VipsFoundation is a leading national-level NGO for CSR projects in India. Having a pan-India presence and outreach in remote rural areas in 18 states, the Foundation has directly impacted more than 5 lakh lives so far.

Working towards an overarching goal of poverty alleviation, Vips engages in CSR initiatives for inclusive and sustainable development and growth at the grassroots. Vips has been a leading implementing agency for impactful multi-sectoral CSR initiatives in Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Skill Development, Women Empowerment, Sustainable Environment, etc., and has partnered with reputed public sector enterprises and corporates.

Projects like Padho aur Badho, HRDP, Sampoorna, etc are being hailed as pioneering impactful initiatives in the CSR domain and have won recognition and awards from all corners.

Driven by the development needs at the village level, VIPS Foundation has been strengthening the grassroots through Integrated and Holistic Rural Development Projects with an aim of creating model villages and self-sustaining communities. More than 200 villages are being supported for holistic development through various CSR initiatives.

The strength of Vips Foundation lies in its expertise and rich experience of executing CSR projects for more than a decade and having in place robust management systems and processes to ensure project outcomes and sustainability.

Extensive use of digital tools, dedicated web-based software, and mobile apps for database management, execution, monitoring, and impact evaluation and assessment ensure transparency and accountability from project execution to monitoring and impact assessment.

Skill Development

Vips Foundation runs various skill development programs in India to impart employable skills to underprivileged rural and urban youth in various states under the schemes of the Government of India and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Skills development can reduce unemployment, raise incomes, and improve standards of living. AROH has so far trained more than 60,000 youth and women in various trades and engaged them in gainful employment.

Vips Foundation is one of the reputed implementing agencies for the Government of India's prestigious DDUGKY Programme to provide livelihood opportunities and job placement for BPL rural youth and women.

Vips Foundation works with communities to ensure that families in extreme poverty have the skills they need to enhance their income. Various need-based and interest-based skills are imparted to poor and marginalized people in both farm-based and non-farm-based activities.

 

Women Empowerment

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to promote gender equality, quality of life for entire families and communities, and economic development to achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability.

Vips Foundation works with a special focus on women's empowerment and provides skills development and employment linkages to thousands of women across the nation.

Project GARIMA is Vips Foundation’s pioneering initiative designed for the skill development of women in various traditional and modern trades with an objective of socio-economic development of women and to make them self-reliant.

Women empowerment is also done through dedicated programs for adult literacy, financial literacy, health, hygiene and sanitation, and other such awareness programs.

 

Education

Better Schools, Better Learning

We believe that education is the most powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and economic stability.

Vips Foundation supports a three-pronged action to ensure quality education for all:

The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them

Sanitation

Vips Foundation has joined hands to meet the ambitious targets of the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat Mission which plans to eliminate open defecation by 2019.

Based on the results of the need assessment, toilets are constructed in schools having none or inadequate toilet facilities to ensure better hygiene and sanitation. Defunct and unused school toilets are repaired and put to good use, thereby saving resources.

Vips Foundation also builds individual household latrines to create ODF villages. So far more than 10,000 IHHL units have been constructed by AROH.

 

Health and Hygiene

Through its various programs, Vips Foundation undertakes to improve the health of all sections of the communities, with a special focus on women and children.

Various preventive and promotive healthcare interventions are taken up in both rural and urban areas to improve personal hygiene and health.

Awareness and support are provided for vaccination, immunization, health check-up and diagnostic camps, adolescent health, dental health, etc. with the objective of reducing the occurrence of diseases and mortality in poor and marginalized communities.

Various projects taken up by Vips Foundation focus on the health and wellbeing of the poor and backward rural communities, by improving access to safe water, improved sanitation condition, better hygiene practices, proper waste management, and better kitchen management.

  • Improve learning outcomes

  • Improve school infrastructure for a better learning experience

  • Align actors, such as teachers, SMCs, communities, to make the system work for learning.

Vips Foundation has pioneered programs like Padho aur Badho and RISE (Remedial Innovation in School Education) to improve the primary education learning outcomes of children and capacity building of teachers covering more than 50000 children in the past years.

School infrastructure support has been provided to more than 200 schools in various states. Based on the need assessment study, the works done in schools include repair and renovation, BALA Paintings, Teaching Learning Materials, Smart Classrooms, Installation of swings and slides, Sports material, setting up libraries, Water and sanitation facilities, etc.