Jubliant Bhartia Foundation (JBF), the corporate social responsibility wing of the Jubilant Bhartia Group ; is a not for profit organisation,established in 2007, strongly focussed on fulfilling our promise of Caring, Sharing, Growing,reflecting in our social initiatives. We, as a part of Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF), touch different areas of social development including primary education, basic healthcare and skill development for employability and self-sustenance.
JBF identifies the areas to be focussed upon through a need assessment survey so as to leave a strong impact where it is needed the most. JBF connects with representatives at each location and identifies the potential social development areas.
Community Development projects are designed to fulfil the potential gap areas and are monitored by the Senior Management.
Apart from JBF initiatives, we also encourage our employees to participate in the social activities as we understand the significance of workplace volunteering and employees contribution to the society. We organise various programmes where the employees have come forward to show their benevolence.
Our community initiatives are aligned to focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
- Goal 1: Eradicate Poverty and Hunger
- Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
- Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
- Goal 4 &5: Reduce Child Mortality & Improve Maternal Health
- Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
- Goal 8: Global Partnership for Development
Our focus areas are as follows:
Muskan – an initiative to support quality education
Primary education is the bed block on which a nation builds its future. Jubilant is committed to contribute its bit in bringing improvements in this vital sector of education. Jubilant evolved a unique participatory approach to help bring improvements in Government Primary Schools in rural areas through improvement in the learning environment in the school and improving the quality of education imparted along with motivating students to take up higher studies.
Our policy focuses on strengthening our existing educational infrastructure than to create parallel institutes for education. With this objective JBF has initiated the Project ‘Muskaan’ in 2007 for supporting Government Primary Schools in rural areas and work hand in hand with the authorities to bring about change in the society.
Project Muskaan was initiated with the following basic objectives –
- To improve the learning environment in the school so that students feel interested to attend school, thereby bringing down the dropout rates.
- To improve the quality of education imparted and motivate the students to take up higher studies.
At present, we are supporting 100 Rural Government Primary Schools under Project Muskaan. The project comprises of various activities which helps in sending these students to school. Some of the key activities are birthday celebrations of the students, regular village education meeting, observing important days of national significance and other motivational extracurricular activities that are needed for the overall grooming of a child. We also monitor the impact of project Muskaan against four indicators including Infrastructure, community involvement, retention and quality of education.
Swastha Prahari – an initiative to reduce infant & maternal mortality ratio; Integrated Counselling & Testing Centre (ICTC) for HIV/AIDS & DOTS centre for Tuberculosis treatment.
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF) has started initiatives such as community health services, and Swasthya Prahari project with the objective of strengthening healthcare services for the community around manufacturing locations.
‘SwasthyaPrahari’ project helps to revitalise the existing Maternal and Child Healthcare (MCH) services at Gajraula. The Swasthya Praharis are the women Health Guards who are identified from the local community around the manufacturing location. They keep track of expecting & lactating mothers, malnourished children, birth and death. They also motivate people for visiting health institutions and promote institutional child birth.
Key objectives of the project are:
- Planning and monitoring birth rate
- Monitoring and reducing Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR)
- Monitoring and increasing Institutional delivery to reduce Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
There has been a significant increase in the institutional delivery after the inception of the project curbing IMR and MMR. Earlier due to the lack of awareness and existing taboos, the community was practicing delivery of child at home which is an unsafe practice leading to IMR and MMR. The institutional child birth by the registered medical practitioner assures safe motherhood and child birth.
Our health camps help in keeping the community aware of prevailaing diseases. The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF) has a registered Integrated Counselling & Testing Centre (ICTC) with a microscopic centre at Gajraula which caters in identification of HIV infected people and their proper counselling. JBF also operates a DOTS centre for Tuberculosis treatment at Gajraula unit for diagnostic and counselling services. Various other regular health camps are organised in the community around manufacturing locations which included eyes, dental, heart and veterinary camps.
Nayee Disha – Vocational Training for better livelihood opportunities.
At Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, we believe that entrepreneurship is the most important tool not just for economic growth but also for presenting solutions to prevalent social problems. To improve the employability skills of the youth, Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, (JBF) has introduced Nayee Disha, a vocational training programme. Under this project, we conduct skill development programme at JBF’s Vocational Training Centres at different locations aimed at helping the trainees find ‘skills for life’ on successful completion. The training programs are provided across a wide array of areas like mobile and tractor repairing, stitching, retail management, soft skill development and beautician courses, offer the right mix of ‘class room’ and ‘hands on’ training for optimum results.
We have also engaged ourselves into a social enterprise known as Labour Net, which is aimed at a focused approach to imparting specialised training at Gajraula and Nanjangud. This partnership has proved to be highly effective and is yielding positive results in employment generation for the trained and skilled rural youth, thus offering them a sustainable model of skill development that shapes them up into entrepreneurs. All the interventions that take place are aimed at increasing employability of the community.
The India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
“The India Social Enterpreneur of the Year Award” is a joint initiative that has been introduced through a collaboration between Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship(a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum). The award is given with an objective of recognising promising and successful social entrepreneurs, with excellence in large-scale, system change models. The social entrepreneurs are one of the key enablers of inclusive growth who implement practical and sustainable solutions to address challenges in numerous areas including health, education, and environment, access to technology and job creation.
Community Initiative Newsletter
Welcome to 'Community Linkages' - A Newsletter of Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. The newsletter is intended to provide information on our contributions to the up-liftment of the communities within and around the locations that we operate.
Community Linkages Newsletter