About

About SRF Foundation
Mission
Our Strategy
Program Delivery Models
Our Board and Staff


About SRF Foundation

The SRF Foundation, formerly known as the "Society for Education and Welfare" was setup in 1982 as Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) arm of SRF Ltd., which is a leading multi-business entity engaged in textiles, chemicals, packaging films, and engineering plastics. The Foundation builds on the heritage of its founders, the Late Sir Shri Ram and Late Dr. Bharat Ram, who both believed in contributing to the society particularly through education. They were instrumental in the establishment of institutions such as the Lady Sri Ram College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, The Shri Ram Research Institute, The Anglo Sanskrit School and many others.

In keeping up with this legacy, the SRF Foundation setup the well known The Shri Ram Schools in Gurgaon and New Delhi in 1988, as well as SRF Vidyalaya in 1992 in Chennai. In addition, the Foundation is intimately connected with the running of the well-known Lady Shri Ram College for Women. It currently runs various programs to improve the quality of education in India.

For more information on these programs, visit Our Institutions and Programs.


Mission

“Achieving quality education and training that inspires children and youth from all sections of society to achieve individual aspirations and building a better society for tomorrow, through the knowledge, skills and values acquired.”

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Our Strategy

At SRF Foundation we strongly believe that we are not alone in our journey of bringing positive change in the lives of children, youth and communities. To achieve a greater impact we join hands with government bodies, academic institutions, corporates and the local communities itself.


Government: SRF Foundation collaborates with the Department of Elementary Education Haryana, Government of Karnataka, Government of Tamil Nadu, Government of Uttarakhand, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Government of Rajasthan, Government of Gujrat, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of Assam.


Partnerships: SRF Foundation being a CSR arm of SRF Ltd. works as an implementing agency for its parent company as well as for various like-minded partners too. The Foundation channelizes its energy in improving and mitigating the gaps by working collaboratively with Government schools, headmasters, teachers, parents, students and agencies like InterGlobe Aviation Limited (“IndiGo”), Capgemini India, HP India, Schneider Electric India Foundation, Sunrise Sports India, PNB Housing Finance Limited, Brillio Technologies, The Times Group, IBM India, Sequoia, American India Foundation and CARE India.


Academic Institutes: For the implementation of its various programs, SRF Foundation also takes support from the academic institutes. We work closely with them to share our findings and experiences and exchange views and opinions. Academic institutions such as Singapore Management University (SMU), Indian Institute of Information Technology and Design Management (IIITDM), Management Development Institute (MDI), International Management Institute (IMI), FORE School of Management, Birla Institute Management Technology (BIMTECH), AMITY University and The Shri Ram Schools (TSRS) share their research, their up to date teaching methods and academic assistance to support our various programs and projects. In addition, volunteers from these institutions are warmly welcomed in our program schools to help us by sharing knowledge.


Local Community: Local Communities play a very important role behind the success of any initiative. Their support and involvement is extremely necessary for proper execution and implementation of any program. They are the major stakeholders of any program as their inputs are the key driving forces to design and achieve the goals of the interventions.


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Program Delivery Models

Foundation plans to achieve its goals and vision primarily by working on Public Private Participation Model by engaging with the various organisations and stakeholders:


Direct Implementation – Acting as an implementation agency, SRF Foundation directly looks over the execution of CSR projects Mewat in Haryana, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Chenglapattu in Tamil Nadu, Vadodara and Netrang in Gujarat, Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Dehradun and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh and Kamrup (Metro) in Assam through its dedicated teams at both field and head office level.


Through CSR Councils – At all nine plants of SRF Ltd. namely, Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Gwalior and Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Kashipur & Pantnagar (Uttrakhand), Dahej (Gujrat), Manali, Gummidipoondi & Viralimali (Tamil Nadu), SRF Foundation executes the CSR Projects through CSR Councils headed by CSR Champions. In these locations, the Foundation plays the major role in assisting project designing, funding, quality management, monitoring and evaluation of projects through capacity building at regular intervals and onsite support.


Through Government: SRF Foundation has programmatic collaborations with the education departments of all nine intervention states which are Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam. Also across the state of Haryana the Foundation collaborates with SCERT and DIETs to implement Teachers Try Science and Atal Tinkering Labs to promote science education.


Through NGO Partners: For our ambitious project of Natural Resource Management at Bhiwadi, Udaan at Mewat and JCB & Forklift Operator at Manali, the program execution takes place through local NGO Partners. The Foundation plays the role of project management, monitoring and evaluation.

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