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CSR at its true sense -DLF Foundation keeping hopes alive undertakes Health Camp at Sakatpur Village
DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited organized a Mega Health Camp on 31st January, 2013 at Primary School at Village Sakatpur to ensure good health and educate the residents of the village.
DLF Foundation has undertaken the Cluster Village Development Program in 10 Villages of Gurgaon, in sync with the priority areas identified in the 12th five year plan. With years of immense recognition and fame as the premier real estate promoters and builders, DLF Foundation has taken upon its shoulder the duty and responsibility to repay the society by expressing commitment and sheer determination to empower communities, create opportunities and uplift the underprivileged to ensure a well built society.
Apart from the general health check up, the health camp provided services of general OPD, Paediatricians, Gynaecologist, Dentist and Eye Care to 5,000 care seekers from the community. Panchayat members of neighbouring villages actively participated for spreading the messages on preventive and promotive aspects of health. The event in Sakatpur community is just one example of how we can all come together for better health outcome at micro level.
The cluster development program has been persistently contributing in development of 5 key areas namely Social, Economic, Environment, Health and Education. DLF Foundation’s approach to CSR focuses at improving the living standards and condition of lives of the rural community. They have emphasized on the broad fields pertaining to Education, Skilled development, Sanitation, Health and Environment for the masses deprived of these basic amenities.
An extra mile walked, DLF Foundation has facilitated multi-disciplinary healthcare camps, which caters to providing primary healthcare facilities in Sakatpur village. Visibly elated at the health camp site, Mr. Vijay Singh, Associate Director, CSR, DLF Foundation requested and sought partnership with various panchayats, government and corporate around Sakatpur area to come forward and associate themselves in the further development of the area.
On the Education front, DLF Foundation strives to enhance the quality of education in rural areas by supplementing government interventions. In addition to managing and partnering in formal schools, DLF Rural Learning Excellence Centres and Rural Libraries help the underprivileged children to realize their far-fetched dreams. The DLF Rural Learning Excellence Centres have been established in 22 villages. DLF Foundation has assigned trained and dedicated teachers in government primary schools to teach as well as nurture talent who have the potential to excel in their respective fields belonging to the cluster village. Identified students possessing attributions in academics are then enrolled to private schools, expenses for which are fully borne by DLF Foundation. It largely provides scholarships and sponsorships to the underprivileged students to build a better and brighter future.
DLF LIFE (Learning Initiative for Employment) a subsidiary of DLF Foundation has extended its program in skill training and aims to establish 250 vocational skill training centers across the country, assuring employment to deserving youths in sectors like IT, construction, electronics, retail, customer services and hospitality through its market linkages is a major highlight.
DLF Foundation is also aware about their responsibility towards the environment and is doing their bit to ensure clean and green surroundings. It has undertaken to distribute green plant saplings and time and again keep sensitizing the people about the importance of environment and water harvesting. With all these initiatives DLF Foundation brings new meaning to the concept of social responsibility and promises to continue with the same zeal in the future. They are also actively inviting other corporates to join hands and work in co-operation for the betterment of the rural areas.