BTMU - The Sanitation Project

FICCI SEDF is managing The Sanitation Project for Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) in the district of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. As their commitment towards ensuring sanitation and hygiene through the Swachh Bharat Vidyalaya Campaign, BTMU is building 250 girls toilets in Government Schools. Through rigorous Government liaising, FICCI SEDF has identified 250 Government Schools in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. A comprehensive Need Assessment has been conducted to identify the requirements of individual schools so as to determine the contextual intervention for each of the schools. In due course of the project 250 toilets shall be installed in Government schools. An elaborate behavior change programme is also being carried out across schools and will continue till March 2018.

Castrol Road Safety Program in outskirts of Mumbai with 3500 Truck drivers

Castrol India Limited, in collaboration with FICCI SEDF, undertook an extensive Road Safety Project with Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) drivers. As part of the project, a three pronged approach has been adopted so as to address the issue of road safety norms to be adopted by HMV drivers on the highways & in cities, financial literacy as well as eye care practices. A total of 3500 HMV drivers have been successfully trained.

Paul Merchant – program on Solid waste Management (Bharuch, Gujrat)

In an effort to ensure sustainability of the sanitation project, a solid waste management program was organized in the two villages of Talodhra and Dhadera, Bharuch, Gujarat. Through the initiative the project aimed to create a system of waste collection, segregation and recycling to improve the environment condition of the two villages. The project reached out to over 600 households and was completed in July 2018.

Reliance Slum Sanitation Project

FICCI SEDF implemented The Mumbai Slum Sanitation Project for Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited in the urban slum settlement in Mumbai. Under the project, ten community toilets in the identified geography for improving sanitation practices and access to water & electricity equipped sanitary facilities were built. The project built 10 community toilets that caters to the community members of an urban slum in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Marol pipeline and Asalpha Nagar in Mumbai with poor sanitation facilities.

India Infoline Foundation Financial Literacy Study

FICCI SEDF was the project manager for the India Infoline Foundation Financial Literacy Study undertook in 30 villages of Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. IIFL Foundation believes that individuals with basic financial knowledge can make informed financial decisions and therefore, maintain better financial health. Through its CSR projects, IIFL endeavor’s to provide information of financial products, especially of rewards and risks, in order to better equip the financially excluded to make informed choices with respect to money. The study has been successfully completed and a detailed intervention is being designed.

Abbott Total Sanitation Project

FICCI SEDF has successfully completed The Total Sanitation Project for Abbott India Limited, which was launched in December 2014 in two villages of Bharuch, Gujarat. The objective of the project was to make the villages Open Defecation Free (ODF). The project built 500 toilets in households, community and schools. Simultaneously, a Behavioral Change program was conducted to address old practices and habits as well as understanding the importance of sanitation. 2000+ community members were reached out to under the behavior change program. The monitoring of the progress was done using a digital system that reflects real time data. Both the villages have been declared ODF.


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