Street to School
We aim to fulfil the brand promise by improving the lives of underprivileged children. Aviva India's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives focus on empowering underprivileged children through education. It recognises education as the right of every child - the right to a strong foundation that enables them to escape the vicious circle of ignorance, disease and poverty.
The Aviva India Brand stands for understanding the dreams and aspirations of young India. And our CSR programme is aimed at fulfilling the brand promise by improving the lives of underprivileged children and helping them develop their full potential.
In our endeavour towards educating the underprivileged, we have several partners, who believe in the same brand philosophy.
Aviva India and Arpana Trust
Arpana Trust is a charitable organization which works towards the upliftment of street children in slum rehabilitated settlements. In 2005, Aviva India in partnership with the Arpana Trust launched the Arpana Aviva Balvatika – a centre for children below 5 years of age - where they are provided with primary education and mid-day meals. The pre-school functions in Molarbund, near the Delhi-Faridabad border. Within the first year of its inception, 300 children were enrolled at the Aviva Arpana Balvatika. In nine years, 4100 students have been enrolled at the institution. The children at the Arpana Aviva Balvatika are taught basic English, Math, Hindi and General Knowledge.
Over the years, we have strengthened our association with the Arpana Trust by expanding the number of projects. We now provide tuition support for 543 students in classes 1 to 5 at the Arpana Trust. The tuition classes focus on the school curriculum, ensuring that the children are upto date in their studies.
From last year, we are also funding English classes for 56 students and four teachers at the Arpana Trust. The methodologies under the English teaching programme, Maxx English, are formulated from the British Council and Stanford Research Institute.
Along with the sponsoring several projects, we are also involved in several engagement activities with the Arpana Trust. Aviva India’s employees, who are provided with three days of leave per year for volunteer work, regularly visit the Arpana Trust for workshops and health camps. Aviva India’s Leadership Team is also closely associated with the Arpana Trust.
The Aviva Great Wall of Education
The Aviva Great Wall of Education is Aviva India’s flagship book donation drive. The initiative was launched in 2009 and in three years it became a nation-wide campaign, covering nine cities and 500 schools. In the last edition, we collected a million books which impacted 500,000 children. Read more