Shriram Finance Limited strongly supports the Nation’s growth and development through various CSR activities. Shriram Finance has been focusing on improving the community’s well-being in the crucial areas of health improvement, primary education and skill development
In our quest to serve the underserved and promote prosperity, we have been engaging in several social welfare and empowerment projects to train youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, provide them with employable skills, and access to employment as well as entrepreneurship opportunities. Previously undertaken by Shriram Transport Finance Company and Shriram City Union Finance and now driven by the merged entities under Shriram Finance Limited, our CSR program encompasses Skill Development and Livelihood, Vocational Training, Education and Scholarships for our beloved community
Shriram's Education Programme aims to create enabling conditions so that more underprivileged children stay in school and complete their schooling. Sanitation Infrastructure, healthcare, and rural development initiatives are a top priority under CSR for education. Shriram provides scholarships to talented students from weaker sections of society to make learning more stimulating and help children achieve higher learning levels and a better future.
Shriram Finance Limited has been making specific contributions to increase the literacy rate by extending scholarships to enable and augment formal education and learning for children and youth from the families of the transport fraternity
Shriram Matriculation School: Online zoom classes, English classes for teachers, online class demos, YouTube e-learning
The Art of Living School: Contributed better infrastructure to provide free education, facilities and equipment to 3,627 students
Scholarships are given to students between standards 8 and 12 (secondary and higher secondary education)
Scholarships supported over 1,80,000 students from multiple regions of the country for secondary and higher secondary education
Guided by the National Health Mission’s (NHM) vision of ensuring that all people in the country can access quality and affordable health services, “Mobile Medical Unit/Clinic” provides free-of-cost medical check-ups, lab tests and medicines to the trucker community. Shriram-funded MMUs/clinics are functional across 15 locations in 11 states. It aims at improving the accessibility to primary healthcare for the weaker sections of society
Key achievements of SFL’s healthcare initiatives in creating a good health ecosystem for transport fraternity
Screening, diagnosis, treatment and referral for non-communicable, communicable diseases, and other minor health conditions
Awareness, education and counselling on healthy practices, lifestyle modifications, non-communicable disease management, etc.
A unique model of Tobacco Cessation Counselling and referrals program for the trucking community
Shriram has crossed the benchmark of reaching out to 8.9 lakh plus beneficiaries with an average of more than 85% from truck community
Manjunath, a 41 year old truck driver, very recently was stressed and discomfort while travelling for long distances. That is when he saw the STFC Mobile Medical Van conducting health camp on Mumbai Highway at his doorstep. So, he thought of visiting the STFC Mobile Medical Van doctor.
He got his blood sugar and Blood Pressure checked and was diagnosed with Hypertension. He did not realize this earlier as he never got a chance to get himself examined. He never had any other problem because of which he kept on ignoring his health.
This was the time when he realized his health status and said – “I did not know about the complications I had with my health. The doctor counselled me on precautions and healthy practices to be followed. I am much more aware of my health now and would take care of it. Thanks to STFC Mobile Medical Vans for making healthcare services available and accessible for us.”
Dr. Harshita has completed MBBS from Bangalore and has worked with a private hospital before joining STFC’s Health care program. Dr. Harshita believes in working with communities and serving them. She says, “There was no healthcare intervention for drivers, especially those who travel long distances”. Very few foundations focus on STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), mainly HIV/AIDS and vision problems among drivers.
However, there was no intervention for preventing, screening or treating diabetes and hypertension, joint ailments etc. Our project focuses on making health care accessible to truckers, not just for common conditions like diabetes and hypertension.
These are common for truck drivers as they travel long distances, and their work demands them to sit for long in the same position and eat unhealthily. They do not get enough time or facilities for regular check-ups or treatment. I feel privileged to be a part of this team and wish to serve beneficiaries with my knowledge and dedication.
India, one of the countries with the highest youth population in the world, faces the most incredible opportunity and a challenge. This demographic dividend provides a vast workforce reservoir and focuses on making this talent pool employable. Under its ‘Skill India’ mission, the Government of India has initiated several schemes to achieve this. Since its inception, the Government has emphasised that this vision cannot be achieved without multi-stakeholder collaboration, the corporate sector/business marked as a critical contributor
Shriram Finance has contributed towards this national goal by extending training for the skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling the rural youth.
6 States, 879 Youth trained, 729 (83%) placed
Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society – skill development training for 125 women in computer training, tailoring
Training for new drivers in light motor vehicles (LMVs) and heavy motor vehicles (HMVs)
Jobs/placement linkages, primarily in the commercial transport industry are provided to trained drivers
24000 drivers trained & reskilled till date