At SEED, we believe that programs initiated for Skill Development should create individuals who become competent enough to compete in the markets for the skills they possess. This is a feat that can only be achieved if training involves an adequate balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in order to master the trade. Our programs in our project areas include training in trades like electrical, computer, welding, automobile, among a wide variety of others. Keeping with this idea of a holistic training structure, students are also encouraged to take of extra classes, tests, Olympiads and practical submissions. Read More »
Providing skills and further, jobs for the youth are a predominant feature of the UN Sustainable Developments Goals agenda 2030. Education and training are the key determinants of succeeding in the labor market. However, currently a large proportion of the youth have low levels of achievement in basic literacy itself. This serves as a problem in the path towards developmental upliftment. It is because of this that the UN celebrates the Worth Youth Skills Day in order to spread awareness about the importance of imparting skills and encourages people and firms through CSR to take up Skill Development activities in target areas.
Under the Skill Rajasthan mission, World Youth Skills Day, declared by the UN, was celebrated at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur on July 15, 2017. It was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry as an initiative of cooperation between industries and the government to create a skilled Rajasthan. Many speakers were invited to share their views and their work on Skill Development. SEED CSR Vice President Mr. Jatin Dhall also took to the stage and discussed the Industrial Skill Development Initiative in Jhalawar, Rajasthan that SEED has taken up on behalf of Caterpillar which has received a lot of acclaim for its successful progress and large number of benefactors who have successfully been trained and placed. We, at SEED, hope to continue this endeavor towards Skill Development for Youth and the nation through our various projects in areas all over India.
All efforts for sustainable growth and development are only efforts worth making if there exists a population to be impacted with their progress. It is this importance of a stable and healthy populace that is celebrated on July 11, the World Population Day as declared by the UNGA in 1989. The demographic composition is not the only point of importance to this awareness method; it aims to highlight the issues that impact the population and their relation to development and the environment. Read More »
Mr. Anirban Roy marks his auspicious presence at the CSR Summit on Corporate and Civil Society Dialogue organised by Delhi Management Association. He highlighted the importance of CSR and how we can help Corporates in implementing CSR in India. Along with this he also emphasize on the identification of CSR Implementation Agencies. Also he highlighted the innovative approach towards the CSR Implementation for the MNC’s and Corporates . At last he added the process to be follow and adopted way ahead.
Renew Power in partnership with SEED CSR launches “Rural Development” Sustainable Village Development Program on 15th April at Dichipalli, Telangana. The Chief Guests for the launch event were Mr. Sumant Sinha Founder and Chairman Renew Power and Mr. Parag CEO Renew Power. Mr. Sumant Sinha & Mr. Parag talked about the benefits of Digital Education by leveraging technologies like Digital Class. Not only this, the emphasis was also on Women Empowerment and for the same Regional Sarpanch of Dharmaraopet Village was also invited. After the curtain unveiling, Digital Class Room was inaugurated. The new computer lab is well equipped and has all the latest technology and infrastructure. All necessary equipments like latest Computers, Computer Tables, Chairs, UPS and Internet facility are provided in the lab. This will benefit students to learn latest techniques and with internet facility they will also get exposure to new technologies being used globally. This is a Big Step in Digital India movement for school children in Dharmaraopet Village at Dichipalli, Telangana.
The Chief Guests also interacted with students and emphasised importance of education in career development and how Digital Class can be beneficial for them. The Chief Guest also talked about importance of Sports in our daily life and shared his thoughts and importance of sports with both Students & Parents. Renew Power projects also committed in improving the sports facility by providing necessary sports equipments to school.
To ensure the students and parents also know benefits and importance of Environment, Chief Guest also did Sapling plantation in the School Premises. The motive is to take one step forward for future generation by Environment Sustainability.
The program ended with discussion between Chief Guests and the Head Master for the Future of Children’s in the village and importance of CSR education in the village. Unlike earlier time this initiative, the proper method of Practical Teaching via Smart Labs is also adopted in the village. Also Headmaster expressed vote of thanks to Renew Power and Seed CSR for this value addition to the society.
This is a big step in the Digital India initiative and this is just a beginning to educate thousands of people in Dharmaraopet Village, Dichipalli.
Convocation Ceremony for Skill Development Batch @ Kohlapur
On 11th April 2017 , Convocation of the second batch of students at the DHFL Skill Development Centre was held at Shahu Samarak Bhavan, Dasara Chowk Kohlapur .
The event was graced by chief guests Ms. Hasina Faras (Mayor of Kohlapur) and Mr Abhijit Magdum (Chairman and MD Bhima Builders) and Mr Sachin Shirgaonkar (MD RB sheller Pvt Ltd.). More than 400 students in batches have completed the Skill Development Course. The Major traits taught were Carpentry, Electrical Work , Plumbing and Missionary.
At the end of the event certificates were handing to the Students by Ms. Hasina Faras (Mayor of Kohlapur) and other Chief Guests as well
Skill Development Convocation Ceremony @ Chandarpur
SEED CSR conducted the Convocation Ceremony for the Skill Development Second Batch at DHFL Skill Development Centre Chandarpur at ND Hotel , Bapat Nagar Chowk, Nagarpur Road , Chandrapur.
Mr. Madhusudan Roongta (President , Chandarpur Industry Association ) was the Chief Guest at the Ceremony. Expressing happiness ahead of the Convocation Day, importance of Skill India was highlighted by Mr. Madhusudan Roongta.
During the event student were awarded with certification for completing their course. With this Major traits taught during the course were mainly Carpentry , Electrical Works , Plumbing and Missionary
About 76 million people in India are without access to clean and safe water. The reasons are numerous out of which some of them are, pollution and over-exploitation, rapid pace of industrialization and greater emphasis on agricultural growth combined with financial and technological constraints and non-enforcement of laws. Accessing drinking water is a problem and assuring it is safe is a challenge by itself.
As Per the Water Aid’s report on Wild Water- The State of the World’s Water 2017,
without access to clean water, 63 million people are living in rural areas in India. Diseases such as cholera, blinding trachoma, malaria and dengue are expected to become more common and malnutrition more prevalent.
Climate change is another major factor resulting in water availability. Unpredictable weather patterns are particularly challenging to the water and food supplies of agriculture-reliant rural communities. Longer dry spells result in crop failure and shortages of food and clean drinking water. Flooding can pollute clean water sources and may lead to cholera outbreaks. Climate change is likely to exacerbate these challenges and place an even greater strain on people. Also, water, sanitation and hygiene have a critical role to play in helping poor communities cope.
SEED CSR is a Corporate Social Responsibility advisory and implementation agency. At SEED one of our thematic area is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
To ensure that community members do not develop water-based ailments and to make clean drinking water easily accessible, installation of hand pumps and boring water arrangements is prioritized in all operational areas. Moreover, to create awareness about better sanitation, street campaigns and cleanliness drives are organized.
In one of our projects, toilets Installation that was initiated at Varanasi Ghats where we encouraged the correct way of washing hands and discouraged open defecation. The objective of this activity was to stop the wastage of water and reduce open defecation by tourists, local vendors at Ganga Ghats.
Such activities are done to advocate the practice of good hygiene and sanitation. SEED CSR along with client companies thrives to achieve accessibility of safe drinking water and clean rural India.
Highlights of World Water Day Celebration’s at few project sites:
1. CMA CGM, Uran Mumbai :
Painting and Essay Writing Competition was organized at ZP Digital School at Jaskhar, Uran, Maharashtra on World Water Day. The Sarpanch of the village was the chief guest for this event and all the VDC Members were present. The themes of competitions were based on water and biodiversity conservation. The winners of the competition were awarded. Also, saplings of endangered plants were given to the guests who pledged to plant those in their respective homes.
2. DHFL Chandarpur
On world water day the Centre at Chandrapur celebrated World Water day. The event started with understanding the importance of this day in our lives. Later, ways to save and conserve water were discussed. Finally, a ‘Sankalp’ (Pledge) was taken by nearly 300 trainees from different traits like BFSI and Constructional Sector to save the water.
3. DHFL , Kohlapur :
On 22nd March 2017, we have organized water awareness drive at Skill Development Centre, Kolhapur where we conducted rally from center to Sasane ground and back. A total of 90 trainees of BFSI and Construction participated in the drive. In front of Sasane ground, Our BFSI trainees did two street plays and spread the message about water conservation, don’t waste water and importance of water and educate people those who were wasting water on road while washing car etc.
3.Technip , Suva :
On the eve of World Water Day , we organized a wide spread Water Awareness Session at Suva Village , Bharuch . The Awareness Session was organized in School to make students aware about importance of Water and how to save water . Secondly another awareness session was organized with Women Self Help Group with an objective to spread the awareness on Save Water. The Objective of both session was to Save Water for Future. At the end of both session a pledge was taken by both Children’s and Women’s to save water from getting wasted through running taps.
Women are the backbone of our society. Their status has improved through the years, yet complete emancipation is still a far fetch dream due to various social and psychological reasons.
SEED CSR’s endeavour is to make women self-reliant, develop personality skills and discover their own self through projects under our mandate to implement CSR Project.
International Women’s Day is celebrated in the month of March. As our projects focus on women empowerment, highlights of some of the projects specifically aiming towards this area in form of skill development and Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) are as follows:
Women Day Celebration @ DHFL
At our Chandrapur training centre, PMC members and women trainees participated in women’s day celebration event. They shared their successful experience. Also, girls from the ongoing batches shared their experience of learning at one of our centres. At the end of the program, refreshment was provided to all the attendees.
Women Day Celebration @ Technip Suva
On 8th March, 2017, International Women’s Day was celebrated at Technip CSR Training Centre at Suva. Female teachers and members from Self Help Group (SHGs) Committee participated in this event. The event started with a speech on importance of Women Empowerment by Ms Hetal Ben, government school teacher. Women participating in the event shared their contributions to the rural community. Moreover, they also shared the challenges which are faced by women in the society and how the Women Empowerment Program under CSR Approach helped these women folks in Suva. The event concluded with a vote of thanks and Mid-day refreshment were given to all the attendees.
Women Day Celebration @ FIS
Women’s Day was celebrated at FIS CSR Training Centre, where the focus was on Women Empowerment.
About 56 girls and women along with members from Mahila Samiti Committee participated in this event where they shared their experience.
The first 3 best stories were awarded. Trophies were given by Chief Guest who was the principal of Zilla Parishad School Barfpada. She encouraged women to participate in this activity. Also, all participants took an oath to ensure their sons & daughters would be getting equivalent educational opportunities.
Recently Somany Ceramics inaugurated their CSR Project for Sustainable Village Development in Mehsana, Kadi District of Gujrat. The Chief Guest of the program was R.GG Trivedi, CEO for Somany Ceramics.
The main objective of this CSR initiative is to enhance the Skill of youth by Skill Development initiative with giving a beneficiary to a batch of 20-25 students every month. The major skills traits are Stewing & Stitching and Refrigeration and Cooling.
The Inauguration event went well. To add value to this CSR Initiative Village Sarpanch had visited the Centre and addressed the localities with the benefits of this initiative.
Technip in collaboration with SEED, one of the leading CSR implementation Agency has inaugurated their CSR initiative in Dahej Gujrat.
The main objective of this CSR initiative:-
- Improve education infrastructure and promote eLearning amongst students.
- Encourage financial literacy and promote micro-enterprising.
- Enhance awareness on health care, hygiene, and sanitation, especially for pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children.
- Raise awareness on disaster management.
Mr. Bhaskar Patel, Managing Director of Technip India said,’ am confident that with our CSR project partner, SEED, we will be able to involve and train the villagers through year-long various initiatives which will bring a positive change in their living condition on the long term. This is how we build the future.”