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Being Socially Responsible

December 21, 2020   \\\   Posted By CandorTechSpace

Being Socially Responsible

Brookfield Properties has always strived to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into its operations in line with its core values. Read on to know about the on-the-ground work it is doing for the benefit of the communities.

At Brookfield Properties, we have always believed in adding value to everything we do, be it on the business front or when it comes to enriching communities in and around our regions of operations. We conduct various activities for a long-term, sustainable community impact.

Here’s a brief overview of some of our major CSR initiatives over the year:

CSR Initiatives

SLAM OUT LOUD, PROJECT JIJIVISHA

Through its Project Jijivisha, Slam Out Loud ensures that the power of art is not denied to children from at-risk communities. Unlocking the opportunities of art-based learning allows these children to pursue their dreams and build a bright future.

Impact:

  • Providing art education to students from low-income backgrounds
  • Equipping high-achieving students to enact change in their communities
  • Developing 21st-century relevant skills to students
  • Inducting 20 students into the fellowship
  • Long-term partnerships with schools

To enrich communities in and around our regions of operations, we conduct various activities that have a long-term, sustainable community impact.

PEOPLE FOR ACTION, COMPUTER LABS

To advance the vision of a Digital India, we set up computer labs in schools in Haryana. The initiative, managed by People for Action, thus provides the school students with computer education to facilitate technological skill development.

Impact:

  • Providing computers to students of five government schools in Haryana
  • Building capabilities of government school educators
  • Facilitating modern skills development for underprivileged youth
  • Reaching out to over 300 students in these schools

ALOHOMORA EDUCATION, CAREERSHALA

Alohomora Education via Project CareerShala enables children to become independent learners capable of making career choices aligned with their interests and strengths.

Impact:

  • Empowering over 1,000 students through the new-age leadership programme
  • Equipping these students to make a relevant career action plan to get the most out of their future careers

New-Age Leadership Programme

Career Action Plan

THE EARTH SAVIOURS FOUNDATION, PROJECT GURUKUL

At their Gurukul on the outskirts of Gurugram, The Earth Saviours Foundation provides housing, care and a welcoming community for elderly and differently-abled people. Their unique needs require a lot of resources, which is why we collaborated with the Foundation and implemented Project Gurukul to provide primary healthcare and foster care for the aged and disabled.

Impact:

  • Providing accommodation and healthcare services to residents of the shelter
  • Uniting residents with their families
  • Supporting more than 500 residents of the shelter

Accommodation and Healthcare Services

MOBILE CRECHES, SECTOR 48, GURUGRAM

Mobile Creches runs day-care centres for children of labourers working at construction sites in Delhi-NCR. We supported Mobile Creches in providing health and childcare services to children (aged 1-12 years).

Impact:

  • Reaching out to the most vulnerable children while keeping the issues of early childhood care and development at its core
  • Benefitting over 50 children

KOSISH, HOSPICE SUPPORT

Kosish, a registered NGO, aims to provide affordable palliative care through home-based as well as institutional care to terminally ill patients. We tied up with the NGO in December 2019 to provide necessary hospice support.

Impact:

  • Providing compassionate care to terminally ill patients so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible

Providing Compassionate Care to Terminally Ill Patients

THE NUDGE FOUNDATION, GURUKUL

THE NUDGE FOUNDATION, GURUKUL

Started in 2017, The Nudge Foundation’s Gurukul provides soft skills’ training that allows underprivileged youth to build their brighter futures. The Gurukul offers training in fields with high career potential to ensure a life of dignity and independence for its students.

Impact:

  • Delivering holistic foundational and vocational skill training to underprivileged youth aged 18-25 years
  • Benefitting over 150 students

KHERKI MAJRA SCHOOL

We worked on improving the infrastructure of Kherki Majra School in Haryana. A toilet block and multipurpose hall were constructed on the school premises.

Impact:

  • Upgrading the amenities of the school
  • Providing a safe, sanitary and holistic environment for the students
  • Enriching students’ lives in the process

GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA, GURUJAL INITIATIVE

The initiative of ‘GuruJal’ was undertaken by the District Administration of Gurugram, Government of Haryana. This was an integrated water management initiative to address the issues of water scarcity, groundwater depletion, flooding and stagnation in Gurugram.

Impact:

  • Curbing the growing challenge of the water crisis
  • Working towards the common goal of water conservation

GREEN COVER

We undertook the development and maintenance of the green cover in Noida and Gurugram.

Impact:

  • Reducing the environmental consequences of green cover loss, such as air pollution, groundwater depletion and frequent flooding during the monsoons

CSR INITIATIVES DURING COVID-19

CSR INITIATIVES DURING COVID-19

We partnered with the Samta Purushottam Agrawal Memorial Foundation and the Government of Haryana to distribute masks, dry ration and food. We also tied up with Blue Chip Hospitality to provide 25,000 meals to migrant labourers and underprivileged individuals in Noida. Additionally, 500 dry ration kits were procured from DMart for supplying to people in need in Mumbai.

Around 1,000 workers employed at various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Madhya Pradesh such as Ratapani, Kuno, Kanha, Satpura, Panna and Bandhavgarh, were provided with ration kits with the help of Madhya Pradesh Tiger Foundation Society.

Moreover, we collaborated with The Earth Saviours Foundation to support around 450 abandoned senior citizens, mentally-disabled poor people and migrant workers living permanently in the NGO’s shelter home.

The Earth Saviours Foundation



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