We run various social impact programmes and events for the benefit of underprivileged communities. Here is an overview of our initiatives organised recently in association with two non-profit organisations: Alohomora Education Foundation and People For Action.
At Brookfield Properties, our operations go beyond the development, ownership and operation of sustainable commercial real estate. We are also committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices that have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. Therefore, over the years, we have been conducting numerous CSR initiatives across education, environment protection, social impact, health, etc. Take for instance the awareness programmes for children that we organised in partnership with Alohomora Education Foundation and People For Action.
Alohomora Education Foundation enables students from low-income families to build thriving careers by being on career pathways that align with their strengths and interests. It works towards empowering these students to start building skills independently and to take charge of their life choices.
We partnered with Alohomora Education Foundation for its CareerShala programme, which enables students to understand and choose the potential industries that they would like to pursue a career in. The programme also equips students who have a clear idea about their skills and interest to pursue the career of their choice.
The CareerShala programme comprises:
Here’s how we modified and executed CareerShala programme:
People For Action works with state governments to improve the learning outcomes of children in government secondary schools by increasing their transition to higher education and access to career opportunities. It does this by providing rigorously tested tools and training to teachers, students, governing bodies and parents. We set up computer labs in three government schools in Haryana. The schools thus received computers and secure internet connections (managed by People For Action) to facilitate technological skill development of their students.
We also partnered with People For Action to arrange an online competition amongst the students studying in grades 7-9 at Pataudi School and Carterpuri School in Gurugram, on how they perceive the Covid-19 pandemic. The participating students expressed themselves very innovatively through paintings, poetry, singing and dancing.