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CSR-funded nutrition programmes like Nestle Healthy Kids are ending hunger

Top CSR-funded nutrition programmes in India

On the last and final day of National Nutrition Month 2020, we are turning the spotlight on top CSR-funded nutrition programmes. Corporate social responsibility initiatives in the area of nutrition not only support the Indian government's Poshan Abhiyaan but also align with the United Nations SDG 2: Zero Hunger. Here are the largest and most...
Vedanta Jharsuguda financial literacy

CSR News: Vedanta Jharsuguda rolls out financial literacy training for its ‘Subhalaxmi Co-operative’ members

Vedanta Jharsuguda, the largest aluminium producer in the country, has begun a series of training sessions on financial literacy for women members of its flagship sustainable livelihood CSR project, Subhalaxmi Co-operative. With a membership base of 4000, Subhalaxmi is one of the largest rural co-operatives in Odisha, engaged in promoting sustainable livelihood opportunities among women,...
Happiness kits from Akshaya Patra

CSR: Deutsche Bank and NGO Akshaya Patra distribute 40,000 Happiness Kits to Govt. school children

Deutsche Bank and The Akshaya Patra Foundation announced the distribution of 40,000 ‘Happiness Kits’ to government school children in the cities of Bangalore and Jaipur. With schools remaining closed for over six months now due to the pandemic, these children have been deprived of their classroom activity as well as the mid-day meal they...
Rakshin Project

The Rakshin Project joins the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

50% of the children across the world experience violence against them. In India alone, almost 53.22% of them had experienced one or more forms of sexual abuse before the age of 18. These huge and disturbing numbers call to action a systemic approach to tackle the root causes of child sexual abuse like patriarchy. Sakshi,...
Child Marriages in India

Did you know COVID-19 led to Increase in Child Marriages?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in some or the other way  and it just does not seem that the effects of this deadly virus are going to end anytime soon. It led to lockdowns, job losses, mental health issues and whatnot. All these have led to an uncertain future for the majority...
project streedhan

Second Project Streedhan CSR campaign for National Nutrition Month 2020

During National Nutrition Month 2020, DSM India – a purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living – launched its second Project Streedhan campaign, underlining the need to build immunity through proper nutrition. Project Streedhan is a CSR initiative of DSM India, aimed at increasing awareness among urban Indian women to prioritise their...
Raho Safe distributes free Sanitary Pads

CSR News: Raho Safe distributes free Sanitary Pads to women-in-need in Delhi NCR and Rajasthan

Raho Safe, the sister concern of hygiene and wellness brand Pee Safe, recently distributed free Sanitary Pads in different parts of Delhi NCR and Rajasthan, including remotely located slum areas. The company reached out to approximately 1000 women with an aim to promote healthy menstruation practices. According to the reports by the National Family Health...
Parenting Partners - Maternity Leave

Partners in Parenting

Nothing can prepare someone for parenthood. You need to experience it to know it. The unpredictability of a pea-sized human being, coupled with crazy hormones makes a perfect recipe for self-doubt. You suddenly start questioning yourself at every step. Handling budgets that ran into crores, doling out successful campaigns in impossible timelines, negotiating your...
Vedanta Subhalaxmi Co-op

Subhalaxmi Co-op, Vedanta Jharsuguda’s flagship CSR project, crosses 4000 members

Vedanta Jharsuguda’s flagship CSR initiative, the all-women Subhalaxmi Co-operative Society has crossed 4000 membership tally, becoming one of the largest rural women’s co-operative in Odisha. Subhalaxmi Co-op is engaged in promoting sustainable livelihood opportunities among rural women, creating avenues for entrepreneurship through skill development and providing financial assistance to the members for furthering their livelihood. Through...

CSR News: Digital health platform helping 100 children manage diabetes

Digital health platform for diabetes management, BeatO today announced its CSR collaboration with the charity Saksham to adopt 100 children with Type 1 diabetes by the end of FY’21. The company will assist children with diabetes management tools to be able to control their blood-sugar levels more efficiently. These tools include complimentary access to BeatO’s...
Women - Men Poverty Gap

COVID-19 will Widen the Already Huge Poverty Gap Between Women and Men

The COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released today by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and...
Handing over PPE kits to CEO Nandurbar Vinay Gauda

CSR News: Dettol Banega Swasth India partners with Plan India to fight mother and child malnutrition

Reckitt Benckiser, under its flagship CSR programme, Banega Swasth India has partnered with Plan India to support the frontline workers and medical practitioners amidst the raging spread of COVID-19. During this crisis, the vulnerability of frontline workers and medical practitioners has come to the fore. The worst-hit are the communities that are remotely placed with...

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