The SNS Foundation (SNSF) leads ANAND’s community-focused initiatives with the objective of building a socially-equitable, environmentally-sustainable and economically-progressive world. The wide spectrum of initiatives is governed by the underlying vision of building such a community. Going well beyond the tenets of corporate social responsibility, the SNSF undertakes efforts imbued with the Group’s core philosophy of leveraging the power of partnership and the power of people. Every initiative is driven by a passion to catalyse positive societal changes in partnership with the stakeholders. The endeavour is to bring about lasting changes to the lives of disadvantaged people rather than fulfilling immediate needs. Collaborating with partners, associates and corporates, with similar dreams and values, SNSF has touched the lives of thousands of underprivileged men and women over the last four decades.
SNSF has carefully chosen the focus areas to include education, skill development, health and hygiene and community conservation. By supporting quality school education and empowering the youth with the means to earn a livelihood, the focus is on transforming their lives for the better. The commitment to environment conservation is fulfilled through creating awareness about wildlife and implementing wildlife conservation programmes. The interventions in these focus areas have built a sustainable ecosystem in the hubs adopted by SNSF.
A graduate from Punjab University and a diploma in Nursing. When she married, she had to leave the job.
Prem bai joined and was given a loan to start a juice shop on the road to Bhopal. After six months of financial literacy training, the SHG was linked to the bank.
Tribal families were engaged as landless labour, daily wage workers, etc, which led to economic hardships and debt at usurious interest rates. SNSF’s SHG (Self-Help Group) was created to generate income from livestock.
Balvinder, an ambitious and sincere woman, had her fair share of struggles following the demise of her father at a young age. She grew up watching her mother trying to make ends meet for a family of eight.