ICRA Analytics has joined hands with Parivaar Education Society, a Kolkata-based NGO (www.parivaar.org) since 2015, which runs two, free residential education institution for +2000 children from deprived and destitute backgrounds and provides residential living and education to boys and girls from an early age of 5 till their higher education (university level graduation or employability programs). Our annual engagement includes sponsoring a class of 30 residential students (currently in Grade VI) to meet their living and education needs, and special projects like building a class-room, setting up a science lab and supporting class-room and residential infrastructure.
ICRA Analytics has collaborated with the Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare (Anudip) in its pursuit to empower and help develop skills of the youth in India. We hope to create an engaging ecosystem for the youth through Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) in West Bengal. A three-four months’ full-time course focusing on developing the beneficiary’s job skill needs, its curriculum is enriched with educational technologies and customized content creates an immersive professional development program. The programme provides in-depth training to 250 students in IT skills, English language skills, workplace readiness and mock interviews. The graduating students will have access to job placement services across the industry sectors. The course is enabled with various digital platforms like e-learning online/offline modules, access to digital training curriculum such as video and audio presentations.
In light of super-cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, we extended our support to our NGO partner, Parivaar Education Society in rebuilding their infrastructure damages and also supported, NGO Goonj towards disaster management support; by providing comprehensive family kits of essential, dry ration, hygienic essentials, etc. in areas affected due to ‘Amphan’.
While we partner with external agencies through our various CSR outreach programs, we believe much more is required from each of us. The outreach programs gives our employees a platform to engage in social outreach initiatives and community programs, with a holistic approach to “Citizen Social Responsibility”.
In this pandemic scenario, we continued bridging connect with our external agency partners and beneficiaries through virtual meets.