Commitment beyond business

CSR Initiative

The Alembic CSR Foundation established by the Alembic Group of Companies on May 27, 2015 provides service to society in the field of education and health for children, women and their families. Selection of projects is made with a vision to improve the quality of life and strive for holistic development and create a meaningful impact in the community.

The Alembic CSR Foundation is doing extensive work in the districts of Panchmahals, Chhota Udepur and Vadodara.

Activity Photographs

VADODARA                                   CHHOTA UDEPUR                                  PANCHAMAHAL                               


Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiatives towards providing Free Quality Healthcare Services

Free Cancer Care Centre for ALL Patients

One of the youngest initiatives of the Foundation is the Free Paediatric Cancer Care Centre for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at Bhailal Amin General Hospital (BAGH). The Centre was initiated on 4th February 2018 i.e. World Cancer Day.

Free services include
  • High professional care in the form of isolation, chemotherapy, sepsis control, transfusion
  • Consultation by onco-haematologist
  • Round the clock good quality treatment by qualified medical officers and nursing staff
  • Good quality nutrition for the beneficiaries
  • Psychological support to the beneficiaries and their family members
  • All medical facilities under one roof

Free Blood Transfusion Centre for Thalassemia Major Patients

On 7thMay 2017 i.e. World Thalassemia Day, ACSRF together with BAGH initiated a Free Blood Transfusion Centre. The Centre was inaugurated by Smt. Ranjanben Bhatt (President of BJP, Vadodara)&Shri Bharat Dangar (Mayor of Vadodara District) in presence of the Trustees of ACSRF & BAGH. Free services include, Consultation, Monthly & Quarterly Tests, Arrangement of Blood/Donor and Transfusion.
The patients were also found to require Infusion Pumps to extract the excess iron accumulated in their body organs due to frequent blood transfusions. The Foundation appealed to the employees of Alembic Group for contribution to purchase these Infusion Pumps which in no time received an overwhelming response.

Highlights of 2017-18
  • 396 free transfusions done
  • 8 blood donation camps organized
  • More than 400 Alembians joined the cause by donating blood
  • Rs. 5.20 lakhs raised in just 8 days from 384 Alembians for purchasing the Infusion Pumps
  • 8 Infusion Pumps each worth Rs. 38,000/- disseminated to needy Thalassemia Major Patients
  • 111 lives benefitted by the project in 2017-18

Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiatives towards Adoption of Institutions

Adoption of Fatehsinh Arya Anath Ashram

The Foundation adopted Shri Fatehsinh Arya Anath Ashram located at Karelibaug, Vadodara in February 2016 with an aim to work for the overall development of orphan, single parent and destitute boys. At present 38 boys reside in the institution.

Highlights of 2017-18
  • Upgraded the look by plastering, painting & electrical work of the institution from outside
  • 11 different musical instruments disseminated & a teacher appointed to teach music
  • Football & cricket kits disseminated & a coach appointed to teach various games
  • Student kits comprising of 2 pairs of school uniforms, a pair of clothing (track pant, t-shirt & cap), sports shoes and socks disseminated to each child
  • Organized a free eye check-up camp for all children and provided spectacles to three
  • Organized four field trip to provide exposure and recreation to all children to Community Science Centre, Vadodara, Movie Show – Secret Superstar at Bansal Multiplex, Vadodara, Akshardham, Gandhinagar and Rural Development Society – Panelav, Panchmahals
  • Conducted a workshop on personal safety by experts
  • Conducted two quiz competitions focusing on general knowledge and academics
  • 38 lives benefitted by the project in 2017-18

Adoption of 2 Govt. Primary Schools

The Foundation received a request in November 2016 from the District Collector, Vadodara to provide inputs for improving the academics of 2 Govt. Primary Schools, namely Sindhrot Prathmikshala & Sherkhi Prathmik shala. ACSRF adopted the schools and provided a teacher for conducting remedial classes in both the schools.

Highlights of 2017-18
  • Appointed a teacher for conducting remedial classes in both the schools
  • Workshops on personal hygiene & sanitation for 300 children and distributed hygiene kits to each child
  • Workshop on importance of education through bhavai for children of class 6 to 8 and their parents. Around 450 people attended the workshop. Stationery kits were distributed to 300 children
  • 528 lives benefitted by the project in 2017-18

Adoption of Bhikshuk Gruh & Sweekar Kendra, Vadodara

Alembic CSR Foundation adopted BhikshukGruh&Sweekar Kendra, a Govt. institution for destitute & homeless beggars located at Warasiya, Vadodara with an objective to work for better living and facilities for the Inmates in October 2016. Presently there are 67 inmates residing in this institution.

Highlights of 2017-18
  • Provided financial assistance for recruitment of a nurse, a security guard & two sweepers
  • Organised a health camp for general and specialized (Dermatologist & Psychiatrist) check-ups of all the inmates
  • Provided medicines as prescribed by the Specialists for free to all inmates
  • 67 lives benefitted by the project in 2017-18

Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiative towards Swachh Bharat

Sanitation Project

In order to support and help fulfil the dream of Swachh Bharat of our Hon. Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, ACSRF initiated Sanitation Project of construction of Household Toilets (HSLs) in the villages of Sindhrot Panchayat of Vadodara and Ujeti& Panelav Panchayats of Panchmahals Districts.
The implementation procedure started with the finalization of the implementing agency, need assessment surveys were conducted in the communities, followed by MOUs with the panchayats and the implementation agency. Before the construction work began, the Foundation organized Awareness Programs for the community members focusing on the need for utilization of toilets and maintaining its hygiene. Regular monitoring was done by experts and civil engineer during the construction of the HSLs to assure the quality committed to the community members. Post construction,Lokarpan events were done and Cleaning kits were distributed to the owners of the HSLs. 
At the end of financial year 2017-18, a total of 410 HSLswere constructed in Sindhrot Gram Panchayat, Vadodara. Thirteen (13) communities have been declared “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) namely; Krishnapura, Sardarawas, Gangapura, Mahipura, Nizampura, Ranchhodpura, Darbargadh Nano Bhag, Darbargadh Moto Bhag, SindhrotGaam, RabariVaas, Dajipura, Gangapura Sim & Otara Chokdi.

Highlights of 2017-18
  • 779 household toilets (HSLs) constructed with 410 HSLs constructed in Vadodara alone
  • 410 hygiene kits distributed
  • 13 communities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF)
  • More than 3,116 lives benefitted from this project in 2017-18

CHHOTA UDEPUR                                 

Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiatives towards Adoption of Institutions 

Adoption of 1 Kasturba GandhiBalikaVidyalaya (KGBV), Zoz

ACSRF adopted KGBV, Zoz located at Chhota Udepur District in October 2015 with an aim to provide better facilities for holistic development of girls in the age group of 10 to 16 years. KGBV is a residential school catering to girls who are orphans, destitute and from single parent families. Presently there are 150 girls of Class 6 to 10 residing in this institution.

Our Achievements
  • The KGBV was in “D” grade when the Foundation adopted it in 2015-16. Since then with regular ongoing inputs this year 2017-18 it received “A+” grade in the 1st semester of Kshamta MapanKasoti i.e. it ranked 1st in Chhota Udepur District amongst 8 KGBVs and 3rd in Gujarat State amongst 135 KGBVs.
  • Since past two years the girls of class 6 to 8 are being selected in the State Level Football Tournament. This year even the girls of class 9 & 10 get selected and represented Chhota Udepur District at state level.

Highlights of 2017-18

  • 100 school bags, bedsheets and pillow covers disseminated to girls of class 6 to 8
  • 2 solar lamps, 1 speaker with mic donated to the institution
  • Footballs disseminated and a coach appointed to teach various games
  • 100 MCQ books of semester 1 & 2 distributed to girls of class 6 to 8
  • Organized a free eye check-up camp for 150 girls and provided spectacles to nine
  • Organized workshops on Personal Hygiene & Menstruation and Yoga: A means of good life
  • Organized a quiz competition focusing on academics and general knowledge
  • Organized a two days sports competition catering to athletic games and team games
  • 150 lives benefitted by this project in 2017-18

Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiative towards Free Quality Education

Adoption of 8 Govt. Secondary Schools, Chhota Udepur

Responding to the appeal of then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mrs. Anandiben Patel, Alembic CSR Foundation adopted 8 Govt. Secondary Schools of Chhota Udepur District in the year 2014-15 with results below 30% in their previous academic year. Our experienced team provides mentorship and works with the students of standard 9th& 10th in a very systematic manner to improve their Board Exam results. In one of Secondary Schools, Gunata the rise was as high as 75% for class 10.
Encouraged by the impact, the Government of Gujarat requested Alembic CSR Foundation to adopt these 8 schools for 5 years and continue its work of improving academic results.
This year, the foundation appointed 9 subject teachers. Conducted orientation and refresher workshops for these teachers to help them guide children to deliver better results. Moreover, the children are made to write last 5 years’ exam papers with solution for improving writing skills, mock exams of board papers – 5 exams per subject are conducted and individualised feedback to each child is given by the teachers

District Level Teacher Training Program, Chhota Udepur

Since past 2 yearsDistrict Level Teacher Training is organised for higher secondary teachers of Chhota Udepur district with the objective of improving the board results. This year, third training program was scheduled for 3 days (20-22 Nov 2017) at S.F. High School, Chhota Udepur. The event was inaugurated by Chhota Udepur, DEO “Shri D.G. Patel”.
Total 513 teachers from 108 government, residential as well as grant in aid schools of Chhota Udepur. The sessions covered all the main nine subjects on higher secondary grading. The training not only focused on improving the board results but also emphasised on enhancing soft skills amongst teachers which are an integral part of whole teaching and learning process. The sessions were followed by interactive sessions in which teachers shared their experiences and discussed the issues faced by them. 
The experts and trainers for the training were individuals with decades of teaching experience associated with reputed educational institutions. The Collector and DDO, Chhota Udepur took personal interest in the training and assured that resource material prepared would be widely disseminated in all the government and grant in aid schools to ensure that even the schools that are deficit of subject teachers, have access to material of each subject.


Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiative towards Environment

Dhinkwa Village Development Program

The Foundation received a request from Collector Panchamahals in Sep 2015 for conducting activities at Dhinkwa   village for the betterment of its community members. As per the need assessment done by the Foundation utmost requirement identified was to increase the ground water levels as during all other months except monsoon there was scarcity of water thus it was decided to construct a Waste Weir on a lake to conserve the rain water in order to increase the ground water levels benefitting lives of more than 12,500 community members.
The Foundation under its ‘Natural Water Resource Management’ project constructed a 24ft long and 10 ft deep Waste Weir on Mota Dhinkwa Lake. The construction work was completed in 100 days. Lokarpan of the Waste Weir was done by Shri. S. K. Langa, Collector, Panchmahals.

Highlights of 2017-18

  • 24ft long& 10 ft deep Waste Weir constructed to increase the ground water levels
  • More than 12,500 lives benefitted by this project in 2017-18

Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiative towards Swachh Bharat

Sanitation Project

ACSRF also initiated Sanitation Project of construction of Household Toilets (HSLs) in the villages of Ujeti & Panelav Panchayats of Panchmahals Districts.
At the end of financial year 2017-18, a total of 369 HSLs have been constructed in Ujeti & Panelav Panchayats, Panchmahals. Two communities i.e. Ujeti & Parekhpura have been declared “Open Defecation Free” (ODF).

Highlights of 2017-18

  • 779 household toilets (HSLs) constructed with 369 HSLs constructed in Panchamahal
  • 369 hygiene kits distributed
  • 2 communities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) namely; Ujeti & Parekhpura of UJETI PANCHAYAT
  • More than 3,116 lives benefitted from this project in 2017-18

Alembic CSR Foundation’s initiative towards Community Development

Panelav Region Development Program, Panchmahals

The Foundation is working in 15 villages of in and around Panelav since last 35 years on various thematic area like Health, Community Development, Education, Women Empowerment, Agriculture and Animal husbandry.

a) Mega Events

  • More than 300 farmers took training on organic farming in Anand Agriculture University.
  • Group of 53 Women from Panelav panchayat visited Sahaj, A women’s organisation, Dahod.
  • 55 Elderly people of Ujeti panchayat visited religious places.
  • Awareness Program on various theme across 15 villages, More than 3000 people reached.
  • Organised a dinner & garba for 15 Villages of 4 Panchayats.
  • Enviornment day celebrated through distributing 1200 Sapling in villages.
  • Vikas Mela for community member of 15 villages as a part of recreational activity.
  • Programs on value education with 785 children of 10 Primary school.
  • 128 Animals medicated so far through Animal Medical Camp.
  • 19 self-help groups formed in order to empower women through micro saving. 

b) Clean Drinking Water

  • In order to provide safe drinking water to the community, Alembic Foundation donated R. O. Plant with capacity of 1000 LPH which cater the need of more than 1,000 residents of Panelav village.

c) Vikas Arogya Kendra

  • More than 6000 Patients takes benefit every year.
  • We have appointed a Gynaecologist from Sept-2017. He is visiting every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
  • Added additional facility of Blood and Urine test at 70% subsidized rate has been started at VikasClinc from Nov 2017.
  • In Addition to this, we have waived off the Nominal fee of 10 INR from Nov 2017.
  • Need based FREE Medical Camp - 1641 patients medicated.

d) Vocational Training

  • Stitching – 221 Participants has been trained.
  • Sewing Machine Distribution at 50% subsidy 209 Machines.
  • Beauty Parlour - 65 Participants has been trained.
  • Embroidery - 140 Participants has been trained.

Vikas Vidyalaya

Vikas Secondary and Higher Secondary Vidyalay is a Gujarati medium, GSHSB School. The school was established in the year 2002 with an aim to provide free education to the community members of nearby 15 villages in and around Panelav as it is located in the campus of Rural Development Society (RDS), Panelav village, Taluka Halol, District Panchmahal.
The school was started with the enrolment of 47 students in class 8th. At present the school has classes from 9-12 (Art stream) with 331 students.
Qualified graduate and post graduate teachers are a part of the staff to provide quality education to students.  Villagers prefer sending their children especially daughters to the school due to its close proximity to their residence along with other facilities provided to the students, which are incomparable to other nearby schools.  
Apart from providing quality education, extra-curricular activities are a part of school curriculum which focuses on the holistic development of the students. These activities include festival celebrations, inter school competitions, cultural activities, field trips etc. Workshops are conducted to increase awareness and build up their abilities. Regular health check-up are conducted to keep a check on overall health status of the students and provide needed medical assistance. Professional child psychologist/ counsellor are engaged to address the problems faced by the students both at the personal and academic front.
The school provides nutritious meals to the students which not only caters to their nutritional needs but also serves as a motivational factor to attend the school regularly.

Vikas Boys Hostel, Panchmahals

Boys hostel with a capacity of 225 boys is also a part of the campus. The hostel was established in the year 2011 with enrolment of 25 students. At present the hostel has 190 boys. Apart from providing good residential facilities, the students are also involved in different activities so as to make them feel at home and also provide them learning experiences. Various activities like Field trips, Talks and workshops, Activity classes, Indoor and outdoor activities, Different Competitions like cricket tournament, kho-kho competition,etc. are conducted.

The journey of Corporate Social Responsibility has been extremely gratifying for the Alembic group. While the group continues to contribute to the society, they believe it is much more than Corporate Social Responsibility

Rural Development Society