JSPL Foundation has been effectively addressing the need specificities of the underprivileged and weaker section and implementing multifaceted and multi-dimensional sustainable social development projects to improve their quality of life across the country.
Community at Forefront
Programmes are designed to address the community need and are determined through a 360-degree need identification process. Community participation is an essential component of all the programmes and capacity building of the community to ensure sustainability in development. Interventions are aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). Programmes are implemented in collaboration with Government, Local Self Governments, CBO’s, Knowledge partners etc for maximizing the impact. The Foundation supports and supplements Government Welfare Programmes for overarching holistic community development.
Project Sneh is a special initiative that was designed to combat malnutrition in underprivileged children and senior citizens. This project was carried out at Angul, Barbil, Raigarh & Tamnar, and has benefitted more than 1500 families, 3500 children and 75 senior citizens. Over the years, JSPL Foundation has worked relentlessly towards providing adequate and nutritious food to the targeted children in collaboration with ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) and has helped different organizations like Adruta Home, AVS, Serenda & Rawa Academy in improving the conditions of these children.
Adruta Children Home is a shelter home centre registered as a charitable organization with the District Administration in Angul, Odisha having a residential facility for parentless and underprivileged children. One of the major objectives of this project is to ensure a healthy atmosphere for all the inhabitants of Jindal Adruta Children Home, so as to enable them to a healthy living through the services of food, nutrition, regular health checkups and education.
Little Angel program is an initiative with the objective to cater to a child’s development before their stepping into primary school. The uniqueness of the project is the community ownership embedded in its operation, which is being facilitated by JSPL Foundation. The first Little Angel School was established in the year 2011 at Doleshara village in Tamnar block of Chhattisgarh. Over the years, the concept has become popular and currently, there are 7 centres namely in the villages of Kunjemura, Budia, Chharatangar, Libra and Salihabhanta in Tamnar and Raigarh. More than 1000 tribal and underprivileged children have been imparted with quality pre-school education in English medium and mainstreamed in English medium schools.
Asha the Hope centres have been established with an objective to impart special education and therapeutic services to the Children / Persons with special needs living in the periphery villages so as to rehabilitate and mainstream them and enable them to take life in its full steam. Presently Asha the Hope Centres are functional at Raigarh, Angul and Patratu locations in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand respectively. Along with therapeutic services it also provides aids and appliance and high quality assistive devices at subsidized rates. So far, Asha The Hope centres have served 5000+ differently able out of which many have been supported with various assistive and adaptive devices.
JSPL Foundation, instituted the ‘Swayamsiddh Samman’ in 2015 to identify, reward and nurture the network of social innovators and change makers at the grass-root level in India. The award was instituted to honour the unsung heroes who overcame adversities in their lives to create their own unique identity, displaying exemplary courage, commitment and dedication towards their cause. The ‘Swayamsiddh Samman’ has so far been conferred upon more than 250 grass root action leaders, both at State and National level.
Kishori Express is an anemia control programme amongst the adolescent girls, implemented across 570 villages of Banarpal & Angul blocks in Angul district of Odisha & 87 villages of Punhana block of Nuh district of State Haryana (under the GOI’s Aspiration District Programme launched by Hon. Prime Minister). The programme was rolled in April 2011 in Chendipada block and replicated at Banarpal block of Angul in 2012 in Odisha. . The Programme is running in close collaboration with the respective State Govt. / Dist Administration. More than 1.8 lakh adolescent girls have been benefitted till date.
This programme was first implemented in the Tamnar region of Chhattisgarh and Jereldaburu region of Jharkhand with aim to reduce infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) by means of educating the entire local population regarding the services related to Ante Natal Care (ANC) and Post Natal Care (PNC). The project implementation involved raising awareness on the related issues like family planning, use of contraceptives, increasing institutional delivery, safe mother hood, early childcare intervention, combating malnutrition, adolescent health care, sanitation awareness. The programme commenced in 2010 with 30 village-based women called ‘Swasthaya Sanginis’ and has now expanded to 61 villages in due collaboration with the government departments and likeminded NGO’s. Till date more than 2.6 lakh women and children have been benefitted from the holistic intervention of the projects.
JSPL Foundation under leadership of Ms Jindal has been working passionately through diverse projects and programmes to empower women. With the objective of improving rural livelihood options for women through skill development, trainings and promoting micro enterprises, thus impacting livelihood of 12000 women we have introduced Dhokra Art Livelihood Centres and Revival and Capacity building of SHG.
Jan Jeevika Kendra (JJK) promotes and encourages women to run micro-enterprises and has accomplished to sustain engagement of SHGs in income generating activities like organic herbal body care products manufacturing, jute products, making papad, making incense, making vegetable cultivation, food processing, tailoring & stitching, lac products, rope making and dairy management.
Aakriti Project was introduced to promote vocational skills among women, Aakriti Production Centre was also established in tandem and now more than 300 women are engaged with the Project.
Ms Jindal herself an artist felt strongly about revival of the traditional artisans as the essential means to preserve these traditional vocations. Thus in collaboration with the Handicrafts Institutions training is being imparted to artisans. More than 100 artisans engaged in terracotta pottery, HH decorative items. Dhokra Art Livelihood Centre project is another unique initiative of foundation forpromoting art which includes the creation of market linkage and promotion of dhokra products. Regular training and exposure visits on the latest technology for product enhancement are provided to the artisans & establishing market linkages through the SHG’s and exhibitions is also being done. Around 200 artisans from Ektal village in Raigarh are involved in Dhokra making.
With a focus on women empowerment, capacity building projects together encourage saving through micro-finance and income generating activities through micro-enterprise among the women in project area communities. More than 5200 SHG members have been provided training and workshops organized for them to promote SHGs to take up microenterprises for their livelihood.
The JSPL Foundation has intensively taken up the Mushroom project in its operational areas which includes Mushroom cultivation and Mushroom spawn production through a Common Interest Groups. And also initiated the Sanitary Napkin project under brand name "Shubhangi" with an objective to enhance the menstrual health status and promote use of low cost Sanitary napkins among adolescent girls and women through social marketing.
The social business model of manufacturing and distribution of sanitary napkins at Odisha and Chhattisgarh helps generate livelihood for the women entrepreneurs associated with the project.
JSPL Foundation's Mission Zero Hunger took a giant stride to address the lack of access to basic food for survival among the migrant workers, daily wage earner, scavengers, street dwellers, destitute and other socially vulnerable populace, soon after the announcement of countrywide lockdown on account of COVID-19 global pandemic in the last week of March 2020. Under 'Mission Zero Hunger' programme, food needs (two meals a day comprising lunch and dinner) of such underprivileged people was addressed across JSPL's operational locations in three states as well as in the National Capital of New Delhi and specific locations in Bihar and Odisha. Everyday about 7000 meals were served in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and at New Delhi.
In an effort to promote, preserve and propagate tribal arts and crafts of India, JSPL Foundation has launched a unique initiative called SwayamShilp, wherein a series of workshops will be conducted across India, thereby providing artists from the tribal hinterland of the country with a national platform.
Social Security Scheme identifies individuals of merit and low economic means, above the age of 60 years, who are otherwise unnoticed and deprived of major social security like pension, medical treatment, health insurance etc. by the mainstream systems. Through the social security programme, the foundation offers these individuals financial or any other form of support, in the nature of social security.
Grant For Art identifies individuals of merit and low economic means, above the age of 60 years, such as underprivileged traditional artisans, ethnic art/culture performers, social innovators at the grass root level with small economic means through financial or any other form of support, in the nature of social security. The ‘Grant For Art’ Scheme adopts the SOP to implement the scheme, thereby, laying out a detailed identification process for each spell of announcement of such social security support.