CSR

Kalpataru group has always firmly believed in giving back to the community, and has accordingly been consistently dedicating resources to do its part for the welfare of the people. Listed below are some of our corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Interventions supporting Education- PRERNA

Killekars

Killekars - The Fort Makers

We support the citywide initiative “Killekars”, to raise awareness about the upkeep and cleanliness of our heritage buildings, especially forts. Children from schools and societies of Thane participate in various competitions like photography, essay writing, fort making, etc. Killekars provide an exciting and competitive spin to learning more about forts by promoting local tradition of making mud forts. Our employees also participate in the mud fort-making competition held annually before Diwali and create masterpieces. The prize distribution ceremony is organized in KORUM and attended by local dignitaries.

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Computer Learning Centre Setup

To support education for more than 100 first-generation learners in the community, a Community Learning Centre (CLC) and Study Class to augment the teaching at school has been setup.

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Continuing our efforts for making schools a better and vibrant place to study!

2 new classrooms were constructed by Kalpataru in a school in the vicinity of our project in Pune. The existing building space was cramped and the school was forced to club classes together to accommodate children. The new classrooms will enable the children to study comfortably.

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Community Learning Centre Setup

To support education for more than 100 first-generation learners in the community, a Community Learning Centre (CLC) and Study Class to augment the teaching at school has been setup.

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Mini-Science Centres in Schools

Kalpataru has set up Mini-Science Centres in schools around its project sites. The initiative includes installation of 60 table-top interactive models/exhibits along with informational backdrops and user manuals. It will enable better understanding of principles of Science and Mathematics for students of class 5th to class 10th. 11 such centres have been set up till date.

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Mobile Creches

We operate creches at several of our sites, via specialist NGOs offering day-care, and even basic schooling to young children of our site workers. The emphasis is on appropriate activities for the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the children in each of the various age-groups.

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Infrastructural support to schools

In the endeavour to make schools a better place to study, Kalpataru completely revamped a school around one of its project sites. From repair and painting of the building to changing doors, windows, interiors, toilets, landscaping, fencing, etc. Kalpataru also donated computers, stationery, furniture and electrical items to a primary school in a rural part of Maharashtra.

Healthcare Initiatives

Ambulance service in Pipar

Ambulance service in Pipar

For providing more timely access to better medical facilities to the residents of Pipar, a new ambulance was donated. The ambulance will immensely benefit the community and be used to offer free/subsidized service to the residents for taking patients to Jodhpur (which is 60kms away)

Aid and Rehabilitation for People with Parkinson’s (PwPs)

Aid and Rehabilitation for People with Parkinson’s (PwPs)

Kalpataru supports the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) which aids the treatment and rehabilitation of People with Parkinson's (PwPs) and their caregivers, through support centres providing physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy, diet and nutrition, and alternative creative therapies. This is done through a home outreach program, patient welfare program, counselling and awareness sessions

Free Mobile Eye check-up and surgical camp

Organized a Free Mobile Eye check-up and surgical camp for the citizens of Pipar and its neighbouring cities. This camp was conducted for ten days, with a record of 45 doctors. We successfully treated approximately 9000 people at this camp.

Osteopathy Camps

Conducted under the auspices of The Munot Foundation, a public charitable trust, various Osteopathy camps have been organised at Kalpataru Synergy in Mumbai.

Community Initiatives

Kalpataru supports “Hamara Station Hamari Shaan” (Our Station, Our Pride)

Kalpataru supports “Hamara Station Hamari Shaan” (Our Station, Our Pride)

Kalpataru sponsored the creative makeover of 4 railway stations through Hamara Station Hamari Shaan, a joint initiative of ‘Mumbai FIRST’ and ‘Making A Difference’ in collaboration with the Western and Central Railways. Over 200 employees from Kalpataru volunteered in the cleaning and painting of booking-windows, platform entrances, railings and foot over-bridges to transform the look and user-experience across 4 railway stations on the Central and Western suburban local train-lines in Mumbai.

“Majhe Thane Sunder Thane” (Our Thane, Beautiful Thane)

“Majhe Thane Sunder Thane” (Our Thane, Beautiful Thane)

Kalpataru Group joined hands with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for a large-scale citywide neighbourhood cleanliness campaign, in keeping with the nationwide Swachh Bharat Mission. Over 300 volunteers from Kalpataru Ltd & KORUM Mall, along with the residents of Siddhachal and Tarangan, participated.

Mobile toilets across Panvel

Mobile toilets across Panvel

Kalpataru supported the Panvel Municipal Corporation in its initiative to set up mobile toilets across Panvel, to address the problem of open defecation and improving hygiene and sanitation as an integral part of Swachha Bharat Abhiyan. Installation, cleaning and maintenance of more than 100 mobile toilets for the agreed upon duration and locations was done by the identified execution partner.

Water cooler Installation

Water cooler Installation

Over 300 children at a local school in Pipar, Rajasthan benefited from access to clean potable water via the installation of a water cooler donated as a part of our CSR initiatives.

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada Support

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada Support

In support of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs appeal, several volunteering initiatives like cleanliness drives in public spaces, awareness lectures in Zilla Parishad schools, marches to create awareness in the neighbourhood, awareness talks for construction laborers about importance of swachhata, and Internal Awareness campaigns in support of the themes for the “Swachh Bharat Pakhwada”, were organised across Kalpataru projects during a fortnight dedicated to cleanliness.

Cleanliness drives to support Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Cleanliness drives to support Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

As part of contributing towards the upkeep of our surrounding areas, there are dedicated efforts for carrying out the cleaning of slums adjoining our project sites. Fogging for mosquito-control and larvicidal control treatment, are conducted for the benefit of the residents in these areas.
Kalpataru and the Federation of Siddhachal, Thane organised a cleanliness drive in Oct 2015 where more than 200 volunteers volunteered to clean the neighbourhood.

Rural sanitation project

Rural sanitation project

Kalpataru supported the SKS Chakshu Foundation in building 10 toilets in rural Panvel. The partner-NGO is working towards "Open Defecation Free" villages, by providing individual household toilets and ensuring a long term impact by tracking usage and monitoring behavioural change. The process is backed by a GPS-enabled Mobile App to accurately map the location of all toilets, and monitor quality compliance.

Waste-recycling for fund generation

Old and discarded items like newspapers, magazines, plastic, brochures, pamphlets, torn files, cartons, gift boxes etc. are regularly donated to an NGO. The funds gathered by the disposal of these items are used for healthcare and education of the poor

Electric substation in Gujarat

Set up an electric substation to serve the towns of Nakshatrana and Khedoi in Gujarat after the 2001 earthquake.

Kalpataru drinking water system in Pipar

Drinking water system in Pipar

Established a drinking water system for the city of Pipar and its surrounding areas in Rajasthan - a region that has suffered from chronic droughts.

Environment

Vermicomposting at Kalpataru Synergy

Our head office in Mumbai composts all its wet organic garbage and waste food via vermicomposting. The resulting mulch and manure is used in the landscaped areas in our office complex. We have similarly used and provided Organic Waste Convertors (OWC) in some of our projects to convert wet organic waste into compost/manure for use in their gardens/landscaped areas.

Animal Welfare

Kalpataru supports various organization who undertake initiatives for animal welfare.

Beautification and maintenance of public spaces

Beautification and maintenance of traffic islands, central medians, public gardens and tree plantation programs to improve the cityscape in partnership with government authorities like MMRDA, MCGM, TMC and PMC.

Solar water-heating system

Installed solar water-heating systems at some of our projects which are estimated to prevent emissions of 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide (as per Ministry of New and Renewable Energy statistics) per year per flat.

Initiatives for Labour- SUMITRA

Eye checkup camp

For the last several years the awareness and basic screening camp is being organized for various eye related diseases like refractive errors, cataract, glaucoma, retinal disorders, corneal diseases etc. benefitting over 1000 construction labour and the community around our under construction sites.

Cancer Awareness & checkup camp

It aims to create awareness of Cancer and is conducted across our construction sites where more than 900 labour benefit every year.

HIV Awareness & Checkup camp

HIV Awareness & Checkup Camp

This Camp is conducted across most of our sites (including Hyderabad) where more than 1500 labour benefit every year. The camp includes demonstration of how to use condoms, counselling and interactive discussion amongst the labors & counsellor on issues related to HIV.

Street Play

Street Play

Through street plays which are a more engaging and thought provoking mode of communication, we aim to instill in our labour the realization of giving due importance to their own wellbeing and make simple principles of health, hygiene, safety & quality an integral part of their everyday life.

Employee Volunteering - SPARSH

The Wish Tree

The Wish Tree

Focused on 'The Joy of Giving', the Wish Tree initiative aims to fulfill the wishes of children from underprivileged backgrounds. The wishes of these children are shared and the employees are free to select the wish of a child and fulfil it. Children are invited to the office where respective employees personally hand over the gifts. The smile on the faces of the children and the employees blossom "The Wish Tree" into "A Smiley Tree" to commemorate the wishes of the children come true.

Collaboration with ADAPT

Collaboration with ADAPT

Every year, Kalpataru collaborates with ADAPT (formerly known as Spastic society of India) to provide a platform to the especially abled children to showcase their talent. Initiatives are organized which sensitize the staff towards an inclusive environment. The employees engage with the children through activities like designing and making special rakhis for their loved ones, painting umbrellas, Diya painting etc. and raise funds.

Merry Morning

Merry Morning

Employees donated over 300 hygiene kits containing morning essentials to the kids from lower income group families in schools in rural Maharashtra.

Science fair for the community

Science fair for the community

Volunteers from Kalpataru’ s Thane project participated in the Science fair organized by the kids supported by our CSR initiative to demonstrate simple science experiments to the community. Over 200 children from the community were thrilled by the experiments.

Educational visit to the Butterfly garden

Educational visit to the Butterfly garden

Children from our Community Learning Centre (CLC), Thane -Doorstep school were taken on a guided nature-walk by the volunteers from Kalpataru to observe different species of butterflies, and the habitat in which they live. Post the visit, children were engaged in art and craft activities to reinforce what they saw and learnt during their visit.

Special day with special children

A special day with special children

Kalpataru volunteers spent quality time with special children at JIDD (a school in Thane), showed keen interest in understanding the issues faced by these children and donated gardening equipment to the school.

Donate a Library

Donate a Library

A special book-donation drive, where employees donated close to 500 books, will benefit over 250 students in a nearby school and enable inculcating reading-habits among the children

Mock job interviews for under privileged youth

Mock job interviews for under privileged youth

Mock job interviews are conducted for youth from lower income group communities being trained in hospitality and customer service/retail by a reputed NGO. The initiative aims to increase the confidence of the youth by providing information on drafting a CV, different strategies of facing interviews, body language, grooming, dressing, etc. This a great opportunity for the NGO to help the youth to gain an insight into what the corporates/ employers are looking for in candidates.

Volunteering at an old-age home

Volunteering at an old age

Volunteers from different departments of Kalpataru spent some quality time with the senior citizens at a nearby old-age home. It was a memorable experience for the volunteers to conduct various fun filled activities for them.

Mentoring sessions for youth

Mentoring sessions for youth

Our volunteers undertook mentoring sessions for more than 100 teenagers in 2 institutions near our project. Mentors offered guidance and motivation by sharing their experience and learning from their respective careers. In addition, they were also made aware of the importance of personal safety by subject experts from an NGO.

Environment Day

Environment Day

Kalpataru celebrates Environment Day not only at the workplace but also extends it to project sites and community. Every year some initiative like a tree plantation drive, a display of medicinal plants or reusing used plastic bottles as planters for indoor plants is planned to raise awareness about environment related issues.

The Magic Hat

The Magic Hat

Kalpataru conducted an old and new toy donation drive at Kalpataru Synergy for an NGO called Toy Bank. The NGO supports the right to play for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We collected more than 500 toys and volunteers helped in sorting, cleaning, packing and distribution of the toys. They also organised various interactive activities for the children and carried out the toy distribution in a systematic way.

Blood donation

Blood donation

Kalpataru joined hands with SBTC (State Blood Transfusion Council) to regularly organize several Blood Donation Drives in its office premise.