In February 2010, ICICI Lombard and ICICI Foundation launched Healthy Lokshakti, an initiative that works in partnership with government healthcare systems to reduce newborn and infant deaths by enabling women to receive good medical care during and after pregnancy, and during delivery. The three-year initiative (first introduced in ICICI Foundation's June 2010 newsletter) is being piloted in two tribal blocks of Nasik district in Maharashtra - Trimbakeshwar and Peint.Muktangan
Muktangan, an initiative of Paragon Charitable Trust, is a pioneering educational programme with an innovative model, working in close partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and a number of NGOs across the country. Muktangan works towards providing quality education to the underprivileged children across Mumbai through various initiatives such as balwadi, elementary education, teachers training etc.
The concept of Doorstep school was born in 1988-89 out of a study project in Mumbai and Pune to determine the causes of high drop out rates of children who come from the slums around the Municipal schools. The various programmes undertaken by Doorstep include "School on Wheels", Library programme, Balwadi programme, and programme for out of school children.
ISKON Food Relief Foundation
They provide midday meals to Government aided and BMC schools in Maharashtra. Midday meal is strategic program to address two of the most pressing problems of India : Hunger & Education. It is a project of Government of Maharashtra, implemented by Iskcon Food Relief Foundation. For this program, the Government of India supplies raw rice through Food Corporation of India and the Government of Maharashtra also promises to provide cooking charges at the rate of Rs. 1.75 per day per child. ISKCON FOOD RELIEF FOUNDATION, has resolved to liberate the underprivileged from this vicious cycle by feeding the poor with sanctified and nutritious food. In just three years since it was founded, the program has scaled to provide over 1,00,000 hygienic and nutritious meals every day through an extremely cost-effective program. The foundation has implemented this program in 250 schools in south of Mumbai and 700 schools in whole of Maharashtra, covering 2 lakh 25 thousand children. MIDDAY MEAL has demonstrated and is now showcased as an operating model that can strategically address two of the most pressing problems for poor children in India : hunger and education.Giving Beyond The Workplace
In a move to give back to society, ICICI Lombard General Insurance kicked off its 10th Founders' Day celebration with a pledge to give back to society. Employees across 25 cities of ICICI Lombard came together to put into action the "Giving Beyond The Workplace" Campaign.
As a part of this campaign, employees of ICICI Lombard organized free dental and health camps for the students of Municipal Schools across the country with the help of doctors from reputed hospitals.
Speaking on the successful completion of this initiative, Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta, MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard GIC
commented, "Being the leaders in health insurance, we felt that it would be ideal to conduct health check-ups for the underprivileged children. The "Giving Beyond The Workplace" campaign is our humble way of giving back to the society. It is indeed heartening to see all our employees come forward and join hands for such a noble cause. We would like to thank all the doctors who partnered with us and supported our commitment towards protecting the health of our children."
The "Giving beyond the Workplace" Campaign covered 67 municipal schools at 64 locations across 25 cities. Close to over 12,400 underprivileged children benefited from this employee-driven outreach campaign. As one of the leading health insurance providers, ICICI Lombard General Insurance believes in helping the society by creating awareness and taking care of the health needs of all, particularly the underprivileged that are not covered in formal healthcare programmes.