We partnered with Labournet in an effort to bring more young women into the mainstream workforce by making them skilled beauty professionals. These young women, hailing from low-income communities have the ambition to become independent and contributing members of society but at times lack the right opportunities to do so. With two centers in Bangalore and Guwahati each fully equipped with beauty stations for practical sessions, we are providing months-long beginners training and internship to women who will then go on to work at beauty salons in local neighborhoods, unlocking a new career for more women to explore and grow into.
LabourNet operates at the intersection of social impact and business performance. They link the unemployed to work opportunities, the under-employed to skilling opportunities, and boost productivity to fuel business opportunities. By finding and grooming the right talent, infusing technology at the right points, interlinking ecosystems of businesses, and managing work processes, LabourNet helps companies scale exponentially.
Nykaa Foundation has partnered with the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Endowment Fund to establish the Nykaa Chair in Consumer Technology. This collaborative programme, spanning three years, will focus on advancing research and education in the field of marketing, particularly emphasizing the scientific application of digital, social, and mobile technologies. The chair aims to provide valuable insights into the impact of these technologies on business models, customer behaviour, and broader social changes. Additionally, it will explore the incorporation of AI and machine learning in a rapidly evolving marketplace. The chair's research will also delve into economic and statistical models, examining the role of the internet and new media on consumer and firm behaviour, while also addressing the future of privacy-preserving digital advertising.
The IIMA Endowment Fund is a first-of-its-kind initiative at any major management institute in the country. Setup in 2020 by 10 like-minded alumni to help solidify IIMA’s prominence in thought leadership, research, and academic excellence globally, the Fund is now the Institute's dedicated philanthropic and fundraising arm for all donations to IIMA. IIMA EF has helped the Institute raise over INR 160 crore of commitments with more opportunities in the pipeline. In addition, IIMA EF also assists IIMA in managing donor relations and reporting for erstwhile donations (of over INR 250 crores). The IIMA EF recognizes and further enables alumni and corporate giving to the Institute through a formal, transparent and professionally run setup.
Through our partnership with Rangeet, an innovative impact-initiative organization, we are dedicated to offering children aged 7 – 16 a holistic understanding of the world. Our collaborative initiative features a mobile application that provides a play-based curriculum known as Social, Emotional, and Ecological Knowledge (SEEK). The main objective is to enrich children's learning capabilities and foster their overall well-being, autonomy, and global responsibility. This application serves as a valuable complement to existing academic curriculum, bridging the gap towards accomplishing government education objectives centred around comprehensive education
Rangeet is an app that features a play-based Social, Emotional and Ecological Knowledge (SEEK) curriculum, as well as teaching-learning resources and activities, designed around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Rangeet endeavors to connect the common strand of empathy for Self with those around us in our Societies, and to all life on earth in our Ecological systems. Developing this connection creates a virtuous circle and will drive a change in our relationships with each other and the planet.
We continue to provide support for the third consecutive year to Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer) and this year we are extending our support towards the 20th edition of the Homeless World Cup in Sacramento, USA, in July 2023. These 50 players, originating from slums and disadvantaged communities across various states, including Jharkhand, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat, possess immense potential for transformation. Among the 50 players, 18 will be chosen to form the India squad. All participants will undergo two tailored training programmes aimed at equipping them with essential skills, knowledge, mindset, confidence, determination, and motivation to foster sustainable change within their communities through the power of football
A FIFA awarded organization, Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer) is a registered public charitable trust, working with marginalized and disadvantaged children and youth. Our mission is to foster sustainable development, improve the overall quality of life, and inculcate basic life skills and passion for learning in the underprivileged children and youth using the beautiful game of football as an interventional tool for engagement and empowerment.
In collaboration with the Anushkaa Foundation for Eliminating Clubfoot (AFEC), we are dedicated to transforming the lives of 100 children across India in FY 2023 by treating their clubfoot condition. Clubfoot, affecting 1 in 800 newborns, causes the inward turning of one or both feet. Our partnership with AFEC aligns with the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), which prioritises early identification and intervention for children's health. By training doctors in the highly effective and minimally invasive Ponseti Method, we aim to cultivate skilled practitioners and medical trainers while ensuring quality care through supportive supervision. Together, we aspire to enhance the well-being of children with clubfoot and empower them to lead fulfilling lives.
Anushkaa Foundation for Eliminating Clubfoot (AFEC) is working to ensure that no child grows up disabled as a result of being born with clubfoot. AFEC’s work is also aligned with national initiatives of the government. The Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) is an important initiative “aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability”.
We have provided sponsorship to Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) for Women's 4th T-10 National Cricket Championship for Deaf is being held in Bengaluru, Karnataka from 21st to 25th May 2023. Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) continuously works on development, training, and promotion of Differently-Abled Cricket, specially Deaf Cricket in the country and has a strong network of 20 State Deaf Cricket Associations.
Our sponsorship aims to create an exceptional platform for talented individuals from underprivileged backgrounds to showcase their abilities and excel in the field of disability sports. We are proud to support IDCA's efforts in providing opportunities for deaf athletes to thrive and succeed.
The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) is a governing body for deaf cricket in India. The Association was formed in 2020 in lieu of Deaf Cricket Society. The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) is a founder member of the Differently-Abled Cricket Council of India (DCCI). IDCA is the Apex Cricket Body to govern, promote and organize Cricket for the deaf in India and has 20 state level associations and over 30,000 players from various state units for domestic cricket level tournaments. They organize tournaments at the level of School, Associations, District, Women, State, Zonal, National and internationals etc.
During the COVID-19 global pandemic, we joined hands with PM Cares Fund to help the citizens of our country. We encouraged our customers to donate in order to enhance research, strengthen disaster management, provide essentials to medical staff and build capacities for quick emergency responses. We matched the amount donated by our customers to play our part in helping those affected by the outbreak. During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we contributed to the 'Give India Foundation' to provide medical essentials to hospitals in Maharashtra. We worked towards arranging the medical equipment such as N-95 masks, PPE kits, sanitisers, pulse oximeters in the hospitals.
The Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM Cares Fund) was created on 28th March, 2020 as an effort to secure donations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Its key objectives included facilitating better relief towards affected citizens, providing essentials to doctors, nurses and patients to combat the threat and alleviate suffering caused by it.
CELEBRATING WOMEN'S DAY We joined hands with the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), a non-profit organization, which focuses on various areas such as maternal healthcare, child nutrition, prevention of violence and women empowerment!
Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA) works with women and children from birth to adulthood to break the inter-generational cycle of poor health and gender-based violence. SNEHA ensures these women have continuous access to the health services they need. With programs across 20 communities in greater Mumbai, these initiatives have also been scaled across Maharashtra and other states.
We supported the Planning Rural-Urban Development through Education (P.R.I.D.E India), a non-governmental organization, in their Joy of Giving Week campaign and contributed towards the programme focused on providing home salon skills training to rural women and girls in the Raigad district of Maharashtra.
Established in 1982, P.R.I.D.E. India supports health and education initiatives for women and children in rural communities. So far, P.R.I.D.E. India has helped uplift 15 lakh underprivileged people.
We contributed to the Planning Rural-Urban Development through Education (P.R.I.D.E India), a non-governmental organization, which focuses on the upliftment of marginalized communities living in rural and urban poverty by adopting an integrated approach with emphasis on, inter alia, health, sanitation, disaster relief and empowerment.
In 1996, P.R.I.D.E. India set up Sparsh Hospital for underprivileged women and children in rural areas. So far, Sparsh has reached out to more than 13,00,000 people in 288 villages.
P.R.I.D.E. India strives to help rural communities sustain themselves. With a child-centric mission aimed at health, education and employment, Pride reaches out to more than 1,75,000 villagers each year.