere of life. Perhaps mental health is failed to get enough attention in the health sector in India compares to physical illness.

Discarded by families or wandering further and further away from home, their real selves are lost or submerged under layers of dirt and idiosyncrasies handicaps both primary and secondary. They become non-persons, consciously ignored or worse, paid unhealthy attention. Women are particularly prone being easy targets of sexual abuse. The mentally ill destitute comprise a largely forgotten and unthought-of section of the homeless. For many women, homelessness follows years of violence and abuse which undermines their self-esteem, contributes to the pain of powerlessness and reinforces the social invisibility of their lives.

In view of its yeoman service in the field of healthcare and considering the most neglected sector in healthcare, we have joined hands with Mauli Seva Pratishthan to implement the project “SBI Mauli Seva”, a 5 bed ICU Unit to take care of destitute women and children for providing medical care. Through this project, SBI Foundation would support for emergency medical services to destitute women and children in Mauli Seva Pratishthan.


Sustainability and Environment

SBI Corbett
SBI Corbett

SBI Corbett aims to create systems of waste management (including waste collection) for the rural community living around Corbett Tiger Reserve by conducting awareness and training programs for SHG workers, schools and nearby hotels and in general, for triggering behaviour change and action with respect to sustainable solid waste management practices.

This project has been implemented in 37 villages near Corbett area of Uttarakhand in partnership with Waste Warriors and the support of local groups for implementation of solid waste management solutions on a local level with community support by collecting a user fee on a regular basis to ensure sustainability of having proper waste management system.


Waste to Gold

The objective of ‘Waste to Gold’ is to motivate and develop the skills of vulnerable youth in order to help in addressing the waste management in the city and develop small sustainable businesses for the youth through processing waste items. Zero waste concepts are taught to the youth whereby they treat every waste item as a resource.

This project is designed to deal with two growing problems in the city of Dimapur viz., unemployment among school and college drop-out youth and the mismanagement of waste in the city. Therefore, SBI Foundation has implemented ‘Waste to Gold” model in partnership with Pro Rural to promote the best practices of solid waste management. It saved the Lingrijan-Lahorijan River from indiscriminate waste- dumping and has had an impact on 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.

Waste to Gold

SBI - Swachch Iconic CST
SBI - Swachch Iconic CST

Conservation and Restoration of South and East façade of the heritage building at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai – A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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 Mumbai monument has been chosen by the Prime Minister for Swachcha 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 higher level of cleanliness. SBI Foundation is supporting the conservation and renovation of CSMT.


Protect Himalayas

Project ‘Protect Himalayas’ focuses on the 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 is implemented in Pokhri Tehsil of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in partnership with Sankalptaru Foundation.

The process in protecting Himalayas involves plantation of saplings in panchayat land and a self-sustainable model wherein post plantation activities are taken care with the participation of panchayat, villagers, and school children along with Sankalp Taru team members. This project supports the rural livelihood, empower women, promote biodiversity and make schools cleaner and greener.

Protect Himalayas

Rural Development

SBI youth for india flagship program
SBI youth for india flagship program

SBI Youth for India (SBI YFI) is a unique, Indian rural development fellowship program initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India in partnership with reputed NGOs of the country. It provides a framework for India's bright young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathize with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The selected fellows, from some of the top institutes/corporates, work with experienced NGOs on challenging development projects.

The fellowship is an initiative to sensitize and provide avenues for the youth to become aware of ground realities and contribute through their personal efforts towards building strong cohesive communities through interventions across different areas of health and sanitation, livelihood, education, women empowerment, etc. The focus of the fellowship has been in generating interest of the educated youth towards the social sector and in incubating the spirit of social entrepreneurship.

The 13-month program allows fellows to travel to length and breadth of the country and make a difference on the grass-root level.


SBI Gram Seva program

SBI Foundation has strategically worked on identifying various projects and has partnered with multiple NGOs and NPOs for undertaking the CSR projects/programs. Now, SBI Foundation intends to move forward to the next phase through strategic development and accordingly, sets out a CSR strategic plan for State Bank of India to carry out the implementation of CSR activities through integrated approach.

In this approach, SBI Foundation sets its objectives of adopting and developing villages through Gram Panchayat across India and implement every CSR activity in full force along with Bank’s other services centered on holistic development.

This strategy aims at SBI Foundation having a focused implementation model and objectives against set targets and goals. SBI Foundation already has flagship programs under it viz. SBI Youth for India Fellowship, Center of Excellence. We propose to implement SBI Gram Seva as one more flagship project under SBI Foundation. SBI Gram Seva project is expected to achieve the basic goals in three years of intervention viz;

To link the specific government schemes/services to each of the activity and to individuals.

(1) To lay emphasis on digital concept and create awareness about daily usage of online banking services and government schemes and to get other information online.

(2) Developing the village through holistic intervention for improvement of infrastructure and basic facilities therein.

(3) To involve the Panchayat Village Self Government in development programmes, and to create environment for participatory efforts by encouraging rural asset creation, community development so that the project achieves the motto of self-sustenance.

SBI-GRAM SEVA mission is to develop the macro and micro needs of the community and engage the Gram Panchayat and villagers’ participation to make this project self-sustainable. 

SBI Gram Seva program