The Sanitation Project (April 2015):

FICCI SEDF has collaborated with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) to enable them in achieving their commitment towards ensuring sanitation and hygiene through the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign.

As part of this collaboration, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ wishes to build and maintain 200 toilets, especially in girls schools of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas, conduct awareness programs and work closely with the local and national Government for large scale and long-term sustainable impact.

Total Sanitation Project (December 2014 onwards):

FICCI SEDF has collaborated with Abbott India Limited as the implementation partner for their CSR initiative for raising awareness and enabling the community to maintain a healthy and hygienic environment.

As a commitment to enable India progress further in the areas of sanitation, hygiene and education, Abbott India Limited has taken up the initiative to make 2 (two) villages in Jhagadia block, Bharuch district of Gujrat, Open Defecation Free. To further this commitment, Abbott is to build and maintain toilets as well as conduct awareness programs for long term sustainable impact. For timely execution and successful implementation of the project Abbott has collaborated with FICCI SEDF to convert this promise into a reality on the ground.

Project Connect (2006 - 11)

In partnership with Population Services International (PSI), Y. R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRGCARE), Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) and The International Labour Organization (ILO), FICCI SEDF launched Project Connect. Project Connect aimed at mobilizing companies to implement workplace HIV/AIDS programs and policies and to support HIV/AIDS programs for high risk informal workers/communities through their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

JEEVIKA - A FICCI-SEDF and AADI partnership project for enhancing livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities. (2006 - 07)

FICCI - SEDF's AHEAD (Action for Harnessing Employment Avenues for Disabled) Strategy focused on enhancing the employability of persons with disabilities. FICCI-SEDF in partnership with AADI initiated JEEVIKA, a project, for enhancing employment and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the National Capital Region.

JEEVIKA would address the following objectives:

  • Promote equal opportunity and facilitate inclusive work culture.
  • Skill enhancement and placement services for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Establishing linkages for entrepreneurship development.

JEEVIKA - Garment Industry experience:

Under this initiative, 3 batches of 90 trainees received training at the ATDC (Apparel Training & Design Centre), Okhla and NOIDA. ATDC is sponsored by Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Ministry of Textiles, has a mission to upgrade the technical skills of workers employed in the Garment Industry. NTPC Badarpur project sponsored transport ensured 100% attendance of program. All trainees got absorbed by the industry.

JEEVIKA - Microsoft FICCI-SEDF MAR program:

Under its JEEVIKA project FICCI - SEDF tied up with MICROSOFT for facilitation of establishing Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR). FICCI-SEDF facilitated and assisted Mr Samual Mani to become India's first Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR). Mr.Samuel, who is a Spastic, runs a small enterprise for hardware & software solutions and he was qualified to become a MAR as per Microsoft criteria.

Empowering Adolescents through Life Skills Education (2006)

FICCI-SEDF, in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, initiated a project titled "Empowering Adolescents through Life Skills Education". The project covered 10 slums of Delhi and conducted a 5-day program to impart life skills to the out-of-school adolescents.

The following are the major activities during the project implementation:

  • 25 persons drawn from various organizations working in the 10 project areas were provided Training of Trainers (ToT) on Life Skills Education.
  • Networking with 20 NGOs in project areas was done to assist the Foundation in reaching out to out-of-school adolescents in each of these project areas.
  • Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities in all the project areas to create awareness about various issues related to adolescent health and behaviour.
  • Capacity Building activities for project staff and NGO partners were organised.
  • A 5-day curriculum was developed and implemented on Life Skills Education.
  • 18 people from partner NGOs have been trained as Master Trainers.
  • 279 adolescents have been imparted Life Skills Education with support from Modicare Foundation. They are now acting as Peer Trainers for other untrained adolescents in their respective areas.
  • 1359 adolescents have been trained as Peer Educators.

Reproductive & Child Health Project, Muzzafarnagar (SIFPSA) (2004 - 06)

FICCI-SEDF Reproductive & Child Health (RCH) Project was a two-year project funded by Govt. of India through SIFPSA. The project was started in October 2004 and covered Purkaji block in Muzaffarnagar District, which has 75 villages with a population of 1,45,313. This RCH project is a two-year project funded by Govt. of India through SIFPSA.
The main object of the project is to create awareness, improve reproductive & child health services and establish small family norm amongst the target population.

The following are the major activities during the project implementation:

  • Setting up of Project Head office at Muzaffarnagar and recruitment of the staff
  • Training of project team at Prerna Population Resource Centre, Lucknow.
  • 2 Trainings of CBDs in Purkaji, Muzaffarnagar.
  • Setting up of two Out-reach clinics in Barla and Tughlakpur villages.
  • A 5-day curriculum was developed and implemented on Life Skills Education.
  • Completion of Baseline Survey in Purkaji block, which revealed following statistics :
  • Training of Village Health Committee (VHC) Members by the project staff.
  • Service delivery including Contraceptive Social Marketing.
  • Community meetings and IEC activities in each of the villages.
  • Wall-writings in each of the 50 villages to create awareness about the project.
  • Periodic Health Melas in major villages and participation in Health Camps organised at PHC, Purkaji and District Hospital, Muzaffarnagar.
  • Service delivery to the people. Following are the new cases motivated to use contraceptives:
    • Contraceptive condoms: 1492
    • Contraceptive pills: 773
    • Copper-T: 527
    • Female sterilization: 432
    • Male sterilization: 06
  • Networking is being done with DM, CMO office, DIFPSA, local NGOs, village pradhans, ANMs and other such bodies.

Rajiv Gandhi Mobile AIDS Counselling Project (2002)

FICCI-SEDF, in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, is implementing "Rajiv Gandhi Mobile AIDS Counselling Services" (RGMACS) project. The first phase of the project was started with Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, RGF, flagging off the Mobile Van in August 2002.

The following are the major activities under the project:

  • Capacity Building activities for project staff whereby 40 sessions were conducted during the project implementation.
  • Capacity Building of various community groups including youth, RMPs, women, NGO personnel etc. A total of 1548 persons were trained.
  • Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) activities to raise awareness and sensitise people about the issue.
  • Awareness Generation sessions in schools, training centers and NGOs in the project areas.
  • To ensure a sustainable service delivery system, network has been established with Voluntarty Counselling & Testing Centres (VCTCs), government hospitals, medical practitioners, NGOs, RMPs, chemists etc. Network was established with 63 NGOs and 30 Health Centres.
  • Involvement of 140 local medical practitioners in the project.
  • Counselling services
    • Prevention counselling - 32467
    • Group counselling - 86218

FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community. Leveraging this to its advantage, FICCI - SEDF has brought together opportunities in multiple domains, for Corporates to work on.
If your organization is looking for opportunities to invest in, then the following are some of the domains under which projects can be undertaken:

  • Livelihood: Promoting and scaling up the concept of Agricultural Livelihood (production cluster) interventions by implementing the innovative model developed.
  • HIV/AIDS: Reaching out to industries and advocating for partnerships on key interventions planned with Industries/Companies under the Health and National HIV/AIDS Program.
  • Education: Capacity Building for Rural Education.
    • Carrying out critical interventions in Government Schools.
    • Training of Govt. school teachers, both regular and remedial.
    • Program for creating after-school village tuition centres for slow learners.
    • Improving children's English language skills through special methodologies
    • Infusing hitherto neglected aspects like sports, yoga, environmental education, health and hygiene into school life, which, besides helping holistic development, also enhance a child's interest in school.

  • Project Monitoring: Promoting transparent monitoring mechanisms for companies to deploy their CSR capital.
    • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Impact assessment
    • Report Generation
    • Capacity building of CSO on technology front
    • Capacity Building for Corporates