A monthly drive to support environmental sustainability and education of underprivileged children
Every month, FGII donates old newspapers to Indian Development Foundation (IDF) with an aim to promote environmental protection and support education of underprivileged children.
IDF - an NGO working towards creating a better India, utilises sale proceeds from selling old newspapers to run its after school program – Bal Gurukuls. Presently, there are 190 Bal Gurukuls across India run by IDF where approximately 15,000 students get access to free of cost education.
Benefitting at-risk youth through awareness workshop on the World No Tobacco Day at Chembur, Mumbai
In the context of World No Tobacco Day, FGII in association with Pratham, an NGO working for quality education of underprivileged children and youth and Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), conducted an awareness workshop for at-risk youth belonging to slum community.
Through this workshop, the beneficiaries learnt about the tragic health consequences of tobacco use and proper approach towards quitting tobacco. They were also benefitted from our employees' own experiences of quitting tobacco.
Educating women on health, domestic violence and self-defense on Women's day at Malad, Mumbai
Every community is unique and so are the issues prevailing in them. To address specific concerns of community women in Malad, Mumbai, FGII conducted a need-based workshop for them in association with Indian Development Foundation (IDF), an NGO.
The workshop consisted of three sessions, one each on health, violence against women and self-defense. Through these sessions, the major concerns of local women were addressed effectively. The women displayed great fervour and asked several questions during the workshop.
The workshop was appreciated by the beneficiaries and they showed interest in participating in more such workshops.
Mental Health Workshop for the Elderly at Andheri, Mumbai
Mental disorders are very common in old age and mostly go undetected and untreated. To help understand, protect and sustain mental health, FGII conducted a Mental Health Workshop for the elderly. The workshop was conducted in association with Little Sisters of the Poor which is a residential facility for the older citizens aimed towards providing them complete medical care and attention.
Asmita Mhatre, an expert from Watch Your Health, delivered the session that consisted of the concept of age, easy exercises for body and mind, meditation methodology and significance of finding happiness within oneself by the means of self-loving and self-care.
The elderly were motivated and reflected positivity after the session. The workshop was followed by an interaction between FGII employees and the elderly. Through this personal interaction, the elderly felt a sense of warmth, connect and affection that they miss the most. They also shared their experience and learning from the workshop.
NGO mela at corporate office
To celebrate the 'Joy of Giving Week', observed from October 2 - October 8, 2016 every year in India, FGII organised an NGO Mela for its employees in association with NGO partner, Srujna.
Through this exhibition, the NGO displayed an extensive range of handmade products including home décor, diyas, rangolis, jewellery, bags, kurtis, wallets and many more items, exclusively created by slum artisans and the rescued victims of human trafficking.
Financial literacy workshop for underprivileged women at Vasai, Mumbai
With an aim to empower the underprivileged women by imparting knowledge on all aspects related to managing finance, a Financial Literacy Workshop was conducted for 50 underprivileged women. The session was delivered to share the know-how on financial literacy in association with Srujna, a NGO.
The session focused on the importance of credit management, debt management, insurance for family and self, having a bank account, Aadhar card, how to save money and invest. The beneficiaries were also made aware of the various government schemes and the benefit of taking loans from channelised and government recognised sources for the purpose of investment of business.
An engaging Q&A session with the beneficiaries included queries on loans and saving schemes for women and girl child, health insurance and other Government schemes.