Pune, 23th, Nov 2023: Allstate India, a distinguished subsidiary of the Fortune 100 US insurance company, proudly announces significant milestones in its ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The company conducted a valedictory ceremony for Project Nirmiti in Pune, empowering 140 underprivileged women, providing them with valuable skills and tools for income generation.
As part of its women empowerment initiative, Allstate India has been conducting Project Nirmiti, a comprehensive training program for the past six months. During the valedictory ceremony for the program, participants were awarded certificates and sewing machines to kickstart their independent income generation. Unlike conventional training programs, Project Nirmiti adopts a holistic approach, offering ongoing support for capital expenditure and business guidance through a dedicated business office governed by Vivek Vyaspeeth, a two decades old local NGO, in collaboration with Swarajya.
Chetan Garga, Managing Director, Allstate India, emphasized the unique aspect of Project Nirmiti, stating, “Project Nirmiti is not just a training program; it’s a transformative journey for these women. By providing skills and ongoing support, we’re not just creating income opportunities; we’re fostering a community of empowered individuals contributing to the economic fabric of Pune. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to women’s empowerment and sustainable impact.”
Allstate India has been conducting several initiatives to empower the communities of Pune. In association with Samarthanam Trust for Disabled, the company is providing technical and sector based nonresidential skill training to empower unprivileged youth with disabilities for employment under Project Kaushalya. The company, in association with Vivek Vyaspeeth, is also empowering underprivileged men by providing plumbing skill training and placement support to them.
In addition to these, Allstate India has been quite vocal for rainwater harvesting. In association with The Forward Foundation, the company has been renovating and maintaining water filters in the rainwater harvesting units in the government schools of Pune to improve the quality of water and storage life. Last week, Allstate India expanded its Rainwater Harvesting Project to Bengaluru, in association with the NASSCOM GCC Consortium, marking a key achievement in their commitment to social impact and sustainable development.
Allstate India looks forward to expand its CSR interventions to reach more communities across the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The company remains committed to creating a positive impact on society, fostering sustainability, and empowering communities through ongoing initiatives.