CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
RPG Foundation – An RPG Initiative
RPG Foundation was founded in 2011, initially focusing on primary education and community development. The Foundation has since then branched out to solving problems in eye care, gender equality, skill development and community development.
We aim to empower developing communities in Maharashtra and Gujrat. Our sustainable initiatives are designed to create maximum impact.
The Foundation has the below specific values in keeping with which all interventions are executed.
Urban Slum Community Development
At Zensar Community Development is initiated with the running of transformational programs like Community Mobilization, School Transformation Program and the Udaan English Proficiency program, that enable a positive and irrevocable change in people.
Committed to making the planet a greener and cleaner place, Zensar has collaborated with the PMC to transform a barren area into a Biodiversity Park. The park supports 165 plant species from 69 botanical families, 56 shrubs, 59 herbaceous plants, and 17 climbers, many of which belong to the Rare, Endemic and Threatened category.
Zensar has aligned itself with the National Digital Literacy Mission to empower at least one person per household in India with digital literacy skills by 2020. We have partnered with the PMC and leased 3 Digital Literacy buses and set up 5 digital literacy centers across Pune and Hyderabad.
Skilling Centres ensuring job readiness of youth and women in slum communities, The Black Economic Empowerment program equipping local talent in South Africa and The Employee Skill Development Program supporting technical skill enhancement of college students, are among several initiatives at Zensar.
Colors of Dreams – Our CSR Stories
Zensar Unnati Employability Program
“From the time I joined, I felt a sense of freedom for the first time…. I now feel the freedom to talk to anyone. I can interact effectively and speak frankly”
A graduate of the 3rd batch of the Zensar Unnati Employability Program. She gained confidence and communication skills during the training program. In alignment with our values, the Zensar CSR team did not hesitate in recruiting Anjali as a team member
- Anjali Bansode from Pune
"Someone tried to abduct me. It was very scary and my spirit was damaged. I did not even dare to step out of the house. Learning Karate has helped me be fearless. I even go to school by myself."
Aarti joined Karate classes in the Zensar-run Community Development Centre where she learned self-defense and was encouraged to feel confident. Now Aarti is back in Udaan and does not hesitate to go outside of her home.
"I needed to earn but I also needed to be home to look after my bed-ridden husband. Opening my own boutique has allowed me to do both.”
Padma was in serious trouble as she was unemployed and her husband was critically ill. She was exploring ways to earn extra income for her family when she came across the tailoring course offered by Zensar. She decided to start a boutique and made such a success of it that she has now employed two women!
"I never dreamt that I would be passing my Class 10 examination along with my son."
A housekeeping help at the Zensar Udaan English Proficiency Centre in Pune, Mangal took up education for herself. Mangal enrolled for the Class 10 examinations and passed in 2014. She followed this with the Class 12 examinations and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree!