ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth encourages an exhibition cum sale ofproducts handcrafted by our trainees residing in rural areas. Under the banner of “Kaushal Utsav”, exhibitions are an effort to display the talent of our trainees to the mainstream, by contributing to and appreciating their means of livelihood.
Organised in association with ICICI Bank and Group Companies, Kaushal Utsav, primarily held within the bank premises. The exhibition held across 72 locations spreading across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Assam. With the digital transactions at the exhibition we become a small part of their liberating journey and a confidence booster for the livelihood they deserve Products like Jute bag, Pillow Covers, Duppata, Salwar Kurta, Fancy Bag, Artificial Jewellery and Desi Ghee, Groundnut, Rice, Agriculture & Allied Products made it to the top sellers.
Blood donation drives are a tradition in the ICICI family. We encourage employees and support staff to donate blood at our premises. The main beneficiary of these drives are our healthcare blood bank partner. We, ensure that these donations benefit the lesser privileged. In FY 2020, 33 camps were held across 13 states with a total participation of 4,886 donors and a collection of 2,684 units of blood.
Daan Utsav 2019/20
Daan Utsav is an annual event held at ICICI Bank and Group Companies. This event provides an opportunity for employees and customers of the ICICI Group to contribute to social development causes. These proceeds are disbursed across identified projects in association with Give India.
Health Camps – Pan-India
ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth has been undertaking vision-screening camps across the country. In order to further diversify the healthcare portfolio, the Foundation will undertake medical screening camps that will also include vision screening. These screening camps will be conducted in the clusters of Rural Livelihood programme across various states of India. The healthcare partner assembles a panel of doctors based on the scale of the event and the prevalence of medical conditions in each particular region. As part of the camp, patients are provided necessary medication free of cost. We target to reach out to 15,000 individuals.
Sundarbans, West Bengal
Human-wildlife conflicts have had a damaging effect on the ecosystem. In an effort to minimise these conflicts, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth is partnering a leading wildlife organisation to undertake the collaring of tigers in order to monitor tiger movement and behaviour in the Sundarbans tiger reserve area. The area is frequented by locals for collecting non-timber forest resources. The collaring of tigers will provide the forest directorate with a better understanding of the movement of tigers and help to better demarcate zones for locals to access.
Dandegaon village, Bhum block, Osmanabad
After a successful project undertaken in Kajala village in Osmanabad, where 29 million litres of water were conserved, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, armed with learnings of the project, will now be embarking on a project in Dandegaon village in Bhoom block in Osmanabad district. This intervention plans to cover over 500 hectares of land and benefiting 218 farmer households.
Uttar Pradesh & Jharkhand
The shortage of dialysis machines in India is acute. The projected requirement for India is around 2,00,000 machines, while our existing capacity is just 25,000. This shortage has created a serious impediment to the lesser privileged in receiving timely treatment. Having already deployed four machines in Assam, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth will provide another four machines in different state/s for the benefit of the lesser privileged.
In order, to digitally empower India’s non-urban population and bring them into the digital mainstream, thereby enhancing their digital knowledge, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, along with a partner school, is striving to reach out to the rural population in Himachal Pradesh with the intent to develop computer and digital literacy.
Nutrition for Children Ailing From Cancer
Nutrition is a critical component of treatment protocols for cancer patients. It is even more relevant in the case of children undergoing cancer treatments. However, families with a scarcity of resources are unable to provide adequate nutrition to children, leading to sub-optimal results from the treatment. ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, along with an implementation partner, will provide free nutrition to all children receiving cancer treatment at AIIMS Delhi, as well as provide free nutrition counselling under the programme.
Preserving Heritage Music
ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth is helping an institution that works on preserving and promoting our musical heritage by archiving and documenting folk and indigenous music across all the states of India. This will help preserve and display the musical diversity of our country through a rich and dynamic digital presence.