Our Mission


It works as a catalyst to encourage impactful interventions for Spiritual Wellness, Child Welfare, Women Empowerment, Skill Development, Health & Nutrition & Environment. We believe this can be brought on by working with our partners towards innovative, self-sustaining long term solutions.

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Chairman's Message


I would urge each and every one of you to avail of this unique opportunity to give back to society and rejoice together with a wholehearted zeal, as I believe that your mission is my mission. 

Highlights


  • Times Foundation along with ActionAid and Ohm Foundation organised awareness session on Posh in various government schools and colleges.

  • Times Foundation with ActionAid has started Child Care & Learning Centre at NBCC India, East Kidwai Nagar Site, New Delhi.

  • Times Foundation & ActionAid join hands with you for taking this GOOD forward. COLLECTIVE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Event Held At: Bhubaneswar - Friday, Mar 3rd 2017

  • Times Foundation & ActionAid join hands with you for taking this GOOD forward. COLLECTIVE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Event Held At: Hyderabad - Thursday, Feb 23rd 2017                                                   

  • Times Foundation has been awarded with the CSR Leadership Excellence Award organized and endorsed by World Federation CSR on 2nd September, 2016. 

  • Congratulations, Smt. Indu Jain conferred the Padma Bhushan by the President of India on 12th April 2016                                       

  • SAVE A LIFE CAMPAIGN, CHENNAI           Times Foundation and Saveetha Unversity reached out to over 28000 Chennaites by organizing CPR SESSION. College students, various corporates along with some enthusiastic citizens came forward to be part of this initiative. TF Chennai has created a new entry with Guinness book of World Records by breaking the record of China which trained about 20,000 people in day.                                

  • INDIA SMILE CAMPAIGN, CHENNAI    Times Foundation in association with Saveetha University and The Times of India created a new entry in 2014 by entering Guinness book of World records for organizing oral screening camp and reaching out to over 101,309 students in a single daywhich earlier belonged to Colgate Palmolive, China with 70,388 screenings done in 2013.                             
  • Women Empowerment

    Times Foundation in its initiative of empowering women, with the support of Christ University, have come forward to support around 117 underprivileged women focussing on self-employment, entrepreneur training, soft skills and personality development, self defence, legal and financial know-how.

     E-waste awareness campaign

    Times Foundation supported the Self Employed Women’s Association by launching an awareness campaign on e-waste recycling by women through Happy Streets at Ahmedabad. This initiative encourages e-waste recycling thus contributing to climate change mitigation and ensures sustainable livelihood for women undertaking waste recycling.

     The New Teacher initiative

    Times Foundation and The Teacher Foundation has started its The New Teacher initiative, a 1000 hour full time, pre-service teacher education program aimed at  developing young trainees to begin a meaningful professional career in low cost private schools.

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    Events


    MASOOM BOOK LAUNCH

    • In today’s times, a lot can be heard about child abuse and molestation. Though it is one of the lesser reported crimes, it is widespread across all socio-economic sectors and topographies. With an alarming rate of increase in child sexual abuse cases, it is high time to sensitise children about the issue and teach them the difference between a good and a bad touch.

      Times Foundation, along with Young Indians (CII) and Childline, Ahmadabad, have been working on Project ‘Masoom’ for spreading awareness among children about Good Touch and Bad Touch.

       Taking it forward, CII – Young Indians, YI Mumbai Chapter along with Times Foundationis organising the launch of a specially designed book on ‘Masoom’ to create awareness about child sexual abuse.

      As the chief guest, our Chairman Smt. Indu Jain will be unveiling the book along with her granddaughter, Urshila Jain, to bring greater focus on the issue.

      Other notable panelists will include Mr. Rahul Mirchandani (YI National Ex-Chairman), Ms. Neha Kanabar (Founder, UNIMO), Mr. Piyush Garg (YI National Masoom Chair) and Dr. Rajarshi Bhattacharji (National Head, Health and Wellness, Times Foundation) who will concentrate on the importance of educating and sensitising children and parents on Good Touch and Bad Touch.

      Programme Details:

      Day: Friday

      Date: 21st August, 2020

      Time: 4pm onwards

      The programme will be conducted through Zoom and will be streaming live on YI Mumbai Chapter’s Facebook page.

      YI Mumbai Chapter Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/YIMumbaiChapter

      Zoom Link: https://ciionline.zoom.us/j/92584829283?pwd=L2RjeWFrTWo0UTRTRldZUjAzWWpDZz09


    Employability After Covid (Webinar Series)

    • Employability After Covid (Webinar Series)

      • Times Foundation & White Board Labs Present:
        A Webinar Series on Employment after Covid-19

        WEBINAR #6 - Employment Potential of Social Sector!

        Wednesday, 1st July, 2020, 06:00pm IST
        Registration Link: shorturl.at/EFJS7

        Webinar link will be shared on your registered email id


    Times Half Marathon – Run for fresh air

    • Venue: Red Road, Kolkata

      Date: 9th February, 2020


      Thousands in the city braved the early morning chill and gathered on Red Road, Kolkata, to run for a cause in the inaugural edition of the Times Half Marathon – run for fresh air is association with Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals.


      More than 5000 people took part under the three categories: 21K – Apollo Run, 10K – Heritage Run and 3K – Clean Air Run. There were also a large group of non-runners who showed up to cheer for their family and friends. The 21K event, which was flagged off at 6.30am, witnessed participation from several marathon veterans. Before the events started, fitness instructors at warm-up stations shared tips with participants on how to keep injuries at bay. The 3K run, which witnessed maximum participation, was flagged off by actor-MP Nusrat Jahan, and actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Ritabhari Chakraborty along with Amit Das, director – HR, at 8.30am.

      “It is very encouraging to see that so many people have turned up early on a Sunday morning to be part of a noble cause. This shows we are aware and alert.” Said Chatterjee.

      The 10K run was flagged off by race director Prasanta Saha, actors Devlina Kumar and Gaurab Chatterjee, MMiC Debasish Kumar among others.


      We are extremely glad that so many people joined us to support this cause for improvement of air quality and promotion of a pollution-free environment.


    13th Collective Social Responsibility Forum

    • When we think of India, we think of diversity and culture, but we also think of overpopulation. A burgeoning population of 1.2 billion means that the average age in the country is 29 and half our population is under 25 years of age. We have the opportunity to turn this seemingly negative factor into a boon for India’s development, as we have a large potential workforce at the ready. Additionally, the ageing population in more developed countries also indicates a shortfall of global skilled labour power of approximately of 56.5 million by 2020.

      The urgent need of the hour is investing in skill training to create sustainable, inclusive development for all Indians. Skilling refers to the training, practical, theoretical and soft skill knowledge of current industry standards. It involves harnessing the untapped potential of the youth and making them employable with relevant skills for the current job market. The problem lies in the fact that we have the lowest proportion of trained youth in the world.

      Deeply entrenched problems require innovative solutions. And for the same, Times Foundation & Action Aid India along with Bennett University as Education Partner, Dainik Bhaskar as the Media partner and Nagrik Dialogue & Nagrik Foundation as Social Partner are organizing the 13th Collective social Responsibility Forum based on the burning issue of Unemployment, Skill Training, Youth which is haunting the country now. The forum is supported by one of the major Skill Training Organization Don Bosco Tech India as partner and knowledge provider on the current status of skilling in the country. The motive of the forum was to find the solution to the loopholes like dropout ratio, post placement retention which are the major reason of failure & also emphasize on the need of Soft Skills, Counseling, Future of Skill and Jobs in the country. During the event, some case studies were presented by Fr. A. M. Jose, Executive Director, Don Bosco Tech and the beneficiaries had shared their real stories.

      Dignitaries from Times Foundation, Action Aid, Don Bosco, Bennett University, Dainik Bhaskar and various corporate houses were present in the event.  Mr Harbhajan Singh, Director, Honda Motors, Mr. Deepak Dwevedi, Editorin Chief, Dainik Bhaskar, Ms. Dipali Sharma, Director Action Aid emphasized on skill training across country and quality of training.

      Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was the Chief Guest for the program and he empansized on collective effort should be made to upgrade the status of youth and underprivileged. Dr. Rashmi Singh, IAS, Secretary, NDMC was the Guest of Honour for the program and she emphasized on skill training done by NDMC across the state, she also requested corporate and organizations to participate and work collectively to achieve the goal.

      Corporate Heads and CSR Leaders participated in the program and discussed the role corporates/organizations can play by providing innovative solution which may be linked to technology. The conference was organized on the platform of Collective Social Responsibility Forum ideated and developed by Times Foundation & Action Aid.

      The program was supported and anchored by students from Bennett University. Students got hands on experience about CSR and Skill Training from market leaders during the event. A shared commitment to evidence?based, long term and business friendly strategy brings together these organizations, with links to civil society, the media and industry.

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    NATIONAL RELIEF


    India For Kerala

    • As Kerala battles its worst floods in almost a 100 years, that have claimed hundreds of lives and put akhs in relief camps, the Times Network has launched a campaign ;India For Kerala’ to help rebuild the lives of the affected.
      The purpose of this initiative is to create awareness about the mega crisis that the state of Kerala is facing and bring together efforts towards providing support.
      It will be an act of urgency delivered with a big heart. The Times Network initiative aims at creating awareness and launching a donation drive to contribute to the relief efforts in Kerala.


      You can help by donating, donations can be sent through any of the following means, as per your convenience:
      For Donations in kind, give a missed call on +91 90293 00111, or email to indiaforkerala@timesgroup.com

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