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OUR PROGRAMS


PHILANTHROPIC

  • COMMUNITY WELFARE
  • HEALTH CARE-MENTAL & PHYSICAL DISABILITY
  • SKILL DEVELOPMENT
  • VOCATIONAL TRAINING
  • EDUCATION

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
  • COMMUNITY WELFARE THRO’ VILLAGE ADOPTION
  • GIRL CHILD EDUCATION AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
  • ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION



PHILANTHROPIC


UBSFT works with NGOs/Trusts for Underpriviledged segments, mental &  physically disabled Sectors, Support to the urban poor like providing infrastructure to school, etc.

Various activities are carried out mainly towards Community development and education - school infrastructure improvement viz., Sanitation, Water Supply facilities, computers, classroom furniture, solar lights, etc. as also adoption of girl child. Creating environment awareness by tree plantation, solar lighting in villages other than Union Adarsh Grams Bank.


RURAL DEVELOPMENT


The focus area of the Bank with Unique Village Adoption Scheme “Union Adarsh Gram”.  Presently 1440 number of villages are adopted under this Scheme.

Various development projects like School infrastructure improvement, solar lighting, clean water facilities, construction of school building, and allied items.  

Bank also supports such Projects, Activities in other villages, schools, as well.


MAJOR PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED :


Health Care –

Health Clinic,  Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
         Static and mobile health clinics for 33 flood/landslide affected villages.          


De-addiction Camps, Siddhi
        30 days Camp in association with District Authorities


Support for Hemophilia patients, Varanasi
        Medicines and Hospital    expenses support for 03 years for 13 patients.


Cancer Care
        Van for transporting cancer patients in Mumbai.


Support for Hemophilia patients, Varanasi
        Medicines and Hospital    expenses support for 03 years for 13 patients.


Cancer Awareness Camp
        24 Camps are organized at five locations.


Corpus fund for free Cancer treatment
         Donation of Rs. 50 lacs given to Indian cancer Society as corpus fund for treatment of cancer patients who are below poverty line.



Disability sector -

Support to visually challenged
         Talking ATM for visually impaired persons installed adjacent to centre for benefit of inmates and others(the first such ATM in Bangalore by any Bank).We have 1685 talking ATMs spread all over India.



Support to physically/mentally challenged
          At Bangalore - Audio books recording in CD form for visually challenged students benefitting students from across the country.

         
          At Lucknow - Braille printing machine to benefit students throughout the country.



          At Jaipur - Limbs, calipers, tricycles to physically handicapped.  
          No. of beneficiaries: 800



          At U.P., Chhatisgarh & Andhra Pradesh - Hearing aids to hearing impaired



          At Bangalore - Boarding residential facilities, equipment, craft training, physiothe - rapy to mentally challenged children.

        
         Infrastructure to Centres for disabled -


          At Mumbai - Elevators to institutions for children with autism & cerebral palsy and

          At Kochi for mentally challenged children.


           At Bangalore - Transport & other equipments for  mentally challenged.



Education  –

Midday Meal Programme -

            At Karnataka & Andhra PradeshVans for supply of midday meals to schools through Akshaya Patra in four Centres.

             
School Infrastructure -


            In  the  States  of  U.P., Bihar, West Bengal  –  Equipment items, projectors, class rooms, solar lanterns, study materials, etc.

During 2014-15, in 211 Union Adarsh Gram, 211 hand pumps, 633 solar lights and school furniture have been installed.



Girl Children –

             Tribal Children
            At Warawatti Village, Bidar, Karnataka  –  Construction of free students hostel.


             Girl Child Adoption
            Across the Country  –  Cost of Education & bicycles to 6500 girl children

 

Rural Development and Environment


              Sanitation
              In varanasi  and Jaunpur districts & other parts of the country - Construction of toilets at schools/ villages.



             Environment Protection
             At chennai, U.P., Karnataka & West Bengal etc. - Solar lighting, lanterns etc. for schools 



             At Bangalore - Energy efficient stoves and solar power system to schools.


             Across the Country – Tree Plantation.


Drinking water facility
             In States of U.P. & West Bengal - Installation of hand pumps.


Vocational Training
            Project for Skill development and placement           
            At Siliguri & Tirupathi -  Project undertaken for training and placement of 600 unemployed youth from semi-urban, rural  areas .



Impact:

  • UTTARAKHAND – Medical aid provided to nearly 42000 people from the underprivileged sections who were not given medical facilities.
  • More than 9000 visually impaired students from all over India and several institutions have benefitted.
  • Artificial limbs have helped more than 800 people to go about their daily work.
  • Education facilities provided to nearly 6500 girl children.
  • Mid day Meals programme has ensured hot and nutricious food to the children and has reduced the school drop out rate. 
  • Rural development programmes and the Swachh Vidyalaya programmes will assure support to education and sanitation facilities to thousands of  children especially girl children who are the major sufferers due to lack of proper sanitation facilities.
  • Vocational Training programme supported nearly 600 unemployed youth particularly from rural areas to get employment to benefit  their dependents.

Future roadmap:

  • School Toilet Programme especially for girls under Swachh Vidyalay Campaign to be carried out throughout the country.
  • Rural Development programme through Banks Adarsh Gram scheme & other villages   will  continue be our thrust area.
  • All Other activities to continue with enhanced focus on  Support to Girl child, health care  and disability sectors.
  • 120 Mass awareness camp will be organized in the Rural villages of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and MP. To popularize PMJDY.

CSR activities undertaken by the Bank in the recent past -
Union Bank Social Foundation Trust was established in 2006. The Bank has since then been in forefront in meeting its CSR commitments.  The Board of CSR is chaired by Bank’s Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer who is by virtue of his Post is the Ex-Officio Chairman of the Board, with Executive Directors as Vice Chairman Trustees; other trustees including Bank’s General Managers and one Independent Trustee.  The Board provides directions in accordance with Bank’s thrust areas and undertakes review every quarter. The directions are executed by the Chief Executive with Headquarters at Mumbai. 

The purpose of the projects clearly geared towards, Community Welfare, Education, Health Care, Human Resource Development, Girl Child & Women Empowerment, and Environment Protection. Major CSR activities are  towards Social Upliftment & improving lives of underprivileged segments, Bank is focusing on assistance mainly in the following activities :


CREATIVE LEARNING -
Union Bank Social Foundation has undertaken creational training program “Pragna plus” for children of 4 Schools at Ahmedabad and 1 school at Varanasi for 4 years. Recently the project was visited by District  Government Authorities and appraised a lot for the program.


COMMUNITY WELFARE -
Bank has undertaken healthcare facilities through Bank’s mobile vans to flood affected, hilly and inaccessible areas of Uttarakhand; thereby providing relief to 23 villages benefiting more than 12000 people. Total No. of people attended clinic since inception of project is 61768 and during FY 2016-17 is 18726. The Scheme is in existence since 2014.


SANITATION -
Union Bank Social Foundation has approved Rs. 5.00 crore for construction of 273 toilets in various girls’ schools. The program is in progress. 


SKILL DEVELOPMENT - Paramedics Lab
Support of Rs. 100.00 lakhs was given to Centurion University of Technology & Management at Bhubaneswar for setting of Paramedic Lab. Students of socio economic backward area will be given free of cost training for Nursing & OT assistant in the lab.


SUPPORT TO PHYSICAL DISABILITY
To help Special Children, Mumbai Campus of ADAPT were given a donation of  two Elevators in Chembur.

Government Deaf and Blind School, Raipur was given a School Van with audiometer to bring  students from various villages to School.

In Assam, UBSFT  donated an animal rescue Van to Wild Life Trust of India. The Van will be used to rescue sick wild animals under Manas Wildlife sanctuary Tinsukia, Assam.

 

Rural Development -

UBSFT took the task of constructing  toilets in girls school and community centres, installation of solar lights/lanterns in Villages.  Further the undermentioned Projects were also approved under Rural development :

  1. Conducted 120 mass awareness camps on financial literacy in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar & Jharkhand.
  2. Constructed Tribal girls hostel at Warawatti Village, Bidar District, Karnataka
  3. To implement noble way of learning called “Pragna Plus” in 4 schools at Ahmedabad and one in Varanasi District over a period of 4 years.  This would benefit more than 2500 under privileged children.   Approval for an amount of Rs. 195.00 lacs is received.

Awards & Accolades  :

UBSFT  received the award for the year 2016-17 for “Advancing Financial Inclusion by channelising CSR fund in the finanacial aid – PSU sector By CNBC TV -18


 

 


 

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