Our partnership with Society for People’s Action for Development (SPAD) helps in building synergy on common goals and assists in achieving the desired reach, scale, impact and momentum of the programmes.
In Bengaluru, we engage the adolescents, studying in the local municipal secondary schools and government aided secondary schools in the In-School Preventive Health & Leadership Programme and Vocational Skill Development Programmes.
The In-School Preventive Health & Leadership Programme is a one year model where the students are sensitised on tobacco control through nodal teachers, trained by Salaam Bombay. As part of the initiative, regular in-school workshops on the ill-effects of tobacco are conducted for the students; activities related to advocacy against tobacco are carried out during festivals and student health councils – Bal Panchayat and Bal Parishad - are formed in secondary schools creating young leaders of change. Each student council is required to complete at least 3 out of 6 activities (drawing competitions, Rakshabandhan activities, posters, rallies, etc.). Serious health messaging is conveyed through skits and songs and young leaders present a charter of demands to ensure a tobacco-free environment.
Based on the need of the region, the Vocational Skill Development Programme focusses on opportunities for livelihood and sustained positive change through the skill learnt. Courses on Beauty & Wellness, Computer Hardware Repair, Mobile Repair, Home Appliance Repair and Graphic Design are carried out by regional NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) affiliated training partner LabourNet Services India Pvt. Ltd. As part of the initiative, field visits are conducted along with a mid-term and final assessment. A highlight of our Bengaluru presence is breaking of gender biases. 40% boys have opted for vocational skill training in Beauty & Wellness.
Salaam Bombay is looking to expand its partner network in Bengaluru.
“A great partnership in shaping up a better future for adolescents of deprived communities by providing modern day employment skills.” - Mr. Vijay Kumar – Secretary, SPAD (Society for People’s Action for Development), Bengaluru
“At Thermo Fisher Scientific, meeting the needs of our customers, employees, investors and communities fuels our commitment to sustainable growth. We are pleased to partner with Salaam Bombay Foundation who upholds the same values and objectives for CSR. I truly appreciate the entire team for creating an effective platform for our initiatives in the country. .” - Amit Chopra- Managing Director- Thermo Fisher Scientific, India and Middle East