Programs

Atul Foundation was created to bring all activities related to serving society under one umbrella. The Foundation undertakes projects | activities, broadly under six Programs: Education, Empowerment, Health, Relief, Infrastructure and Conservation. While these Programs are currently focused in India, it will be the endeavour of Atul to establish such organisations in the countries in which it operates so as to serve society in such countries. Ultimately, what comes from the society must go back to it many times over.

During 2019-20, Atul Foundation undertook the following projects:

Highlights: 2019-20

EDUCATION

Atul Adhyapikas

Aim: to provide quality primary education to children in rural areas

  • Continued teaching through faliya-based sessions throughout the pandemic
  • Engaged children through activity-based learning
  • Helped the children to achieve improvement in academics
  • Developed reading habit and various other life skills in children
  • Supported 4,482 children to develop nutrition gardens under the Ankur project
  • Imparted scientific concepts, importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits
    through the Ankur project
  • Ensured nutritious food was available to the children and their families through
    nutrition gardens under the Ankur project

EMPOWERMENT

Micro-entrepreneurship development

Aim: to encourage entrepreneurship and create a sustainable livelihood for the
rural youth

Phase 1

  • Provided training and toolkits to 58 tribal youth to become micro-entrepreneurs in
    various fields such as mushroom cultivation, tailoring, mobile repairing, refrigeration
    and welding
  • Supported to 37 trainees to set-up their enterprise, generating a revenue of 14 lakhs collectively
  • Trained a group of 12 women registered as a self-help group in tailoring and
    supported them to open a retail outlet

Phase 2

  • Trained 55 youth to start their enterprise in tailoring

HEALTH

Atul Nutrition Garden

Aim: to promote health and nutrition among tribal families through nutrition gardens

  • Trained 147 women from self-help groups to prepare jivamrut and dashparni ark using cow dung, urine and other natural items
  • Educated 1,120 families to use cow dung and urine as manure in their nutrition gardens
  • Supported families during the pandemic to produce home-grown vegetables; nutrition gardens helped families earn additional income by selling the surplus vegetables in local markets

RELIEF

COVID-19 relief

Aim: to strengthen medical facilities to treat COVID-19 patients And to provide support to needy families, migrants and patients

  • Supported hospitals to buy equipment such as ICU beds, ventilators, HFNO, oxygen cylinders and BiPAP machines
  • Donated 25,000 masks to the needy
  • Distributed grocery kits and other essentials amongst poor families
  • Provided refreshments to migrant workers as they were going back to their villages

INFRASTRUCTURE

Model anganwadi

Aim: to create a positive and safe learning environment for children coming to anganwadis

  • Renovated anganwadis and converted them into a safe space for children to learn
  • Built basic facilities such as kitchen and toilets, and provided easy access to water
    at anganwadis.
  • Painted interesting and informative visuals for easy learning

CONSERVATION

Ujjwal Atul

Aim: to promote clean villages by educating and facilitating best waste management practices

  • Recycled 39,500 kg wet waste into organic manure
  • Recycled 7,800 kg dry waste
  • Initiated door-to-door waste collection system for 1,426 households
  • Conducted 68 awareness sessions on responsible waste segregation and management in Atul colonies and Atul village
  • Educated children through joyful activities and tree plantation