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CSR: Companies in India motivating working mothers

A handful of companies in India are doing their bit in retaining and motivating the female workforce during an important phase in the life of a woman: motherhood. It may be the Vahini program, Employee Assistance Programme, Parents at work Programme of Accenture or Stock Parking, Daycare Support Program at Flipkart, Mums at Work...
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CSR: Progress in India on financial inclusion

India has achieved significant progress on the financial inclusion of both women and men over the past six years. The number of bank accounts has more than doubled, and the number of bank accounts held by women has almost tripled. Several initiatives have succeeded by addressing pull and push factors simultaneously, as well as opportunities...
Amway India Celebrates Louis Braille Day

Amway celebrates Louis Braille Day in collaboration with All India Confederation of the Blind

Amway India celebrated the 210th birth anniversary of Louis Braille with its 11 NGO partners for the eleventh consecutive year by organizing myriad initiatives. In Gurugram, the company inaugurated the refurbished computer training centre for the visually impaired by upgrading the equipment and accessories and provided braille books for the school library to further...
Ashwini Ponappa with CRY Kids

Swinging a Racket for a Change

The cause of children has found its voice through the luminaries in the badminton field. Child Rights and You (CRY) with Premier Badminton league organized an event  for 50 underprivileged children from their project areas. The children not only got an opportunity to meet the players but also engage in friendly games with some...
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CSR: The sanitary pad shenanigan

How does the giving of sanitary napkins make a difference when there are no functional toilets in schools or where functional toilets have no water? There is a potential loss of about US $100 billion in GDP to India as a result of girls dropping out of school due to menstrual health issues and thus...
save girl child

Celebrating the girl child, everyday!

In a country where females constitute over 48.18% of the total population, equal opportunities is the topic of discussion amongst various conversation groups. On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, there is a need to redefine the parameters of equality, education, healthcare and safety of the girl child. National Girl Child Day is...
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CSR: Road safety of children

In a country where a life is lost every four minutes in a road accident, inculcating sensible road behaviour in school children is necessary to make them responsible citizens. To address the issue of road safety of children at the formative ages, workshops were initiated by the employees of ICICI Lombard who were engaged as...
Star Suvarna campaign

CSR initiative in support of the girl child

Around 2.39 lakh girls aged less than five year die every year in India while almost 1.2 crore of Indian girls have been aborted since 1981, such is the sad state of the ‘Girl Child’ in our country. To address the criticality of the situation, Star Suvarna has come to the fore and contributed...
Mid Day Meal

L&T MHPS Boilers extends CSR support to ISKCON Food Relief Foundation

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, branded as Annamrita, has received support in form of food delivery vehicles from L&T MHPS Boilers. Five delivery vehicles were handed over by the officials of the company to Annamrita, which works towards providing nutritious mid-day meals to students of Government, Government-funded and NCLP schools. The vehicles will strengthen Annamrita’s existing...
infant mortality

India Pledges $100 Billion to Lower Maternal and Infant Deaths by 2030

India has pledged to spend $100 billion more on health care over the next seven years with an emphasis on reducing maternal mortality rates, the Guardian reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the commitment Wednesday at the 2018 Partners Forum, where organizations joined together to work on improving maternal and child health. India’s increased budget...
Suman with Women on Wings’ Danielle Pels and Ineke Bezembinder

Upcycling newspapers brings joy and income

Suman, 32 years of age, beams with joy when a Women on Wings team visits the workshop of Paper Wings in Bhondsi, Haryana. She works on creating a huge Christmas tree, made from old newspapers which are donated by corporate offices in nearby Gurgaon. Since four years Suman works at Paper Wings and saw...
Himalaya cleft lip press release

Himalaya Lip Care Launches a New Campaign to Help Raise Awareness for Children with Clefts

The Himalaya Drug Company, India’s leading Wellness company, launched a new campaign – “Ek Nayi Muskaan” as part of its social impact initiative, “Muskaan”. Through Muskaan, Himalaya Lip Care has been helping to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and supporting free cleft treatment for underprivileged children, in partnership with international cleft charity,...
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