Strong communities are the underpinning of a successful and responsible business. We uphold our brand equity, builds trust and harmonize our relationship with the communities by listening to their voices, responding to their needs and actively participating through engagements that are designed to facilitate the provision of these needs.
The interventions of CESC encompass education and child protection, skill development, health and environment.
Education and Child Protection
Through Hamari Awaaz Project, we have created community safety nets for identifying vulnerable children and building resilience among them against exploitation of child rights, including but not limited to abuse, trafficking, child labour, child marriage, undernourishment and deprived education. In collaboration with Child in Need Institute, we have positively impacted the lives of 1,230 vulnerable children in Ward Number 66 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Roshni Project focusses on ensuring opportunities for children to access their educational, health and nutritional entitlements at different stages of development, in order to attain a sustainable adulthood. The project ensures safe motherhood, early childcare and education, access to formal school and prevention of dropout, enhanced scholastic skills of children in primary level, and remedial education for children in secondary level for improving retention. The Project caters to 4,917 households under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Suswasthya is an initiative in collaboration with City Level Programme of Action (CLPOA), aimed at improving maternal and child health status, reducing mortality and morbidity of pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children by increasing health seeking behaviour and establishing linkage between formal health service delivery systems and beneficiaries. In the high-risk settlements of Kamarhati Municipality, we have successfully established Mahila Samitis, our overall intervention has made a difference to the lives of 2,757 children and women.
We believe that empowerment of the marginalized youth will unlock economic growth potential within a nation
Through project Saksham we trained 300 youths in Topsia area for employment roles as sewing machine operators, basic computer and advanced excel specialists, light motor vehicle drivers, air conditioning & refrigerator technicians and beauty therapy assistants. The Project succeeded in providing placement to 67% of the trained youth.
Under project Prayas we provided skill training to 335 youths in the age group of 18 to 28 years in Howrah and Kamarhati areas on various employable trades, such as, basic computer skills with advanced Excel, light motor vehicle driving, air conditioning and refrigeration repairing. We have successfully placed 58% of the enrolled students with a job opportunity.
Through Udaan we have empowered 240 youths from Garden Reach and Khidderpore areas in various trades like basic computer skills with advanced Excel, sewing machine operations, light motor vehicle driving, air conditioning and refrigeration repairing. 67% of the trained students have been placed successfully under this initiative.
Under Project Pragati, students were trained in tailoring and driving, 70% of the 100 students who were enrolled for the courses were successfully placed.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
We understand that access to safe and affordable drinking water and improved sanitation is essential for humans to lead a healthy, dignified and productive
The Nirmal Abhiyan Project seeks to improve child health through provision of safe drinking water and appropriate sanitation facilities in government schools. The Project being implemented by CLPOA has benefited 3,521 students and 216 teachers. Out of the 29 schools covered under the project, nine schools received ‘Nirmal Vidyalaya Puraskar’ and two schools received ‘Sishumitra Puraskar’, in recognition of their efforts for creating child friendly environment.
Nirmal Parivesh is a community sanitation and hygiene project in Titagarh Municipality. Under this intervention, apart from hygiene awareness activities, separate pay and use toilet blocks for men, women and children have been constructed. Nirmal Parivesh has been successfully implemented in two Wards of the Titagarh municipality, benefiting 298 households
Environment and Sustainability
We are committed towards providing a clean environment for the society in which we operate. We are maintaining a green verge from Park Street flyover to Hazra Crossing for the last eight years in partnership with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.