Our vision is a world free of poverty in which every individual has the freedom and power to create and sustain a just society in which to live.
Our mission is to empower the poor to participate in and benefit from the Indian growth process through integrated action in the fields of primary health, elementary education, financial inclusion and sustainable livelihood. This will be achieved through active collaboration with the government and independent organisations.
India has an urgent need to create employment opportunities for those below the poverty line. The Foundation’s first steps in its sustainable livelihood initiative will be to strengthen two Rural Self-Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) in Udaipur and Jodhpur, run by ICICI Bank.
Rural Self-Employment Training Institutes
ICICI Foundation provides vocational training programme at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The programme includes training in mobile repairing; shuttering / carpentry, plumbing and a course to run a beauty parlour. Awareness programmes for local self help groups too are organised on a regular basis.