Omkar Foundation now part of the TB –FREE INDIA MOVEMENT

Omkar Foundation has partnered with MCGM, USAID, The Union amongst others to work towards the Govt mandate to eradicate Tubercolosis (TB) by 2025.

On 24th January, an Orientation session on TB was held to sensitize 35 Omkar employees working closely in the slums and SRA’s.

On the occasion of world TB day, 24th march- over 700 construction workers of Omkar’s flagship projects: Malad Alta Monte and Worli 1973 were sensitized on the symptoms and treatment of Tuberculosis through a movie and a health talk given a talk by the TB doctor.

Recognizing Omkar Foundation’s talented women beneficiaries in Women’s DayProgram - 8th March 2017

Omkar Foundation organized a grand women’s day event to felicitate all the 430 enterprising women who enrolled as students in our skill courses and overcame social barriers to learn and empower themselves with marketable skills.

The beneficiaries displayed their talents by way of a Dance competition and a Fashion show which let them showcase skills they leant like tailoring, jewelery making etc.

The women also displayed their handiwork in exhibition stalls outside and adorned the entrance with Rangoli that they learnt from the skill classes.

Smokeless Eco- Chulas donated by Omkar Emploees distributed in tribal areas of Kharghar as part of our Green Initiative 25th of March, 2017

A previous visit to a tribal village brought forth a glaring issue that women in these areas were resistant to enroll in skill development courses as they were pre occupied with cooking and collecting firewood for their inefficient traditional chulas.

The Smokeless Eco chulas have proved to be a game changer in this regard. It uses- 65% less wood, produces 70% less smoke and cooks upto 50% times faster, thus improving women’s health, saving forests and freeing up their time to participate in other self and community development activities.

112 Smokeless Eco Chulas, which were donated by Omkar employees, were distributed at DHAMOLE PADA- Kharghar in the second phase of Eco Chula distribution. The tribal women were given a demo on how to use the Eco Chula on the day.

Changemakers of Omkar- Leena Jain

Our very own Ms. Leena Jain deserves a special mention. She is passionate about women’s causes and proved it by leading the Eco Chula donation drive.

Being an avid biker, she rode for the Smokeless Eco Chula cause to promote women’s healthcare and over 100 employees supported her in this endeavor by donating Rs. 1250/- from their salaries so that women in remote areas do not have to suffer the smoke and toxic pollutants while cooking.

Smokeless Eco- Chulas donated by Omkar Emploees distributed in tribal areas of Kharghar as part of our Green Initiative 25th of March, 2017

Special Mention Award to Omkar Foundation for ‘Best Corporate CSR work’ Sandvik Asia Awards

We are proud to announce that Omkar Foundation won a Special mention award in the ‘Best Corporate CSR’ category at the Sandvik Asia Diversity Awards, organized by the Swedish company Sandvik and Idobro organization.

Omkar Foundation’s work was carefully scrutinized and had to clear three grueling rounds of interview to be chosen as finalists from among 169 applications. The award was received by Mr. Venkat Rolla- Head, Omkar Foundation at the award ceremony at Pune.

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