#StoriesOfChangeOur initiatives aim to reach remotest corners of India and engage local communities to equip them in becoming self-sufficient. Synergies between these initiatives are ushering in development that is sustainable and impacts that are measurable.
IT on Wheels: Going the Distance to Ensure Computer Literacy in Rural Areas
November 11 , 2023 By Pradipsinh Vaghela, Project Officer – Education
I am astonished by the fact that we have witnessed more progress in the last 500 years than in the previous 5000 years, and more in the last 50 years than in the previous 500 years.
This Village-level Irrigation System in Rajasthan is Helping 500 Farmers
June 27 , 2023 By Akhilesh Kumar Gupta, Sr. Manager – CSR
Gopal Meena lives with six members of his family in Kankra Dungar village in Bundi district of Rajasthan.
Building Rural India by Optimizing and Scaling Dairy Development
May 15 , 2023 By Anil Balakrishnan, CSR Head (Southern India) & Satya Ranjan Mishra, Unit CSR Head – Dhamra, Odisha
The livestock sector in India plays a key role in providing livelihoods to more than 80 million rural households and contributes sizably to the national economy.
Strengthening Preventive Measures to Supplement Public Healthcare Facilities
April 19 , 2023 By Dr. Nilesh A Yadav, Head – Health & Nutrition
The World Health Organization defines good health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
Enhancing Young Students’ Learning Curve through Project Udaan
March 24 , 2023 By Krishna Mandavia, Project Officer (Udaan)
A young Gautam Adani was left awe-inspired by his visit to the Kandla Port in Gujarat, and the rest as they say is history.
Int’l Women’s Day: India Needs Gender Equity for Food & Nutrition Security
March 10 , 2023 By Kavita Sardana, Advisor - Health & Nutrition
Every year, International Women’s Day reminds us to be more mindful and welcoming of women’s contribution from all communities and countries.
Empowering the Youth of New India with Tech-Enabled Skilling
February 16 , 2023 By Hiral Pandya, Senior Manager – Training, Adani Skill Development Centre
Rapidly changing technologies are transforming the modern workplace. Humans are fearing that machines will take over their jobs.
Archery Training: Harnessing Talent in Tribal Youth through CSR
January 24 , 2023 Devendra Dubey (Program Manager) & Sheetal Patel (Project Officer), Raigarh – Chhattisgarh
Archery is a famous Olympic sport. In the present day it remains only a sport, but in ancient time, archery was a way to survive – it was used for self-defence, hunting, and warfare.
Braving Bitter Weather and Harsh Terrain to Deliver Healthcare
December 30 , 2022 Dr. Priyanka Gautam, Medical Officer – Sainj (Himachal Pradesh)
With rapid increase in and complexity of medical problems, it has become inevitable for corporates to step in and supplement the efforts of the Government.
Real Requirements in Education: Transforming the environment and culture in schools
November 22 , 2022 By Jatin Upadhyay, Project Manager (Education)
Earlier this month I had the chance to visit the Jatra Pokhari Primary School. This tiny educational facility is situated in Jatra Pakhori village, in Jagula Gram Panchayat of Block Chandabali, in Bhadrak district of Odisha.
The Gram Bharati Experience & Learnings
October 31 , 2022 By Deepa Bedre, Project Officer, Tirora
Adani Foundation invests in building social capital, promoting collective strength through self-help groups, supporting initiatives towards preservation of traditional art, and organizing skill development training for the women artisans.
International Day of the Girl Child: How 60 Girls are Teaching to Continue Learning
October 11 , 2022 By Preeti Prajapati, Sr. Project Officer – Raipur
For many girls living in remote villages of rural India, the single biggest problem in continuing their education is the commute. During our need assessment for education programme in Raipur, Chhattisgarh,
SuPoshan Sangini: Strengthening Families, Community & the Society
September 28 , 2022 By Dr. Nilesh Yadav, Head – SuPoshan & Sheetal Patel, Dist. Coordinator (Narmada)
Promoting women’s sense of self-worth and their ability to determine as well as exercise their own choices are not just tall, cliché claims.
Teacher’s Day 2022: Competent Teachers, Vibrant Adani Schools
September 05 , 2022 By Nishtha Gupta Jain (Teacher – Adani Vidyalaya, Kawai)
The competence of a teacher cannot be measured in terms of how much he/she teaches. But rather, what they teach. Children are like soft clay, ready to be moulded.
Educate a woman and empower entire community
August 30 , 2022 Ms. Ayushi Mehrotra, Project Officer- Surguja
Gandhiji believed that women’s education was as important as that of men.
Contributing to the Well-Being of Indigenous Communities for a Better World
August 09 , 2022 Usha Mishra (CSR Head-Dahej, Gujarat), Devendra Dubey (Programme Manager-Raigarh, Chhattisgarh) & Priyeshkumar Rathod (CSR Head-Hazira, Gujarat)
India is home to about 700 tribal groups with a population of 104 million, as per the 2011 census.
From Digitization to Digitalization in the CSR Space
July 29 , 2022 Kshitij Sharma (Head – Monitoring, Evaluation & Information Analytics) and Vinod Lasod (Senior Manager – Monitoring, Evaluation & Information Analytics)
While India Inc. has been abuzz with the concepts like big data, analytics, and their utility in scaling newer heights for the businesses, the same have found their way into the CSR space.
World Youth Skills Day 2022: A Mission to Unleash Indian Youth’s Potential
July 15 , 2022 Danish Qureshi, Zonal Head - South, Adani Skill Development Centre
Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC) has been on a fascinating journey since its inception in 2016, and we have seen many obstacles.
Transforming a Tribal Community through Livelihood Initiatives
June 29 , 2022 Avinash Pathak, Assistant Manager (CSR)
I have worked in the space of community development for my entire professional life, a large part of it has involved working with tribal communities in Maharashtra.
World Environment Day: Strengthening the Lungs of #OnlyOneEarth
June 04 , 2022 Prakash Makvana, Project Officer, Mundra
The climate is heating up too quickly for people and nature to adapt, pushing millions of species towards extinction.
Adani Vidya Mandir: Alumna Honey Gupta’s Inspirational Journey to BARC
May 27 , 2022 Adani Foundation
World Bank data shows that in 107 out of 114 economies, there are fewer female than male STEM graduates. Even within STEM, women prefer life sciences and are less represented in fields like computer science, and mechanical and electrical engineering.
Int’l Mother’s Day: How Sarita Went the Distance to Save her Child
May 07 , 2022 Sheetal Patel, SuPoshan Officer and Vivek Yadav, Project Co-Ordinator
In Budiya, a remote village of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh, lives the family of 32-year-old Sarita Rajpoot.
World Book and Copyright Day: Utthan is helping kids discover what reading for pleasure is all about
April 23 , 2022 Jatin Upadhyay, Coordintor - Education
When was the last time you saw your child pick up a book to read? When was the last time you sat with him to read a book together?
World Health Day 2022: Delivering 4 lakh Treatments Annually to Remote Areas
April 07 , 2022 Adani Foundation
On World Health Day 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) has focused global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.
World Water Day 2022: Sustenance of the Elixir of Life
March 22 , 2022 Adani Foundation
To attain sustainable development in the agriculture-based country, the Adani Foundation initiated water conservation projects across India, mainly in six states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.
International Women’s Day 2022: In Conversation with Impact Makers
March 08 , 2022 Adani Foundation
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
How a biodiversity park changed the landscape of Kunjer, Rajasthan
February 23 , 2022 Gopal Singh Deora, Unit CSR Head – Kawai
Biodiversity parks play an important role in reducing air pollution, recharging ground water, and mitigating extreme weather conditions and climate change.
Exploring Partnerships in CSR: Infusing New Energy & Augmenting Social Impact
February 15 , 2022 Jayanta Mohanty, CSR Head (Eastern Region)
With a vision to accomplish passionate commitment to the social obligations towards communities by fostering sustainable and integrated development, Adani Foundation (AF) has identified partnerships to be a key strategic driver.
Sewing her dreams into a reality
January 24 , 2022 Adani Foundation
On this National Girl Child Day, we tell a story of a small-town girl’s grit, perseverance and passion that helped her sail through tough times.
National Youth Day 2022: Harnessing the Power of India’s Demographic Dividend
January 12 , 2022 Adani Foundaton
Swami Vivekananda was one of the finest minds that India has ever seen, whose philosophical and spiritual vision still influences people across the world.
Kisan Diwas 2021: From Farmers to Agripreneurs for a Sustainable Future
December 22 , 2021 Niteen Shiralkar, Unit CSR Head (Tirora)
Picture this – as per the Food and Agricultural Association (FAO), India ranks first in milk production and second in agriculture production globally.
Insights about CSR in India and its role in building resilient communities
December 08 , 2021 Dr. Priti Adani- Chairperson, Adani Foundation
It is a privilege to inaugurate the India CSR Summit – three days of learning, thought leadership and analysis.
IDPWD 2021: Facilitating the Journey from Self-Belief to Self-Reliance
December 02 , 2021 Pankti Shah, CSR Head, Mundra
“There's none so blind as those who will not listen.” These words of author Neil Gaiman are very profound. With our ears to the ground, we endeavour to listen as closely as possible.
The Immense Scope for Human Development in Rural India through Infra
November 26 , 2021 Nayan Panchal and Vandan Jasani
68 years old Premila Maity has been living in Dhamra’s Narshighprasad village of Dosinga Gram Panchayat for more than 50 years. It is only in 2017 that she saw a pukka/CC road in her vicinity.
Nat’l Education Day: Asking the right questions before seeking the right answers
November 11 , 2021 Kanchan Deshpande, Principal, Adani Vidya Mandir (Ahmedabad)
NEP 2020 has introduced new dimensions to the education sector in India. Schools run by the Adani Foundation grabbed the opportunity to delve into the minute and important details of the policy and started aligning its educational strategies accordingly.
The Resource with the Most Potential that India is yet to Optimize
October 22 , 2021 Jatin Trivedi, Chief Operating Officer, Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC)
On October 22, 2021, Saksham – the skill-development initiative of Adani Foundation – touched a huge milestone. The trainee count hit 80,000!
Int’l Day of Poverty Eradication: Investing in Sustainable & Inclusive Rural Livelihoods
October 13 , 2021 Anil Balakrishnan, Head – CSR, South India
Creating opportunities for rural communities is at the heart of creating shared prosperity and nation building. Creating opportunities for rural communities is at the heart of creating shared prosperity and nation building.
SuPoshan Maah: Ensuring Nutrition Security on the Road to Recovery
September 30 , 2021 Rozina Sultana, Regional SuPoshan Officer (East Region) & Vivek Yadav, Project Co-Ordinator, SuPoshan
Recognizing the gravity of the situation and considering the devastating grip of the second wave of COVID-19, CSR initiatives of Adani Foundation leapt into action as soon as it was possible to do so.
Adani Vidya Mandir: Ushering a Sea Change along the Coastline of Mundra
August 26 , 2021 Adani Foundation
Along the coastline of Mundra, Kutch (Gujarat), is Luni village, which is home to many fisherfolk families.
Being Resilient to Learn as the Pandemic Upends
May 31 , 2021 George Thomas
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our education system, depriving many the opportunities for growth and development.
#CovidCare at GAIMS: A Medical Oasis in India's Largest District
May 13 , 2021 Dr. Narendra Hirani
It has been more than a year since we first saw the outbreak of COVID-19.
Crafting Livelihood Opportunities and a Sustainable Future for Namda Art
April 14 , 2021 Adani Foundation
From sculptures and dance forms to paintings and textile art, India is known for its long and varied history of culturally rich art forms.
World Water Day 2021: Engagement and Convergence – a Pathway towards Equity and Prosperity
March 20 , 2021 P. N. Roy Chowdhury
The fact that 2.2 billion people live on this planet without access to safe water is a stark reminder that the global community has a long way to before it can accord water security to its members.
Catalysing Sustainable Behavioural Change for a Suposhit Bharat
February 23 , 2021 Kavita Sardana
Tackling injustices in food and health systems is challenging – poor diets and resulting malnutrition are great societal pressures, causing vast health, economic and environmental burdens.
One size doesn’t fit all: Delivering education to the margins amidst COVID
January 20 , 2021 Vasant Gadhavi
According to the World Economic Forum, a total of 320 million learners in India have been adversely affected by the pandemic and have transitioned to e-learning.
Reflecting Upon and Rededicating Ourselves to the Cause of Quality Education
September 30 , 2020 Vasant Gadhavi
In the backdrop of Teacher’s Day this year, as we virtually greeted and thanked the teachers working at Adani Foundation schools.
Navigating Life with the Compass of Skill Development
August 05 , 2020 Adani Foundation
Jyoti Goswami has shown that no matter how big the storm is, one can muster up the courage to face it like an eagle and fly above it.
સાચા ઉત્તર દાયિત્વનો ઉત્તર સમાજ આપે જ છે
August 01 , 2020 અદાણી ફાઉન્ડેશન
અખંડ ભારતનો કુલ ૭૫૧૭ કિલોમીટરનો દરિયાકિનારો આવેલો છે. જ્યારે તેમાથી ગુજરાતને ભાગે ૧૬૦૦ કિલોમીટર અને આપણાં કચ્છના ભાગે ૩૦૦ કિલોમીટરનો સમૃદ્ધ દરિયા કિનારો આવેલો છે. સમુદ્રનો સદઉપયોગ કરવામાં આવે તો એ સમૃદ્ધિનો ખજાનો છે.
સાચા વિકાસ માટે માંગણી નહીં પણ જરૂરિયાતને જાણો
August 01 , 2020 અદાણી ફાઉન્ડેશન
દરિયાને દેવ ગણી તેની પુજા કરવામાં આવે છે. સતત દરિયો ખેડનારને સાગર ખેડુ કહેવામાં આવે છે. રત્નનો ભંડાર હોવાથી રત્નાકર પણ કહેવામાં આવે છે. આ રત્નાકર પાસે સતત રહેનારને પણ ઘણીવાર અનેક મુશ્કેલીઓનો સામનો કરવો પડે જ છે.
The journey of catalyzing holistic growth in Godda
July 29 , 2020 Adani Foundation
The project currently covers more than 266 schools of Godda spread across 266 villages in 9 blocks, reaching out to over 70,000 students studying in classes 6th to 12th.
એક હાથલારી પણ આત્મનિર્ભર બનાવી શકે છે
July 23 , 2020 અદાણી ફાઉન્ડેશન
દરેક માણસ એક મનસૂબા સાથે જીવન જીવે છે. પોતાના અરમાનો પૂરા કરવા આખી જિદગી ખર્ચી નાખે છે. એ ગામડાંમાં રહેતા હોય કે ભલે શહેરમાં રહેતા હોય. જેમ માણસની જરૂરિયાત ઓછી તેમ ખોટી દોડધામમાથી બચી શકે.
From a homemaker to a corona warrior
April 25 , 2020 Adani Foundation
From a homemaker to a corona warrior, Lilaba has come a long way, becoming self-sufficient and leading her life with utmost confidence.
Expanding the horizons for fisher-folk
January 21 , 2020 Adani Foundation
For fishermen, life revolves around the sea, fishes and the fishing nets. Their net is the most important equipment for them to earn livelihood.
Potato chips give women confidence to chip in family income
January 21 , 2020 Adani Foundation
From peeling to packaging, the workshops were part of many skill development initiatives to create a job-ready workforce.