ASHA – The Hope
Our focus remains on empowering the socially marginalised sections, while bringing in holistic development in the society. Persons with disabilities have always remained central to our development initiatives. JSPL Foundation is determined to nurture collective growth that can create happy, self-reliant communities.
The OP Jindal Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre, Raigarh is committed to improve the quality of lives of differently abled individuals; our program Asha-The Hope, addresses the needs of the differently abled, irrespective of caste, creed, sex or socio-economic variance. The programme provides rehabilitation services in terms of early intervention, early childhood education, skill-development training, information-and-communication technology, and appropriate vocational training and livelihood programmes to the specially challenged people.
Kishori Express - an adolescent anaemia control drive on wheels, for timely detection and rectification of anaemia among adolescent girls; enables them to attain safe motherhood in future. The central vision of Kishori Express is improvement of the health of adolescent girls through regular medical check –haemoglobin tests, awareness generation, as well as nutrition supplementation.
The van is equipped with haemoglobin testing facility and includes interactive aids like touch screen audio-visuals that build awareness on anaemia. Nutrition kits and supplements are also distributed at the community level.
Vatsalaya is a unique project, which aims to create awareness on health related issues among the community women to ensure safe motherhood through strengthening of the existing health services. The programme covers holistic health and sanitation issues and simultaneously mobilises community on their rights. It aims to reduce MMR and IMR including malnutrition through different ANC, PNC related awareness and services. Population stabilisation is also in its agenda.
As a result, institutional delivery has significantly increased in the areas of the company's operations and so has the acceptance of contraceptives. To ensure first-aid services in villages ‘VatsalayaKendras’ have been established, which are working as health resource centres for the villages in and around our areas of operations.
JSPL Foundation has established a network of on-site e-Health Centres (eHCs), in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to ensure access to healthcare in the villages of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Haryana, and Arunachal Pradesh. These centres are connected to each other and with the medical staff of Jindal Fortis Hospital Raigarh through internet.
The centres leverage the power of cloud technology, directly integrating medical equipment with health. These combined technologies permit communications between patient and medical staff to be both convenient and clearly expressed, and allow for the transmission of all patient records, as well as the wealth of video and print resources available online.
JSPL Foundation has joined hands with Habitat for Humanity India (HFHI) to re-build 20 homes for the flood affected people in the Kashmir valley. HFHI is an international non-government organisation working towards the cause of housing and sanitation in India. As part of the disaster response program, the NGO also works with disaster affected families to reconstruct safe disaster resilient homes.
The initiative — Project Gulzar: Sustainable and Dignified Housing for Flood Affected Families of Kashmir – will support flood victims in the state during a period of one year from 1st April, 2015 to 30th March, 2016 through shelter interventions for flood affected families. JSPL Foundation will fund the cost of the project to the extent of Rs.88 lakhs towards its implementation.
As a gesture of solidarity and goodwill, JSPL Foundation has sent across Rs50 lakhs worth tarpaulin, blankets, sleeping bags and other relief materials to Nepal for the affected people of the devastating earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation on April 25, 2015 killing nearly 10,000 people and injuring thousands others. The same has reached the Sindhuri district of Nepal on 15th May. The relief material has been handed over to the Nepal Army for distribution.