Educational Initiatives, in partnership with Samhita Social Ventures, organized a one day National CSR Leadership Conference on ‘Improving Quality of Education – Role of CSR’ on 29th January 2015 at the Westin, Gurgaon.
The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in collaboration with Samhita Social Ventures and Global India Fund, sought to empower participants with new and emerging technology resources through TechCamp Chennai. Over 65 leaders from the social sector, 13 university students and 10 technology experts attended the event on February 06, 2015 at Hotel Savera, Chennai.
In order to understand the current CSR trends in education and the main challenges in the sector, Samhita Social Ventures has mapped the education interventions of 100 companies with the highest CSR budgets in India.
PTX Mumbai was an experience that encouraged collaboration and provided learning opportunities not only for the NGOs but also technologists and organizers. The NGOs were able to create meaningful projects and develop new ideas that used technology as a platform for connectivity, communication and impact.
TechCamps bring together technologists and CSOs in a particular country or region to brainstorm on challenges they currently face in their communities. These groups work together to develop real time solutions to address these challenges. Bureau of Obligate and Accompainer for Rural Development’s (BOARD)participation in the February 2013 Tech Camp Mumbai strengthened their ability to deliver their services to their constituents.
APMT-IS adopted sanitation as one of the top causes as part of its CSR policy. In pursuance of its CSR policy, APMT-IS gave a go ahead to set-up environment friendly bio-toilets in and around its areas of operations to eliminate open defecation practice. These bio-toilets differ from the conventional toilets as all of the human waste is processed and converted into harmless water thus promoting environmental sustainability.
Samhita along with a leading power manufacturing company designed a program to help the communities in Tamil Nadu with education as the key focus area. A distribution camp was organized for school students in Veernam in Tamil Nadu on February 9, 2013. Approximately 660 education kits consisting of school bags and stationery were handed out to students and teachers in Government Higher Secondary School, Vellanlankulam, Tirnulveli District.
A rupee saved is a rupee earned. With this age-old adage in mind, an international bank initiated a series of financial literacy workshops to impart training to members of various sections of low-income communities. After successfully introducing the training module in India in 2012, the bank is now scaling up its flagship program with the help of Samhita to reach out to hundreds more in Mumbai with the help of NGOs as implementation partners on the ground.
Samhita launched the Champions For Change campaign among college students across the country. The objective of the campaign was to spread awareness about the Support A Woman campaign and inspire the students to leverage their networks both online and offline to garner support for health camps. amhita, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, spearheads the Support A Woman program as part of the Stayfree Women For Change campaign. The campaign is an initiative by Johnson & Johnson to raise awareness about women’s health and hygiene and fight against the widespread incidence of anemia in India.