Advit Foundation

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Advit Foundation is a non-profit development organization registered in India as a Charitable Trust. It is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana and works towards conservation of environment resources and livelihood enhancement. The organisation was founded by Charu Jain in 2004 with an aim to take up development projects focusing on water management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, skill development and environment education programs.

The foundation is funded by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of various Indian and foreign multi national companies and public sector undertakings.

As of 2015, the foundation has 10 employees with an annual revenue of over 3.5 million[1] INR. Samit Jain is the other trustee of the foundation.

In 2016, a non-profit company by the same name was formed under section 8 of the Indian Companies Act 2013 with Charu Jain as the major share holding director along with Chandramouli and Rajat Batra as the other directors.[2]

Objective

Advit Foundation is registered as a non profit charitable trust in India, working towards environment conservation and livelihood enhancement. [3]

Highlighted activities

  • Rain water harvesting by means of constructing watersheds in 10 villages in Phagi tehsil, Jaipur on rain water harvesting.[4]
  • Rural home lighting project of electrifying 2500 households using solar home lighting systems with support from Coca Cola.[5]
  • E-waste awareness and collection drives in Gurgaon.[6]
  • Solar electrical training programs in engineering institutes and Industrial training institutes in partnership with Su-kam Power Systems and supported by Rural Electrification Corporation.[7][8]

Awards

  • Awarded for the best "Beyond the fence project" by CII, 2009.
  • The organisation’s founder director awarded the Women International Award in 2014.
  • Chandramouli - President, Advit Foundation, awarded the Impact Award for Skill Development at the Impact Conclave by Sambodhi in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SIDBI, YES Bank in 2016.[9]
  • Project Jal Jeevan, implemented by Advit Foundation for Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Company,[10]
    • Awarded the India Insurance Awards 2016 for the overall best CSR initiative of the Year.[11]
    • 6th Asia Best CSR Practices Award for community development.

Partnerships

See Also

References

  1. "Advit Foundation". http://www.advit.org/annual-report.html. 
  2. http://www.mca.gov.in/
  3. http://www.advit.org/
  4. "How villages in Jaipur have become water-sufficient by using the simplest water conservation methods - The Economic Times". http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/how-villages-in-jaipur-have-become-water-sufficient-by-using-the-simplest-water-conservation-methods/articleshow/48938437.cms. 
  5. "Coca-Cola India Foundation announces Solar Electrification of 15,000 houses in Rajasthan - Coca-Cola India" (in en-US). http://www.coca-colaindia.com/solar-electrification-rural-india-campaign-coca-cola/. 
  6. "Campaign to clean up e-waste kicks off - Times of India". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Campaign-to-clean-up-e-waste-kicks-off/articleshow/41551705.cms?. 
  7. "Su-Kam appointed the technology partner in the "Solar Electrical Training Programme" in the curriculum of Engg. and ITI students - Su-Kam" (in en-US). 2013-10-04. http://blog.su-kam.com/su-kam-appointed-the-technology-partner-in-the-solar-electrical-training-programme-in-the-curriculum-of-engg-and-iti-students-2/. 
  8. "Su-Kam appointed technology partner for training programme in Engg. and ITI colleges | Energynext". http://www.energynext.in/su-kam-appointed-technology-partner-for-training-programme-in-engg-and-iti-colleges/. 
  9. http://www.impactconclave.in/uploads/docs/event-repot.pdf
  10. "Corporate Social Responsibility - Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance CSR". http://www.canarahsbclife.com/lifeinsurance/portal/canh/home/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility. 
  11. "Awards | Fintelekt". http://fintelekt.com/awards. 
  12. "Indian Institute of Corporate Affiars | About Us". http://iahub.iica.in/DatabaseReport.aspx.