Projects (Corporate)​

Project (Corporate)

Ensuring Sustainability and inclusive growth for communities with corporate change makers through Entrepreneurship and social impact.

Objectives

  • To execute Social and developmental initiatives of our corporate partners and to provide customized Strategies for the same.
  • To revitalize the lives of the Rural Poor through Enterprise creation and Sustainable livelihood.
  • To ensure reduction of poverty and achieving inclusive economic growth by upbringing the needy to the organized sector.
  • To foster quality Education for all and to ensure the same for the marginalized groups of our community.
  • To align our activities to the UN SDG’s of Zero Hunger, Sustainable communities and economic growth for all.
  • To ensure Impact and effectiveness of our Interventions and Activities through suitable structured mechanisms.

Interventions

  • Conceptualizing unique CSR models and designing strategies by understanding the needs of the beneficiary and our corporate partner.
  • Preparing the Implementation plan and roadmap for the planned interventions.
  • Conducting appropriate need assessment and basic Socio economic survey for our planned projects.
  • Associating with Banks, Govt. and other multilateral agencies in implementation of Projects.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of our Implemented Projects.
  • Providing Handholding support and assistance for our beneficiaries assessing their requirements and priorities.

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Associations

EDII is associated with some of the notable corporates that include Accenture, HSBC, HCL, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, ITC, TATA Communications Ltd, Walmart, Yes Bank, Amazon, Vedanta, Tata Steel, IDBI Bank, Zee Essel and Zydus Cadila Group of Companies.

Testimonial from our Beneficiaries​

Testimonial from our Corporate Partner​

Being a typical Housewife from Madurai, I always had the dream to do something which can support my family financially. But I was not having any clue from where to start. EDII’s HCLF training helped me realize my dream of starting a business and instill confidence in me for setting up my Enterprise.  Today I can proudly say that “I am a successful Sattva Masala Entrepreneur”.

-Mrs. Pandeeswari (WSDP 1–EDII HCLF)

“It is heartening to see the Activities conducted by EDII for upbringing the lives of the rural poor and for sustaining their livelihood. We are indeed glad to have EDII as our trusted CSR partner”

– CSR Head, Top Corporate

Core Initiatives Over the Years​​​

Project Udaya

EDII joined hands with TATA Communications Ltd. in ‘Project Udaya’ to promote entrepreneurship among women from SC/ST, weaker sections and SHG members for sustainable income generation through enterprise creation.

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Entrepreneurship Development Programme for SC/ST in Pune District (2015-19)

Sponsored by TATA Communication Ltd. Pune, the programme ‘Promoting Entrepreneurship amongst Individuals and Self-Help Groups from Affirmative Action Communities in Pune District’ aimed at developing entrepreneurial capacity and business competence among SC/ST, people from weaker sections and SHG members, for sustainable income through enterprise creation in communication. The 54-month project began in December 2015.

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Skills to Succeed 2020 Goals

EDII has joined hands with Accenture in their ‘Skills to Succeed’ project which intends to develop micro entrepreneurs from among the marginalized and backward communities.

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Hand Made in India

The project which commenced in 2019 would be implemented over 3 years. ‘Handmade in India’ is a 3-year project focused at evolving an entrepreneurial ecosystem around 6 selected handloom clusters spread across five states – Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha & Tamil Nadu (Kamrup, Surendranagar, Bhuj, Maheshwar, Bargarh, Salem handloom clusters in India). EDII is anchoring the project in consultation with Ernst & Young (Knowledge partner), and with support from HSBC.

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World on Wheels (WOW)’ Project of Hewlett Packard

As part of the MoU signed with Hewlett Packard (HP), EDII and HP are creating digital literacy among the rural population under the project ‘World on Wheels’. The project focuses on building and deploying internet-enabled digital inclusion and learning labs to facilitate digital literacy, education programming, entrepreneurship training, and other community services in rural India. Mobile computer labs (big multi axle buses with computer lab set up) have been equipped with necessary paraphernalia. During its stay at the designated villages, the bus extends its services for 10 hours, of which 4 hours is devoted to school children, 3 hours to youth, 1 hour for dispensing common services like Aadhaar, MeeSeva services etc, and 2 hours for creating awareness on government schemes and various development themes.

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Say-Yes

Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India

EDII has been roped in by YES Bank to implement its CSR project ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’. The primary goal is to promote energy efficiency and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) measures in MSME clusters, leading to enhanced competitiveness of MSMEs and improved environmental and social performance.

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Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme’ of Walmart

EDII was engaged by Walmart to impart training to women entrepreneurs under its ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP 3.0)’. The WEDP aimed at building capacity of Women-Owned Businesses (WOBs) across India by imparting professional and life skills to build robust and sustainable businesses.

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Implementing Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Interventions at Karnali under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana ​

In this 3-year project which began in 2015, EDII has empowered, educated and engaged women and youth of Karnali by providing them entrepreneurial skills and capacity building training in various trades. Interventions also included financial handholding support to the participants to start a micro venture. Participants were given hands-on-training to manufacture different types of products including coloured candles, face cream, and snacks and sweets, and were also given training in digital literacy. Several beneficiaries have set up micro ventures and are scaling up in terms of production capacity.

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Boost your Business’ programme with Facebook (2017-18)

EDII collaborated with Facebook to implement its National Project – ‘Boost Your Business’. Conducted in 15 states, the programme focused on training entrepreneurs from small and medium businesses with the requisite knowledge, skills, and technology to facilitate growth of their businesses online. They were equipped with skills to use Intensive and interactive flash workshops were conducted to orient micro/small enterprises/shopkeepers/traders with various aspects of using Facebook to ‘Boost Your Business’.

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