Esha (www.braillecards.org and www.clabil.org) is an initiative by volunteers to make life better for the blind. We use the word blind because its neutral. There is no disability, challenge or special ability attached to this. We are blind means we cannot see. Period. Just like you are sighted means you can see.
You can access the online library directly at www.braillecards.org/audio.htm
"The number of companies spending CSR budgets exclusively through corporate foundations increased to 72 from 60 last year, reflecting an increasing trend towards companies building their own capacities for implementation. "
2. "Finding the Right Project" remained a challenge for as many as 14% of the companies.
3. Planning and Implementation was a challenge for 44% of the companies.
If there is one thing that this report is trying to say, it is that we desperately need good CSR talent to realise the dream of a progressive India through Corporate Social Responsibility.
A good CSR Program has the following structure:
The only thing that can catalyse or ruin this change - is people. People who make it possible for the 2 sectors to talk to each other successfully and productively.
There is money. There are agents of change (NGOs and government programs). There is a need for funds.Yet, 44% of the companies are not able to plan and implement effectively. 14% of them are still struggling to find the projects, and 12 companies have had to set up their own foundations to do the work.
That is the price that we are paying for not creating great CSR Talent. 8,185 crores was spent by Indian corporates on CSR last year alone. Imagine the difference that can make to a country like India.
It is time to plug that gap and to create greatness through corporate partnership in social spending.
Note: This post also appears on my Linked in profile and on the Topgain blog.
Today, we made another release to the online library.
We went from 6034 files to 6293 files.
With this release, we add Assamese and Garhwali languages to the library, and we have waited a long time for this :)
Some of the content you can now enjoy in the online library is:
A. Civil Services exam preparation.
B. GATE exam preparation
C. A lot of content to learn Sanskrit
D. Over 10 new quizzes!
E. Harappan civilisation information in Gujarati
F. Prof. Mohan Singh's poetry in Punjabi
This addition to the library has content from the following Read Fest partners, in addition to the individual contributors, of course:
D. SAP Labs