Leaders of Tomorrow
SEW Foundation has adopted schools and other training institutes under its 'Leaders of Tomorrow' initiative. The 'Leaders of Tomorrow' is a program wherein underprivileged children and youth are provided an all round development. They are not only taught topics related to their curriculum but are also exposed to the qualities that are needed to be exhibited by leaders. SEW organizes activities to train the children and adolescent youth on self – esteem, motivation, communication, team building and team spirit, assertiveness, innovation and initiative, commitment and productivity, ownership and transparency, integrity and honesty, inquiry, conflict resolution, transaction analysis, leadership, difference between leader and manager etc. Apart from learning, sports and other recreational activities are equally important. Therefore sports activities for the children are organized and coordinated for their overall growth.
Infrastructure Support to Educational Institutes
SEW has provided infrastructural support to educational institutes in association with project "511 Hyderabad Round Table 8" connecting School to the world, like the Mandal Praja Parishad School and Zilla Parishad High School, Manikonda village, where construction of toilet blocks for the children was facilitated and desks and benches were provided for them. SEW has also provided funds to thirteen other schools for the purchase of black boards etc., besides extending support to Primary School, Zeera, Begumpet, Vivekananda Public School and Computer Training Institute started by "Moturi Hanumantha Rao Memorial Trust" at Prajasakti Bhavan, Hyderabad.
Mid Day Meal Programme
SEW Foundation has been providing Mid Day Meal to 350 school children of Vivekananda Public School Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh since the last 3 years. In another initiative, SEW extended full financial support for the purchase of a Tata Ace transport vehicle, a rice cleaning machine, a pulveriser to the Hyderabad branch of AKSHAYA PATRA, an NGO running the school meal programme across India. About 30,000 students in 127 schools, both Primary and High Schools in seven mandals of Medak district of Andhra Pradesh are receiving the benefit through this Mid day Meals program run by Akshaya Paatra Foundation, Hyderabad branch with the support of the State Govt.
Skill Empowerment and all Round Development
SEW Foundation provides construction skill training at the SEW Academy of Construction (An Initiative of SEW Foundation )to the rural unemployed youth of Andhra Pradesh, in bar-bending, form-work carpentry, surveying and technical supervision. The instructional plan, design and methodology adopted are selected to deliver high impact training where the productivity of each trainee is measured and mapped to certain defined productivity benchmarks. Recreational activities are organized for the purpose of relaxation of these candidates after a long day's work. They do gardening, play games like cricket, volleyball, football etc,. as a means of recreation.
After completion of training, these candidates become eligible to be employed in the construction industry and create a livelihood for themselves and their families.SEW Academy of Construction was started in March, 2008. Between March, 2008 and November, 2010 a total number of 694 candidates were admitted and trained, out of which 592 candida tes have passed the examination and are working at different project sites of SEW.
Empowering for Livelihood and Career Development
SEW is involved in providing training in Basic Computer Skills like Power Point presentation, e-mailing, Photoshop etc. at the Computer Institute started by MHM Trust at Prajasakti Bhavan, Hyderabad, to the people in and around Hyderabad. Training in basic communication skills and other behavioural skills is also being provided to these people for their overall personality development. So far 240 candidates have been trained in the institute since it was started.
'Swasakthi' - Empowering Youth
'Swasakthi' is a Job - Oriented Training Institute, established by SEW Foundation, Hyderabad, A.P. and Swarna Bharath Trust, Venkatachalam, Nellore Dist. A.P. It provides free training to the unemployed and underprivileged youth in terms of their all-round development. The primary objective of this job-oriented initiative is to help the youth to improve their technical skills along with communication and people skills.
Skill Empowerment Activities:Employability skills among youth are developed while amalgamating academic excellence, domain expertise and soft skills.
'Swasakthi' follows the most scientific and pragmatic methods to improve the skills of the youth which includes a Training for Impact program also.
'Swasakthi' trains the youth in IT and Business Management domains. Along with distinguished training partners and placement agencies, students receive training, certifications and placements. The major training and placement partner for IT program is the IT Dept. of SEW Infrastructure Ltd.
Swasakthi job-oriented training institute was started in March, 2010. Admission to the institute is granted to those candidates who are below the poverty line (BPL). So far 4 batches comprising of a total number of 445 candidates have been admitted and trained.
'HINDUPAT' Computer Education Center
'HINDUPAT' is joint a initiative of SEW Foundation, Hyderabad, A.P. and Pragathi Manav Seva Sansthan, Ragogarh, M.P. It was launched on similar lines as that of Swasakti to help the economically poor and under privileged youth in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Hindupat provides an opportunity to the youth of Raghogarh region to progress in the field of computer education. The emphasis is on the necessity for improving competency in computer technology and English language for these youth. The initiative is an attempt to connect the youth of this region with the latest available computer education techniques.Hindupat Computer Training Institute was started in August, 2010 in Madhya Pradesh. Training is provided in the basics of computer and hardware & net working. So far 141 candidates have been trained upto Dec, 2010.
Hindupat Computer Training Institute has recently received approval from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for accreditation of Diploma in Computer Applications, Business accounting and Multilingual DTP (CABA-MDTP). The Ministry of HRD will be conducting the examination and awarding certificates to the successful candidates. Admission will be granted to 80 candidates. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to pursue further studies in engineering after passing another qualifying examination.
Currently, on any given day, 450 to 500 students are receiving training in the institutes established and / or supported by the Foundation. It is planned to increase this strength to 1,000 students over the next 12 months.
Resource Support to Underprivileged Children
SEW Foundation extends financial support in the form of scholarships to the underprivileged and deserving candidates so that they can excel in studies or in other activities like sports. These young people are the future of our country. Through our support and their hard work, they can represent our country nationally or internationally and can bring laurels to India. On 29th March, 2009, SEW Foundation, in collaboration with Bhoja Krishna Narayana Desha Seva Trust, distributed scholarships to the poor and meritorious Engineering College Students for the year 2008- 09. Forty five poor students holding good EAMCET Ranks were chosen by the Foundation for awarding Scholarship. The number of students receiving scholarships from SEW is on the increase year by year.
Sri. C. Srinivas, Vice President-Finance, SEW presenting cheques towards scholarships to merit students of Engineering.
Support for Sports
SEW has extended financial support to the Sports Coaching Foundation at Hyderabad to set-up Indoor Gymnastics cum Cricket Training Facility at their centre to provide sports coaching to the under privileged children. It also supports major sports events organized by institutions like Vignan Jyothi Institute of Engineering Technology (VJIET), Hyderabad.
Support to the differently abled
As part of its 'Empower with Education' programs, SEW Foundation has supported children with special needs who are visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired and mentally challenged.
The Foundation has supported 'Devnar Foundation for the Blind' by providing them two basic De-Braille printers to facilitate printing of curriculum and general books for the visually challenged students in their institute to help them pursue their studies.
In yet another initiative the Foundation provided 20 computers to a laboratory in Sai Junior College for the blind, Bansilalpet, Hyderabad and also a scanner with printing & copying facilities and another most modern and multi-functional scanner.
Support to the Hearing Impaired Youth & Children
SEW extends support to the Deaf Enabled Foundation, Hyderabad which is engaged in the service of hearing impaired youth & children. Their annual day events were co-sponsored by SEW.
Support to the Mentally Challenged
SEW provided financial support to The Association For People With Intellectual Disabilities, 'Libenshilfe', Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh. 'Libenshilfe' was founded by Mrs. Tallapragada Saraswathi Devi ( Sarah ) 28years back. 114 dedicated staff are presently involved in imparting training to 415 mentally challenged people of all kinds with different ages ranging from 2 to 50 years hailing from poorer sections of society.