Street to School
We, at Aviva India, aim to fulfil our brand promise by improving the lives of underprivileged children. Our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives focus on empowering underprivileged children through education. We recognise 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.
Moreover, since the Aviva India Brand stands for understanding the dreams and aspirations of young India, our CSR programme aims fulfilling the brand promise by improving the lives of underprivileged children and helping them to develop their full potential.
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. These children 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 to over 500 students in classes 1 to 5 at the Arpana Trust. The tuition classes focus on the school curriculum, ensuring that the children are up to the mark in their studies.
Since 2015, we have been funding English Speaking and Writing Classes for students as well as teachers at the Arpana Trust. The methodologies under the English teaching programme, Maxx English, are formulated from the British Council and Stanford Research Institute.
Early in 2017, we initiated the digital first philosophy at Arpana Trust by acquiring more computers for their Computer Lab. The children at the Trust are provided with computer classes in a bid to help them move with the times.
Along with the sponsoring these projects, we are also involved in several engagement activities with the Arpana Trust. Aviva India’s employees are provided with three days of leave per year for volunteer work. Many employees visit the Arpana Trust for workshops and health camps. Aviva India’s Leadership Team is also closely associated with the Arpana Trust.