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Very Few Corporate Houses Are Doing A Good Job: Vandana Luthra, Founder & Vice Chairman, VLCC

Empowerment for the girl child and women comes with education. This in turn creates employability and job skilling. Whatever work one does has to be done ethically and with the expertise of qualified people. It takes time to understand what the impact of investment and opportunity mapping to improve initiatives further. “People can be...

India’s Online Education Industry Will Be $1.96 Billion By 2021: Google, KPMG

Paid user base to grow 6X from 1.6 million in 2016 to 9.6 million in 2021

CSR Opportunity to Educate and Empower Masses

The first and foremost initiative to strengthen public libraries is to support Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation by funding its regular activities to promote setting up libraries in the country.

Sharp Drop in Ratio of Young Women in India Expected: Study

With the decreasing sex ratio in India, it has been reported by the Indian Government that the sex ratio will drop further in the coming years. The report, by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation was published earlier in the year. According to the report, the number of women every thousand men will drop...

Children Victims of Farmer Suicides See A Bright Future, Thanks To This Young Couple

After working in Pune city for about four years as a software engineer, 27-year-old Ashok Deshmane went to his hometown in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. This region is well-known for being water stressed and had then been suffering from drought. He had heard of many farmer suicide instances. He comes from a farmer family and...

CSR Expenditure rises by 27% in 2016: Study

Increase of 27% was noted in the expenditure of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds in 2015-16 as compared to the previous year. The figures rose from Rs 6,400 crore in FY15 to Rs 8,900 crore. These results are based on disclosures of close to 1,270 companies listed on BSE that had to comply with Section...
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Focus Of Values Cannot Be Overstated: Gul Panag, Actress & Social Activist

Gul Panag runs the Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation, an NGO that works towards a variety of causes including gender equality, education and disaster management. It was founded seven years ago. In conversation with The CSR Journal, she highlights that there is a vast chasm between what people have and what they should have. On a more...

‘Arise By Aricent’ To Impart Employable Skills To Engineering Students

Added to a list of initiatives is the launch of ‘Arise by Aricent’ an initiative to create employability opportunities for 3400 college students, by up-skilling engineering undergraduates across Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The Delhi-NCR region will have 1300+ students trained under the ARISE program. Under the program, the students are trained in the...

Centre To Accommodate 165 Pediatric Cancer Patients Opened In Mumbai

Three buildings in Mumbai have been allocated to accommodate 165 pediatric cancer patients and their families who come from outstation to Mumbai for treatment. The centre in Cotton Green area of Mumbai was inaugurated by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari. The buildings spread across 1.2 acres, which belongs to...

35 Vernacular BMC Schools To Restart In English With Private Funds

Roping in philanthropists and corporate funding, the BMC plans to provide English medium education to students of 35 vernacular schools that were recently shut down due to poor attendance. Promising "superior education" at these schools, the BMC plans to induct professional management groups to run the institutes and convince parents to send back their children....

Poverty: Understanding The Concept And Measures In Indian Context

It was interesting to read a series of tweets consolidating year 2016 from the International Spectator on Twitter. Some of these include, India tops the GDP charts with 7.2%; India stands third position with 111 billionaires, next to US and China and military spending is around 51$ billion, ahead of Japan and Australia. Ironically,...

Education, Employable Skills Top CSR Spends: Report

A majority of information technology (IT) and financial service sector companies in India are investing in education and employable skills, when it comes to the mandatory spend on corporate social responsibility (CSR), says a report by Nasscom Foundation. ‘Key to social issues’ “About half the companies (70) interviewed have spent more than 70% of their CSR...
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