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About SRF Foundation

The SRF Foundation (formerly known as the Society for Education and Welfare Development) was set up as the corporate social responsibility (CSR) wing of SRF Limited, 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 society particularly through education. They were instrumental in the establishment of institutions, such as the Lady Shri Ram College, Shri Ram College of Commerce, the Shri Ram Research Institute, the Anglo Sanskrit School and many others.

In keeping with these traditions, the SRF Foundation set up the well known Shri Ram Schools in Gurgaon and New Delhi, as well as the SRF Vidyalaya 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 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.



Goals

Our foundation has set up the following goals for the near future:

Expand and enhance The Shri Ram School – In an ever changing landscape, not only do we want to expand our school to satisfy its demand, we also have to keep up by improving on the infrastructure as well as the soft assets of the school.

Reaching the unreached– We have two initiatives to achieve this goal. One is to implement the “Model School” program which provides support through the direct intervention in a cluster of schools. The second is to further expand our outreach program, Shri Sambandh Program, which indirectly provides support by partnering with other organisations across the country.

Strengthen Enhancing Early Education programme for teachers– After our pilot test run in 2007/08, our Foundation has decided to continually develop this training program so that we can impart pre-primary education teaching skills to even more trainees in the coming years.

Set up Vocational Skills Centres– By setting up these vocational skills centres, we hope to integrate unemployed youths between 18-25 years old into the workforce by equipping them with the appropriate skills. Our Foundation plans to open two vocational skills centres: one in Mewat, Haryana where our Model School program is, and another in Manali, Chennai where one of our business plants is located.

Carrying CSR Action of SRF Limited– SRF Limited has a firm belief that as a corporate citizen, it has a greater role to play in society's development, beyond mere profit generation. Thus the Foundation will also carry CSR mandate of SRF Limited to the SRF business units. For instance, with the help of the Foundation, SRF Limited is deeply involved in promoting school education, vocational skills, women empowerment, natural resource management and sports promotion in and around nine of SRF plant locations spreads across India.

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Strategy

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

Government– By partnering with the government, we can work hand in hand towards improving the situation. We can help one another to cover the scope and scale of things in relation to education.

Private Industry– Not only will partnering the private sector offer us access to better technological, process-oriented and financial support, we can also encourage the workforce to be more involved in our projects and increase overall awareness. We can offer wider reach in terms of visibility for the various organisations. Support can also be shared both ways in terms of research and resource sharing.

NGOs / Foundations– By working with other NGOs and foundations, we widen the network of everyone involved and could definitely make use of each other’s expertise and resources to help one another towards their cause.

Academic Institutes– With the support from the brains of our society, we work closely with them to share our findings and experiences and exchange views and opinions. Academic institutions can share their research and most up to date teaching methods. In addition, volunteers from these institutions are warmly welcomed to help as well as gain experience and contribute by sharing their knowledge.

Local Community– The essence of our projects is based on the local community. On the ground, support is needed to help out with the actual carrying out of the work and support is also needed to ensure that ownership of the projects is gradually integrated into the community.

Furthermore, with a strong history with regards to The Shri Ram Schools in the region, SRF Foundation plans to leverage on the expertise and experience of the model/design and knowledge of The Shri Ram Schools in relation to the education field.


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