All Events

6 Mar

Distribution of Online Learning Kits

11:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad March 6, 2021

An Online Learning Kit comprising of an Acer tab, learning software and 3 months internet subscription was handed over to 60 female beneficiaries. These tablets were procured using the funds raised by Nirmaan being the sole charity partner at the ‘INORBIT Durgam Cheravu Marathon’ conducted on January 24, 2021. NIRMAAN worked with the Department of Women Development and Child Welfare in identifying the beneficiaries, all of whom are pursuing higher education in the state. Senior officials from INORBIT MALL Hyderabad were present at the event.

28 Feb

Eye Check-up Camp at Chinchughat, Adilabad

11:00AM - 3:00PM Chinchughat, Adilabad February 28, 2021

An Eye Camp was organized where 106 participants belonging to PVTGs (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) were given an eye-check up and were screened to identify cataract and other eye diseases. 33 participants were prescribed spectacles and 21 were identified as requiring surgery. The camp was supported by ServiceNow, and was organized with the active support of the District Medical and Health Officer, the District Blindness Control Society, and other government departments. Full COVID-19 protocols were followed to ensure the safety of the participants. Thank you, ServiceNow.

23 Feb

DEshaw Rehabilitation Kits Distribution

11:00AM - 1:00PM Musheerabad - Hyderabad February 23, 2021

Due to damage caused by hyderabad floods many families have lost their livelihood. Depending on the kind of losses which the families have suffered due to flood, the rehab work has been planned out and the compensation package has been fixed on approximation basis. DEShaw has come forward to support 50 families by giving various rehabilitation kits like sweing machines, electric kit, plumbing kit, push cart, etc on need basis to support the needy to regenerate their livelihood. Honourable Minister, Shri Srinivas Yadav garu is the chief guest for the event. Society for rural development is the community and impact partner along with Nirmaan. Thank you D.E.Shaw India Private Limited for the support.

11 Feb

Digital Device Distribution Event

11:00AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad February 11, 2021

"Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before." In these tough times of pandemic, the world has witnessed the need and acceleration of digital learning. With an aim to contribute to this new educational experience and help students and schools, Nirmaan organization in partnership with PepsiCo Global Business Services Hyderabad, organized an event where we donated 40 tabs to meritorious students and 30 laptops to 6 KGBV schools of Sanga Reddy and Ranga Reddy district for online learning.

24 Jan

Durgam Cheruvu Marathon event

5:30AM - 11:00AM Hyderabad January 24, 2021

The first edition of the INORBIT Durgam Cheravu Run was conducted on January 24, 2021. There were three components for the run- 10 k run, 5 k run and disability run. Over 1,000 participants, including 50 persons with disability participated in the run. NIRMAAN was the sole charity partner, and the funds raised from the run will be used for Girls' Education.

23 Jan

TDL Tab Distribution Event

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad January 23, 2021

The Tribal Welfare Department, GoTS in collaboration with Nirman organization is implementing the Tribal Digital Leadership(TDL) program. The target beneficiaries are 60 mentees who are going to be mentored by 60 corporate mentors. As part of this servicenow has sponsored 50 tabs to the tribal students. These tabs are distributed to the tribal students on 23.01.2021 by the Honorable Tribal Welfare Minister, Smt. Sathyavathi Rathod. Dr. Christina Z Chongthu, Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, Sowmya, CSR Lead Servicenow, Mayur Patnala, CEO Nirmaan Organization, Tribal department officials, Nirmaan leaders and team have participated in the event.

20 Jan

EPAM RELIEF AND REHABILITATION DISTRIBUTION

10:00AM - 5:00PM Falaknuma & Golconda-Hyderabad January 20, 2021

Heavy rain has caused extinction in the Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Surrounding areas of Moosi River. Particularly, Areas like Falaknuma, Chaderghat,Golconda,Borabanda,Fathe Nagar and Musheerabad suffered heavy damage in terms of property loss.

EPAM has come forward to support these families by Giving Relief and Rehabilitation kits for them to regenerate Livelihood as usual. Depending on the kind of losses which the families have suffered due to flood, the further relief and rehab work has been planned out and the compensation package has been fixed on approximation basis. Relief Kits has been distributed to 50 families at Tolichowki/Golconda

08 Jan

Annual Rewards and Recognition event

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad January 08, 2021

We have celebrated the Annual Rewards and Recognition event on 8th January 2021 to recognise the meritorious services rendered by our team during the year 2020 in the field of education. This is the first ever R&R in Institutionalised format in Nirmaan. We dedicate this success to all our supporters.

Our Governing Board members joined the event and presented the awards to all Award winners. Nirmaan Central Team, CXOS team and all the Nirmaan team joined and congratulated the award winners.

21 Dec

UST REHABILITATION DISTRIBUTION

9:30AM - 1:00PM Falaknuma-Hyderabad December 21, 2020

Relief and Rehabilitation:

Due to heavy rain has caused extinction in the Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Surrounding areas of Moosi River. Particularly, Areas like Falaknuma, Chaderghat,Golconda,Borabanda,Fathe Nagar and Musheerabad suffered heavy damage in terms of property loss.

UST has come forward to support these families by Giving Relief and Rehabilitation particulars items to Immediate Support Need for them to regenerate Livelihood as usual. It was really extended and had great support in that Community and to the families.

12 Dec

HYDERABAD FLOOD-FRANKLIN TEMPLETON REHABILITATION DISTRIBUTION

9:30AM - 1:00PM Falaknuma-Hyderabad December 12, 2020

Rehabilitation:

Due to heavy rain has caused extinction in the Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Surrounding areas of Moosi River. Particularly, Areas like Falaknuma, Chaderghat,Golconda,Borabanda,Fathe Nagar and Musheerabad suffered heavy damage in terms of property loss. Several people have lost their Houses, Furniture and Vehicles. People have also lost their household goods and are now faced acute shortage in terms of food.

Especially In Falaknuma the flooded Places have destroyed many houses and vehicles have also been damaged. Some parts of places also faced the consequences and are now facing severe drinking water problems. Considering the fact that this critical moment needs humanitarian aid, On that time Nirmaan immediately undertook some rehab extended support in terms of Immediate Support Need for them to regenerate Livelihood(as an emergency Need).

Survey for flood damage analyses: A survey was carried out to compile a damage assessment report, to understand the scale of destruction and kind of inputs needed for the disaster relief work.

03 Dec

DONATION TO ABHAYA JYOTHI MANOVIKAS KENDRAM, SIDDIPET

9:30AM - 1:00PM Abhaya Jyothi school, Lion club building, Siddipet, Telangana December 03, 2020

“It is a special school for metally challenged children under 18 years located at Siddipet, Telangana".

Nirmaan donated 4 kinds of items with the support of Synchrony corporate whose worth is nearly Rs.60,000.

An account of world disability day (3rd December) Abhaya Jyothi organized a meeting to distribute donated items by Nirmaan.

27 Nov

Cognizant Relief kit Distribution

3:00PM - 5:00PM Falaknuma, Hyderabad November 27, 2020

Due to heavy rain has caused extinction in the Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Surrounding areas of Musi River. Particularly, Areas like Falaknuma, Chaderghat,Golconda,Borabanda,Fathe Nagar and Musheerabad suffered heavy damage in terms of property loss. Several people have lost their Houses, Furniture and Vehicles. People have also lost their household goods and are now faced acute shortage in terms of food. Especially In Falaknuma the flooded Places have destroyed many houses and vehicles have also been damaged. Some parts of places also faced the consequences and are now facing severe drinking water problems. Considering the fact that this critical moment needs humanitarian aid, On that time Nirmaan immediately undertook some relief extended support in terms of supplying food to the community of the Falaknuma(as an emergency Need).

Survey for flood damage analyses: A survey was carried out to compile a damage assessment report, to understand the scale of destruction and kind of inputs needed for the disaster relief work. Following parameters were taken under consideration while surveying the disaster affected families: 1. General information about the affected family (Unique Id, No. of Households in the family) 2. Loss of Property (Houses, Furniture, Machinery and Vehicles) 3. Kitchen Items (Utensils and Grocery) 4. Clothes(Bedsheets, Towels and Blankets) 5. Medical Issues. 6. Immediate Support Need for them to Survive.

14 Nov

Blanket Distribution at old age home and orphanage

3:00PM - 5:00PM Yousufguda, Hyderabad November 14, 2020

450 blankets were donated to Department of Women Development and Child Welfare orphanage at Yousufguda and 150 blankets were donated at Amma Nanna Old Age Home at Choutuppal. The beneficiaries of the blanket distribution are orphan girls and inmates of old-age homes. This event was attended by HYSEA representatives, WDCW Department officials, and Amma Nanna Old Age representatives.

14 Nov

Flood Relief Material Distribution

11:00AM - 5:00PM Falaknuma, Hyderabad November 14, 2020

150 kits were donated to the flood-affected families of the Kabir Nagar, Falaknuma area. This event was sponsored by RealPage. Ration kit and utensil kit were distributed to the families. Local community volunteers also supported Nirmaan Organization in smooth operations of the event. Representative from RealPage personally attended the event at Kabir Nagar.

13 Nov

Flood Relief Material Distribution

11:00AM - 5:00PM Falaknuma, Hyderabad November 13, 2020

150 kits were donated to the flood-affected families of the Kabir Nagar, Falaknuma area. This event was sponsored by ServiceNow. Ration kit and utensil kit were distributed to the families. Local community volunteers also supported Nirmaan Organization in smooth operations of the event. Representative from ServiceNow personally attended the event at Kabir Nagar.

03 OCT

Volunteer Activity by Cognizant.(“Good Menstrual Hygiene”)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Addagutta and Borabanda VTC, Telangana October 03, 2020

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” “Good Menstrual Hygiene,” Annual Awareness Day was celebrated on May 28.

To highlight the importance of “Menstrual Hygiene” which is vital to the empowerment and well-being of women and girls worldwide, a lecture was given to 50 beneficiaries from Addagutta and Borabanda VTC on October 3, 2020. Thank you Mrs. Sunitha and Ms. Shruthika for planting the seeds of knowledge.

DO NOT FORGET------ “Your body is the most priceless possession, take care of it as it is the only place you have to live in.”

30 SEP

Volunteer Activity by Cognizant.

9:30AM - 1:00PM Cyberabad, Telangana September 30, 2020

“Jewellery has the power to be the one little thing that makes you feel unique.” Nirmaan brings in the best and creates your future. Dress to impress with this! Hand-crafted to a standard of perfection. Jewellery making provided to 50 beneficiaries from Addagutta and Borabanda VTC for this session on September 30, 2020.

Jewellery in itself has no other purpose than to look attractive. The ability to triumph begins with you, Always….grateful to Mrs. Sunitha and Ms. Sahaz for a wonderful way of showing what really matters. “Remember Jewellery sparkles the most and it compliments what is already there.”

28 SEP

Volunteer Activity by Cognizant.

9:30AM - 1:00PM Cyberabad, Telangana September 28, 2020

A special gift for you! Life is a Gift worth unwrapping every day!      Welcome to the news from Nirmaan.

Nirmaan is making a difference in the lives of many women and this is what we do exactly at Nirmaan. “Card making is the craft of hand-making greeting cards.” Training in the art of making Gift Cards was conducted on September 28, 2020. We had 50 beneficiaries from Addagutta and Borabanda VTC for this session. Surely, “The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” Thank you Mr. Upendher and Ms. Jyoshna for your encouragement and motivation.

19 SEP

Felicitated the organisations that participated in the Seed to Soil project in 2020.

9:30AM - 1:00PM Cyberabad, Telangana September 19, 2020

The felicitation was done by Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, Sri VC Sajjanar, IPS., in presesnce of SCSC General secretary Sri Krishna Yedula, Sri Venkat Tankasala, Director NIRMAAN Sri. Abdul Waheed, IFS, representatives from NIRMAAN Organisation and police officials.

Seed-ball dispersal is method of compensatory afforestation adopted to in order to rejuvenate denuded forest land. Seeds of native trees are collected from the forest, and rolled within a ball of clay with additives like humus or compost, and dispersed manually or by air. The success rate of germination is higher than for seeds. A total of 52,000 seed balls have been dispersed till date and a total of 3,00,000 will be dispersed during the monsoon season in Kadthal Reserve Forest which comes within Cyberabad Police limits.

A Short Video clip on the Project was telecasted. The Seed to Soil logo was launched by the Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, Sri VC Sajjanar, IPS. Shri. VC Sajjanar, IPS., whole heartedly appreciated all the volunteers who came together to prepare over 3,00,000 seed balls, and helped in the dispersal.

14 Sep

Tribal Digital Leadership Program

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad, Telangana September 14, 2020

Team nirmaan.org thanks the Distinguished Minister & the Hon'ble Secretary, Tribal Welfare & Hysea Hysea leadership for the trust and partnership for creating social impact .

"Tribal Digital Leadership Program": The future Digital Leaders are handed over digital devices for 'Online Learning' through hands of Smt Sathyavathi Rathod, Distinguished Minister & Hon'ble Dr Christina Chongthu, IAS, Hon'ble Secretary to Govt of Telangana.

Tribal Digital Leadership Program aims to nurture 60 tribal girls as "Digital Leaders" by 60 corporate employees. This program is run by Tribal Welfare Dept, GoT in partnership with HYSEA & nirmaan.org.

21 Aug

Donation of 10,500 masks and 14,000 sanitizers to Anganwadi Workers

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad, Telangana August 21, 2020

We thank Coca-Cola Foundation and United Way Mumbai for their generous support!! Nirmaan Organization, as part of its Operation Sahaaya, is implementing various projects to support the frontline public service personnel in this fight against Covid 19 pandemic.

Today, Nirmaan, in collaboration with the Coca-Cola Foundation and United Way of Mumbai, has donated 10,500 masks and 14,000 sanitizers to 3,500 Anganwadi workers working in Telangana.

Smt. Satyavathi Rathod, Minister, Women and Child Welfare and Tribal Welfare, was the Chief Guest for the donation event at the Women and Child Welfare Commissionerate today. Smt. Divya Devarajan IAS, Secretary and Commissioner of Women and Child Welfare, Mr. Mayur Patnala Founder and CEO Nirmaan Organization also participated in distribution of the items to the workers.

20 Aug

Healthcare Professionals: Frontline Warrior’s during the Global pandemic, COVID-19.

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad, Telangana August 20, 2020

We thank Google and United Way Mumbai (UWM) for providing us the opportunity to serve the Children of ‘Healthcare Professionals: Frontline Warrior’s during the Global pandemic, COVID-19. The program is sponsored by Google and facilitated by United Way Mumbai, Nirmaan being the implementation partner.

Google in partnership with United Way Mumbai has rolled out a special edition of ‘Summer Camp with Google for Children of Medical Staff Workers’ as they noticed that due to the pandemic COVID-19, the ‘Healthcare Professionals’ being the Frontline workers, their children are highly affected.

As a part of this campaign, Google team is providing these children (13-16 yrs of age) with a Google device named ‘Google Nest’ through which they will be allocating an assignment to them and also Jio Dongles for those who don’t possess internet facility. All the assignments submitted will be evaluated and the winners will be awarded with ‘Celebrity Sessions’ followed by ‘Graduation Ceremony’. The idea behind is through this ‘Fun yet Educational Series of Sessions’ followed by brainstorming assignments, Children will get an opportunity to explore a variety of Google Applications and become tech savvy.

31 July

Donation of Ventilators at Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad, Telangana July 31, 2020

As part of Operation Sahaaya 4.0, to support the fight against COVID-19, Nirmaan has facilitated the donation of 7 Ventilators to Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS), Govt. of Telangana with donations supported by D. E. Shaw India Pvt. Ltd. for 4 Ventilators and EPAM Systems for 3 Ventilators.

Mr. Mayur Patnala, Founder & CEO, Nirmaan Organization and Dr. Vimala Thomas Director TIMS and her team from TIMS - Dr. Narotham CS RMO, Dr. Sandeep RMO, Dr. Sheela RMO, Mr. T. Vamshidhar Goud Dist. Quality Assurance Manager and Ms. Mounika Bio Medical Engineer have participated in the distribution event on 31st July 2020 at TIMS, Hyderabad.

The Management of TIMS felt happy and appreciated the efforts of Nirmaan and expressed their sincere thanks to D.E. Shaw India Pvt. Ltd. and EPAM Systems for their support!!

23 July

TOT Program: ‘BAG MAKING’ session for the Trainers at Vocational Training Centers for Women

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad, Telangana July 23, 2020

A TOT session has been initiated for the trainers at our Vocational Training Centers for Women (VTC), Skill Development & Entrepreneurship team, Nirmaan. The sole objective of the initiative is to equip the trainers with ‘Bag making Skills’ and thereby expand their skill base. 12 participants from various VTCs have been nominated for the training sessions.

The TOT Program has begun on July 23, 2020 and is scheduled for 2 months, wherein the participants would be trained in making 20 varieties of bags. Upon completion, the trainers will impart training to all Nirmaan VTC Project beneficiaries across all VTCs.

The beneficiaries, upon acquiring the skills will help meet the increased number of orders for Bags received at ‘Threads of Hope: Social Entrepreneurial Venture’, an intervention of Nirmaan which aims at providing a platform to underprivileged women to design, manufacture and market their products and earn a decent livelihood. The training is being imparted by Ms Lakshmi Shetty, Threads of Hope Coordinator and Expert Trainer.

22 July

Providing Food Packets to the Underprivileged at Tandur

9:30AM - 1:00PM Vikarabad, Telangana July 22, 2020

We at Nirmaan joined hands with Mr. M.A. Mujeeb Patel, Retired Forest Section Officer to feed underprivileged people at Tandur, Vikarabad, Telangana.

Mr. Mujeeb, who previously worked in remote tribal areas decided to devote his life to social work and began distributing free food packets to more than 100 poor and needy every day at Tandur. It’s been four years now since July 22, 2016, he is self-financing his project and accepts generous donations from people who support this project. The current prevailing crisis situation due to COVID-19 pandemic added greater zeal to his work and he doubled up the feeding operation.

Nirmaan decided to sponsor the project by donating Rs. 10,000/- to feed the underprivileged for 5 days at Tandur. The project activities were carried out from July 4- 8 under Nirmaan’s banner at 4 locations across Tandur (Tandur Govt. Hospital, Sunday Church, Near Railway Parking & Railway Station), wherein 500 people were fed over 5 days.

10 July

Ensuring Safety of Frontline Workers: Distribution of 43680 Masks

9:30AM - 1:00PM Women Development & Child Welfare Dept. HYDERABAD July 10, 2020

Under ‘Swayam Shakti’: Nirmaan’s initiative to empower underprivileged women during the global pandemic COVID19, 107 women beneficiaries were engaged in making masks upon receipt of the order from the donor.

The order was delivered in 10 days and the total wages earned by the beneficiaries from the order amounts to Rs. 3,48,075/-This is a great help to the beneficiaries as it boosted them financially.

Smt. Divya Devarajan, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Women Development & Child Welfare Dept., Govt. of Telangana presided over the event. Sri Tejavath Ravinder, Superintendent, Women Development & Child Welfare Dept., Govt. of Telangana also participated in the event. We thank VMware for sponsoring the masks!!

01 July

Empowering Women by providing them Economic Sustainability

9:30AM - 1:00PM HYDERABAD July 01, 2020

‘Swayam Shakti’ is an initiative of Nirmaan to empower underprivileged women and serve the community by making high-quality, pure cotton and reusable masks available for their safety. The local weavers also benefit as the fabric is locally sourced.

The women beneficiaries engaged in mask-making are earning wages which is helping them earn decent livelihood.

The masks are available for sale at Nirmaan’s online platform, https://swasha.nirmaan.org/ For every 1000 masks, a woman and a local weaver can earn livelihood for 1 month.

30 Jun

‘SWAYAM SHAKTI’: EMPOWERING UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN & PROVIDING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE TO WOMEN AND LOCAL WEAVERS

9:30AM - 1:00PM HYDERABAD Jun 30, 2020

The global pandemic, COVID- 19, on one hand has led to increased unemployment causing financial hardships and on the other hand it has created huge demand for facial masks. The high demand of facial masks resulted in inadequate availability and increase in the price of masks making it unaffordable for the masses. This situation demanded well thought action plan and execution to make adequate number of masks available to contain the spread of the virus.

‘Swayam Shakti’ is an initiative of Nirmaan to empower underprivileged women and serve the community by making high-quality, pure cotton and reusable masks available for their safety. The local weavers also benefit as the fabric is locally sourced. We received orders of masks from various corporates, 3,108 from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), 43,680 from VMware and 8,000 from Synchrony.

The beneficiaries who have undergone training in our Vocational Training Centers under our ‘Women Empowerment Program’ and ‘Threads of Hope’ were engaged in mask making. The clothes were purchased from the weavers of Pochampally and Narayanpet. 93 women produced 70,952 masks in a tenure of one month. Wages of approximately Rs. 5 lacs were paid to the women working on the project. The initiative could provide economic resilience to the women and the weavers.

27 Jun

‘RATION KITS’ DISTRIBUTED TO THE LOCAL MOVIE/DRAMA ARTISTS IN NEED AT SURABHI COLONY

9:30AM - 1:00PM SERILINGAMPALLY, HYDERABAD Jun 27, 2020

Under our COVID-19 relief campaign, ‘Operation Sahaaya’, we at Nirmaan have distributed ‘Ration Kits’ to 50 beneficiaries in Surabhi Colony, Serilingampally, Hyderabad on June 27, 2020.

Mr. Jayanand, President, Surabhi Drama Company, Serilingampally approached Nirmaan to seek help for local movie/drama artists who work in the film industry (doing petty roles and other jobs), and are mostly have less/no work during lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The need assessment was done by team Nirmaan and Mr. Jayanand actively participated in various activities throughout the event. The beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the generous support during this critical situation.

18 Jun

'RATION & HYGIENE KITS’ DISTRIBUTION TO WOMEN BENEFICIARIES (TRAINEES UNDER NIRMAAN’S WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Jun 18, 2020

Venkata Sai Green (VSG) City Community members sponsored ‘Ration & Hygiene Kits’ for 15 underprivileged women beneficiaries, who have been trained under Nirmaan’s Women Empowerment Program at Vocational Training Center, Fateh Nagar, Hyderabad. The initiative was aimed at helping the underprivileged women combat the crisis situation due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The beneficiaries selected, post need assessment, were in dire need of support as they are either widows, divorcees, orphans or women whose husbands are suffering from severe medical conditions or have undergone major surgeries which has led them to be permanently bed-ridden.

The kits comprised of Rice, Flour, Pulses, Oil, Sugar, Salt, Turmeric, Chilli powder, Tamarind, Semolina and Sanitary Napkins (to ensure health and hygiene of the women). Sri Mayur Patnala, Founder & CEO, Nirmaan presided over the event and personally interacted with the beneficiaries. Team Nirmaan, Fateh Nagar co-ordinated the event. The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the donors and Nirmaan for the support. We thank the donors for their kind support!!

14 Jun

DRY RATION KITS DISTRIBUTION AT MANDAL PARISHAD PRIMARY SCHOOL

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Jun 14, 2020

Mandal Parishad Primary School (MPPS), CNN Thanda, Madhapur has been adopted by Nirmaan under its School Adoption Program (SAP). The children studying in the school hail from underprivileged families where it is difficult for their parents to arrange daily meals in this crisis situation due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Team Nirmaan with the support of Opentext has distributed ‘Dry Ration Kits’ to 100 beneficiaries on June 14 at MPPS, CNN Thanda.

We are thankful to Opentext for their support!!

11 Jun

PRE-MIX FOOD PACKETS /INSTANT KHICHDI MIX PACKETS DISTRIBUTION

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Jun 11, 2020

We at Nirmaan, approached the community leaders along with Anganwadi centers, GHMC Officers, Slum Level Federation (SLF) members and Self- Help Group (SHG) members to conduct need assessment of the underprivileged families in the communities near Addagutta, Borabanda and Fatehnagar, Hyderabad.

Upon survey, 1200 families who were in dire need of our support were identified. Most of them work as house-helps, construction site labourers, daily wage labourers, drivers, street vendors, etc., Some of them are the migrant workers. In the first week of June 2020, we distributed ‘Pre-mix Food Packets (Instant Khichdi mix)’ to these families. Each food packet weighed 2 kgs and could serve a family of 4-5 for approximately 5-6 days.

In Addagutta, we distributed the food packets in Mangar Basti, Mondibanda Nagar, Lalaguda and Tukaram gate and in Borabanda, it was distributed in Sriram Nagar, Karmika Nagar, Saibaba Nagar, Vinayakrao Nagar and Saradhi Nagar.

09 Jun

DISTRIBUTION OF MASKS IN THE COMMUNITY: BANGALORE CHAPTER

9:30AM - 1:00PM Bangalore Jun 09, 2020

Employees and Volunteers of Nirmaan Bangalore chapter have visited the community and they realised that people use dupattas or towels to wrap around their face which is not very safe as they continue using these later without putting it for wash. Also, most of the kids were roaming around without mask.

We distributed around 5,500 masks to the children and people in various communities and covered the areas in Gundelpet (tribal settlement), Bangarpet (near Kolar), Domlur village and Veerenahalli. The community people were very happy and thanked us for the support. SPARK volunteers have helped us with the distribution.

We have partnered with Meesho to provide us with the cloth masks. The masks are made by the resellers of Meesho, mostly homemakers, who wanted to help the nation during these times and earn something. We heartily congratulate and appreciate the efforts by Team Meesho and SPARK for supporting us with this initiative!!

07 Jun

‘RATION KITS’ DISTRIBUTED TO SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN, HYDERABAD

9:30AM - 1:00PM HYDERABAD Jun 07, 2020

Under COVID-19 relief campaign ‘OPERATION SAHAAYA’, Nirmaan Team, Fateh Nagar distributed 100 ‘Ration Kits’ among the socio- economically underprivileged women on June 7, 2020.

The kits comprised of basic grocery items with soaps and masks to ensure health and hygiene of the beneficiaries and were sponsored by Jyothirmayee Foundation. The team did a need assessment and identified 100 beneficiaries (women) based on the social status comprising of widows, divorcees, orphan girls and abandoned women. The women whose spouses lost jobs during COVID-19 pandemic were also taken into consideration. Some of the beneficiaries belong to the below poverty line category. Most of the beneficiaries are migrant workers working in the factories, some are auto/ cab drivers, street vendors, domestic helps, etc.,

K. Naresh Kumar, Project Coordinator, Jyothirmayee Foundation actively participated in the distribution event along with Nirmaan representatives. We thank Jyothirmayee Foundation for their support!!

06 Jun

DISTRIBUTION OF PPE KITS IN GANDHI & NILOUFER HOSPITAL, HYDERABAD

9:30AM - 1:00PM GANDHI & NILOUFER HOSPITAL, HYDERABAD Jun 06, 2020

During this Covid-19 emergency situation, there is a dire need to support Frontline Healthcare Workers with PPE Kits to ensure their safety. To support and empower ‘Government Healthcare system’ tackle this emergency, a total of 2,290 PPE Kits were distributed to Healthcare Workers in Government hospitals on June 6, 2020.

860 kits were handed over to Dr. M Rajarao, Superintendent and Dr. Sheshadri, RMO, Gandhi Hospital and 480 kits were handed over to Dr. Murali Krishna, Superintendent and Dr. Jagadeesh, RMO, Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad. The kits were sponsored by D.E. Shaw India Pvt. Ltd. through Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India.

In addition to this, more 950 PPE Kits were donated to Gandhi Hospital, sponsored by HSBC Software Development (India) Pvt. Ltd. and the activity was facilitated by United Way of Mumbai. The management, Gandhi Hospital awarded Nirmaan with ‘Letter of Appreciation’ for our COVID-19 relief work.

04 Jun

DONATION OF MASKS FOR ANGANWADI WORKERS

9:30AM - 1:00PM Women and Child Welfare Department, Hyderabad Jun 04, 2020

Amidst the global pandemic, COVID-19, with the active cases increasing at a faster pace, it’s essential for the frontline public service personnel to take necessary precautions to contain the spread of the virus.

Under 'Operation Sahaaya: Response to COVID-19' campaign, on June 4, 2020, Nirmaan has donated 3108 masks to Women and Child Welfare Department, Govt. of Telangana for their ‘Frontline Personnel- Anganwadi Workers’ who are working to make door-to-door deliveries of essential services to children and pregnant & lactating mothers.

The masks were handed over to Smt. Divya Devarajan, IAS, Principal Secretary & Commissioner, Women & Child Welfare Dept. Govt. of Telangana. The other dignitaries who were a part of the event were Smt. Anuradha, Joint Director, Admin, Smt. KRS Lakshmi Devi, Joint Director, Schemes, Sri Tejavath Ravindar, Superintendent, Smt. Sujatha, GR I Supervisor, Smt. Prashanthi, SRCW Consultant.

27 May

Inauguration of swasha.nirmaan.org

9:30AM - 1:00PM IT E & C department, Hyderabad May 27, 2020

swasha.nirmaan.org was inaugurated on May 27, 2020 by Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, IT E & C department.

swasha.nirmaan.org is Nirmaan's intervention to combat the catastrophic Covid situation - Mask Production For Covid-19 Aid Project.

26 May

Nutrition & Sanitation Kits Distribution at Govt. High School (Girls & Boys)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Second Lancer, Golconda, Hyderabad May 26, 2020

Govt. High School (Girls & Boys) Second Lancer, Golconda, Hyderabad has been adopted by Nirmaan under its School Adoption Program (SAP). The students of this school hail from economically underprivileged families and in this crisis situation due to prolonged lockdown amidst COVID-19 pandemic and unavailability of a stable source of income, they are struggling to fulfil basic requirements for sustainability like nutrition and sanitation.

Nirmaan in collaboration with United Way of Hyderabad distributed ‘Nutrition & Sanitation Kits’ to over 600 students (Girls & Boys), Second Lancer, Golconda, Hyderabad.

We are thankful to Wells Fargo for their support!!

24 May

Ration Kits Distribution in Mallepadu Village, Andhra Pradesh

9:30AM - 1:00PM Mallepadu Village, Andhra Pradesh May 24, 2020

Nirmaan Vidya HelpLine (VHL) team, under Operation Sahaaya-4.0: Response to COVID -19 distributed 'Ration kits' to 60 families in Mallepadu Village, near Tenali, Andhra Pradesh on May 24, 2020.

We heartily thank SEBI (Securities & Exchange Board of India), Stock Exchanges, Depository teams in Hyderabad & Vijayawada for their contribution!!

22 May

Nirmaan Vidya Helpline and Women Empowerment Program (Vocational Training Centers for Women) complete a Decade

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad May 22, 2020

Nirmaan Vidya HelpLine (VHL) and Women Empowerment Program (Vocational Training Centers for Women/VTC) reached a big milestone!!! We successfully completed 10 years on May 22, 2020. In this journey, so far, at VHL we could impact over 14.43 Lakh students directly with over 62 Lakhs+ counselling/information sessions and we look forward to make every student choose the most appropriate career and contribute for themselves and the nation.

On the other hand, under our Women Empowerment Program, through our VTCs, we could impart training to 4691 women on various courses like tailoring, beautician, maggam work, silk thread jewelry making, basic computers, etc., Among the trained, 70 % were placed (direct placement or provided guidance with various employment opportunities). We look forward to empower more women thereby helping them being economically independent.

16 May

Bridging Nutritional Gaps In India

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad May 16, 2020

Under Operation Sahaaya- 4.0: Response to COVID-19, We, at Nirmaan, have distributed “GoMo Packets” (Nutritional Dal Crunchies/ TATA TRUSTS~MARS COLLABORATION) to more than 2000 families across Telangana & Maharashtra to bridge Nutritional Gaps in India.

07 May

Relief Campaign: Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy

9:30AM - 6:00PM Vizag May 14, 2020

The Visakhapatnam gas leak, also referred to as the Vizag gas leak, was an industrial accident that occurred at the LG Polymers chemical plant in R. R. Venkatapuram village near Gopalapatnam on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, during the early morning of 7 May 2020.

We at Nirmaan, collaborated with vizagsafe.in (Impact Lead Partner), other NGOs and Volunteers to extend our support to the victims of Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy and raised Rs. 2 lacs for the noble cause.

Nirmaan Andhra Pradesh Chapter, led by Jai Krishna, procured the materials and handed it over to our Impact Lead Partner who ensured on ground distribution of the essentials. Food supplies for people and animals were distributed in the affected areas. Protective gear (100 units of face shields, 100 units of 3-ply surgical masks and 300 units of surgical hand gloves) were also provided to the Police personnel, serving people of three villages who were evacuated due to the tragedy and Journalists on ground.

30 Apr

Building Capacities

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Apr 30, 2020

Amidst lockdown, during the global pandemic, COVID-19, Nirmaan has taken an initiative to empower its employees with ‘Self- grooming sessions’. 25 participants from various departments are taking up online ‘Communications and Soft Skills’ sessions for 2 hours every day. The sessions are facilitated by one of our in- house facilitators.

“The sessions are highly informative and is helping me learn new things and improve upon my communications”, says Ms Jyothi, one of the participants.

29 Apr

Economic Resilience: Mask(s) making project by Women

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Apr 29, 2020

The trainees who have been undergoing Tailoring course at various Nirmaan Vocational Training centers are engaged in mask making. The masks stitched by these trainees are aimed to be donated to the Anganwadi Workers.

The trainees indulged in mask making hail from underprivileged families, wherein their husbands do odd jobs to earn livelihood. During this lockdown, they do not have a stable source of income and are struggling even to arrange meals for the day.

Nirmaan, identified the need and engaged the women in mask making activities, thus financially assisting the families in need.

28 Apr

Protection Kits for Healthcare & Anganwadi Workers

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Apr 28, 2020

Infosys & Nirmaan have partnered to support Anganwadi Workers.

Sri Raghu Boddupally, Head of Infosys Hyderabad DC, interacted with Smt Divya Devarajan, IAS, Secretary/Commissioner, Women & Child Welfare, Govt of Telangana over various needs of COVID situation.

We were handed over a consignment of facial masks for 4500 Anganwadi workers across Hyderabad, Kothagudem & Adilabad districts of Telangana. Over 400 Infosys employees gave donations. These masks are manufactured by prisoners of Telangana Prisons department. Team Nirmaan powered this initiative.

25 Apr

Ration & Hygiene Kits Distribution (Hyderabad Chapter)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Apr 25, 2020

A total of 218 ‘Ration & Hygiene Kits’ were distributed among the needy hailing from various communities in Hyderabad. The kits were sponsored by our CSR Partner ADP India Pvt. Ltd. The kits were distributed in the Nirmaan Vocational Training Centers (VTC) at Fatehnagar, Addagutta & Borabanda, Hyderabad.

Need assessment of the beneficiaries at Nirmaan VTC, Addagutta was done by Ms. Bhagya (Slum level federation resource person) alongwith the center team, wherein 55 families were identified. The families identified are majorly migrants from other states and those who don’t hold ration cards and thus unable to get benefited under govt schemes during lockdown. They stay in Manger Basti (slums) and Mondibanda nagar in Addagutta. The beneficiaries felt happy upon receiving the kits.

Ms. Anitha (beneficiary) says, “My husband is a car driver and we have three kids. Due to lockdown, my husband doesn’t have enough earnings to feed our children. Thank You Nirmaan and ADP for helping us with Ration & Hygiene Kit.”

22 Apr

Ration & Hygiene Kits Distribution (Pune Chapter)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Pune Apr 22, 2020

Maharashtra is one of the majorly affected areas in India by COVID-19 and hence, Nirmaan decided to cater basic needs of the underprivileged in various communities in Pune to help them tide over the lockdown period. Nirmaan Pune team, Ms Rajashree Bhosale, Ms Shrikant Lalita and Ms Pratibha Bansode approached the Local NGO, community leaders, social activists and volunteers to carry out the need assessment in various areas in Pune to identify the target beneficiaries.

With the help of a local NGO, Kashtakari Panchayat, who works for the ‘Ragpickers’ and other community leaders 150 families were identified, who are underprivileged and do odd jobs (rag pickers, daily wage workers, etc) for earning their livelihoods. Due to the ongoing lockdown, they aren’t able to go to work.

Nirmaan has been awarded a ‘Letter of Appreciation’ by Kashtakari Panchayat for carrying out this initiative.

10 Apr

Ration & Hygiene Kits Distribution (Bangalore Chapter)

9:30AM - 1:00PM Bangalore Apr 10, 2020

Under our ‘Operation Sahaaya- 4.0: Response to COVID-19’, we started planning on 1st April 2020 to make a survey to gauge community needs in the Veerenahalli Community, Bangalore.

In the first phase, we planned to cater 100 families in need. We listed 60 families who need immediate support. Meanwhile, we started raising funds. In 3 days, we could manage to raise funds for the 60 families. Eventually, we placed an order for the ‘Ration kits’ and distributed it to the families in need.

The families felt immensely happy to receive the ration kits and they thanked Nirmaan team for extending a helping hand in this crisis scenario. "You guys did a great job, I heartily congratulate you. You have a bright future. God bless you" Says Pavitra (School staff).

07 Mar

International Women’s Day Celebrations at ZPHS Kothaguda

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Mar 07, 2020

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a five-member team from Nirmaan paid a visit to ZPHS Kothaguda, Hyderabad and spent time with the teachers and high school students. Today’s children are the future citizens of our country and thus there’s a need to direct their thoughts towards having a progressive India.

The event commenced with an interaction with the school teachers and an interactive session with the students of Grade 7-9 was then carried out. The session was focused on Girl/ Women Empowerment where discussions were made on aspects like achievements and contribution of Women in the society, gender equality, need of girl/women empowerment, reasons why men should respect women and treat them equally. It was an interactive session and the students actively participated in the discussion.

The teachers shared their words of wisdom and encouraged girl children to be strong and pursue a flourishing career. They even motivated the boys to treat women/girls respectfully. The session was insightful and inspiring for the students. Some of them stepped forward to share their learnings and thoughts on the occasion. They sang songs and recited poetry which added an entertaining flavour to the occasion.

07 Mar

International Women’s Day celebrations at Nirmaan Vocational Training centers for women

9:30AM - 1:00PM VTC Addagutta,Hyderabad Mar 07, 2020

Nirmaan Vocational training centers (VTC) are exclusively run for women wherein, they are being trained in various vocational courses like tailoring, beautician, maggam work, candle making, food processing and ITES (Basic Computers). It’s an opportunity for all the women who are in need and have not been able to pursue their academic career to improve skills in their areas of interest, to become market ready and take up small jobs or start small business, thereby becoming financially independent.

International Women’s Day was celebrated in Nirmaan Vocational training centers to celebrate womenhood and boosting the women trainees, thereby empowering them.

A power point presentation on Nirmaan interventions was made to the dignitaries from Mother’s association. The cake cutting ceremony was held and the trainees actively participated in the fun activities.

07 Mar

Operation Sahaaya Project: Our Response to COVID-19

9:30AM - 6:00PM Hyderabad Mar 07, 2020

In response to the global pandemic COVID- 19, Nirmaan has brought into action, ‘Operation Sahaaya’. With the spirit of 'Being Human' and owing the responsibility towards mankind, we are donating our one day's salary for the COVID-19 victims... We have done our bit, Have You???- Team Nirmaan.

Under this project Nirmaan has planned to provide ‘Protection Kits’ for Sanitation and Health Workers, ‘Ration and Hygiene Kits’ for Daily Wage Workers and Small Tribal Farmers, Thermal Guns for screening, Ventilators at Government Hospitals, Screening Kiosks including Thermal Screening Unit, handheld thermal guns and crucial consumables kit.

Efforts have been made to reach out to people and corporates to raise funds for fighting against the global pandemic. All Nirmaan employees have contributed a day’s salary to extend help to the corona victims.

06 Mar

Dr. MCR HRD Institute’s Officer Trainees volunteer for Nirmaan’s initiatives

9:30AM - 1:00PM Hyderabad Mar 06, 2020

Dr MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana has entrusted Nirmaan for engaging few officer trainees (OTs), undergoing training at the institute in Nirmaan’s activities as a part of Social Entrepreneurship. The activities were carried out for five days from 2nd to 6th March. Day 1, the officer trainees visited our Vidya Help Line (VHL) Center for Career Guidance initiative.

Day 2, the officers were taken to ZPHS Kothaguda, Hyderabad, where they were introduced to Nirmaan’s Educational intervention, School Adoption Program (SAP) and Disruptive Digital Intervention (DDI). The students felt privileged interacting with the officer trainees. Day 3 was scheduled to visit Nirmaan Future Ready- Youth Skilling Program, KPHB Center, Hyderabad. The OTs were briefed about the program followed by an interactive session for the center staff and students.

On the 4th Day, the officers visited the Vocational Training Center (VTC) for Women at Fateh Nagar, Hyderabad. They were detailed about the Program and various courses offered for empowering women and to help them become economically independent. The women trainees at VTC, Fateh nagar, interacted with the officers and shared their experiences. Day 5 was scheduled for an interaction of the Officer Trainees with the CSR Partners. The CSR Leaders from Synchrony, State Street, Cognizant, Infosys, EPAM and ServiceNow presented their CSR Initiatives. Sri Harpreet Singh, IAS, Additional Director General, MCRHRDI was invited for the session and he along with his Officers’ team have interacted with the CSR leads.

02 Mar

The Green India Challenge for SDG #13 - Climate Action

9:30AM - 1:00PM Women and Child Welfare Department at Yousufguda, Hyderabad. Mar 02, 2020

Pertaining to UN's Sustainability Development Goal, 13: Climate Action, Nirmaan organized Green India Challenge with the mission to wake up the dormant green soldiers of this nation and pave the way for a Greener India.

The agenda of Green India Challenge was to motivate an individual plant 3 trees and take the responsibility of nurturing those trees over the next 3 years. After the plantation of the trees, the individual will have to nominate 3 more individuals amongst her/his peers with the same challenge.

Smt. Divya Devarajan, IAS, Commissioner, Women Development and Child Welfare dept, Govt. of Telangana planted the first tree in her department followed by other participants. Sri Abdul Waheed, Director, Nirmaan, Sri Venkat T, Vice President, Synchrony, Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Sri L Prakasham, GB members, Nirmaan, Sri Mayur Patnala, CEO, Nirmaan along with his team graced the event. Women officers and Ground Staff from Women Development and Child Welfare Department also participated in the event and nominated their peers.

29 Feb

GiveBack

9:30AM - 1:00PM Mandal Upper Primary Government School, Kukatpally, Hyderabad Feb 29, 2020

Mandal Upper Primary School, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally is run by Government of Telangana, and currently, 143 students from Grade 1 – 7 study in this school. The average class size is 25 students, and each classroom is allotted a teacher. The school lacks proper infrastructure and basic amenities like clean drinking water. Hence, a need was felt to do something for the students of this school.

The staff and the trainees of KPHB center contributed and sponsored School kits for the students of Grade 5-7. The kit included Exam Writing pads, books, pens and compass box. Snacks was offered to the primary school students and teachers.

Ms. Mamatha, Head Mistress of the school stated, “I appreciate the benevolence of the students of Nirmaan Skill Development center, KPHB which hardly exists in the present era, especially among well-educated youth”. The participant beneficiaries were overwhelmed as they experienced the ‘Joy of Giving’ to participate in the activity and pledged to carry on the legacy of giving back to the society.

25 Feb

Interaction Session with AIS Officers

11:30AM - 1:15PM Dr MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad Feb 25, 2020

Nirmaan was invited by DR. MCR HRD Institure to conduct a session for the All India Services officer trainees. During the session, Sri Mayur Patnala, CEO, Nirmaan Organization addressed 140 Officer Trainees (IFS, ITS, IPS, IPoS officers)

The session began with an overview of Nirmaan and its interventions in the context of the topic "Social Entrepreneurship in India - Challenges and Potential"

Various case studies encompassing Nirmaan’s interventions were discussed which included Development of Government Schools, Give Back Campaign, Career Guidance and Organic Farming. Both the Morning and Afternoon session batch officers were interactive and found the session insightful. The session was concluded with a Feedback Session.

21 Feb

Annual DDI Commendation Ceremony

9:00AM - 6:00PM EPAM, Hitech City, Hyderabad Feb 21, 2020

HYSEA & Nirmaan organized Annual DDI Commendation Ceremony to recognize and acknowledge the 12 DDI Corporates for their impeccable contribution in the DDI initiative of HYSEA & Nirmaan. Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITE & C department, Govt. of Telangana awarded the Business Leaders and CSR leaders with Certificate of Commendation.

All the 40 participants were briefed about the impact of the program. The need for Digital Literacy and setting up of more DDI labs was highlighted. Sri Jayesh Ranjan said that the major reason of Govt. School students lagging behind in this digital era is the lack of Coding Skills and Mentorship support. Hence, an appeal was made to the HYSEA members to extend their support for scalability and expansion to more government schools. The efforts of Nirmaan Organization as the implementation partner was highly appreciated.

‘Coding in Schools’ Program was also introduced during the event which would be implemented in 1000 Govt. Schools from June 2020 onwards. The participants were also informed about the ‘HYSEA Monthly Volunteering’ Program, wherein Sri Jayesh Ranjan invited all the Telangana employees to contribute for volunteering and Give Back to the society.

15 Feb

Sweat Donation Drive: Organic Farm Visit

9:00AM - 6:00PM Hyderabad Feb 15, 2020

Nirmaan in collaboration with Synchrony, organised a visit to Mr Hari Babu’s Organic Farm, a horticulturist and farmer with over 40 years of experience. He provides services in providing guidance to farmers, guiding and training IT officials, building Nursery and promoting Natural farming techniques.

On the day, we hosted executives from Synchrony, Cognizant, HYSEA along with Sri Abdul Waheed, Director, Nirmaan Organization. The visit was aimed to provide corporate employees a first-hand experience of farming practices and techniques and create awareness about the normal hardships of farmers.

The volunteers actively engaged in activities like pruning, ploughing and planting saplings in the farm. The volunteers even pledged to directly buy from farmers in bulk quantities and to make small contributions so that they could help farmers lead a happier and sustainable life.

15 Jan

Cloth Donation to Anganwadi students

9:00AM - 6:00PM Kurmaguda, Hyderabad Jan 15, 2020

Clothes donation to Underprivileged Students made by Nirmaan Organization Project beneficaries.

A total of 53 dresses prepared by the beneficiaries undergoing training in tailoring course at Nirmaan Vocational Training Center, Fateh nagar were donated to the students of Primary School and Anganwadi at Kurmaguda, Balapur Mandal, Rangareddy District. The event was held on Jan 15, 2020.

School students and teachers expressed their gratitude towards Nirmaan Organization and requested for such donations even in the future.

13 Feb

Industrial Visit for VTC Addagutta Trainees

9:00AM - 6:00PM Cherlapally Feb 13, 2020

Nirmaan Vocational training center, Addagutta trainees were taken for an industrial visit to Cherlapally on February 13.

The purpose of the visit was to give our trainees real time exposure and to make them acquainted with the advanced machines used in today's textile market and for motivation from the women workers in the textile industry.

A recreational session was also organized for the trainees and some outdoor games were played.

5-8 Feb

4th YESUMMIT 2020 @ PUNE

9:00AM - 6:00PM Pune Feb 5-8, 2020

Nirmaan.org participated and bagged 1st and 2nd Prizes at National Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2020, held at Pune from Feb 5th-8th. The Summit was organized by CYDA (Center for Youth Development and Activities). The four-days event was an exposure for all the young entrepreneurs as they had a learning experience interacting with the successful entrepreneurs. The mentoring sessions were insightful. The budding entrepreneurs shared their success stories which motivated the participants. They could also learn from the unique business ideas presented at the Summit.

The winners were felicitated by Sri Nawab Malik, minority development, Aukaf, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister of Maharashtra. The 1st prize winner, Mallesh and Naveen presented the idea of ‘Anti-theft Keys’ for 2-wheelers. A cheque of Rs. 25,000/- was presented to them and were ensured all support and mentoring for their startup business. The 2nd prize winner, Kusuma, Jhansi and Vidyavathi, presented the idea of ‘Waste Management: Water Hyacinth’.

5-7 Feb

Train the Teacher - Coding in Schools Program

9:30AM - 6:00PM Synchrony, Hyderabad Feb 5-7, 2020

HYSEA/Synchrony in association with Department of School Education, Govt. of Telangana and Nirmaan Organization, conducted a 3-day workshop at Synchrony, Hi-Tech City, Hyderabad for 34 Government School Teachers nominated by the Department of School Education.

The workshop was held from 05 th -7 th Feb, 2020 with the objective to train the teachers to implement the ‘Coding in Schools’ program for the Code Beginner level for Grade 6 Students. Upon completion of the training, the program would be piloted in these 34 schools in this academic year.

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26 Jan

DDI Lab Inauguration at ZPHS Narmetta

9:00AM - 12:00PM Narmetta, Siddipet Jan 26, 2020

Disruptive Digital Intervention (DDI) Lab was inaugurated at ZPHS Narmetta, Siddipet on 26th Jan 2020.

The lab was inaugurated by Sri Thaneeru Harish Rao, Finance Minister, Telangana and Sri Shanthi Kumar, Director, EPAM. Team EPAM, Mr Venkat T, HYSEA CSR Forum Lead, Nirmaan Organization Program Managers Ms Mounika and Ms Uma along with their team participated in the event.

EPAM is supporting the school with 10 computers along with lab Infrastructure and also a solar plant. A full-time IT trainer and coordinator was also appointed in the school.

24 Jan

Nirmaan Global Goals Volunteering Program - Day 5

9:00AM - 5:00PM Kukatpally Jan 24, 2020

Mock Interviews, Resume Building, Work Place Readiness, Business Etiquettes sessions @ Nirmaan Youth Skill Development Center, Kukatpally.

Volunteers from Infosys conducted mock interviews for the trainees @ Nirmaan Youth Skill Development Center, Kukatpally. This helped them in boosting their confidence and the sessions on resume building, work place readiness and Business Etiquettes broadened their understanding on these aspects.

“Paint the school” activity is also held in ZPHS, Gachibowli.

23 Jan

Nirmaan Global Goals Volunteering Program - Day 4

9:00AM - 5:00PM Shamshabad Jan 23, 2020

Organic Farm Visit near Shamshabad

The Sweat Donation Drive during the Organic Farm visit engaged the volunteers in simple farm activities like pruning, digging water pits around the plants and few other very interesting activities.

22 Jan

Nirmaan Global Goals Volunteering Program - Day 3

9:00AM - 5:00PM Infosys Campus, Hyderabad Jan 22, 2020

Exposure visit for beneficiaries @ Infosys Campus, Hyderabad

100 trainees from 5 Skill Development Centers were taken to the Infosys Campus for an exposure visit. The visit was aimed at making them aware about the Corporate Work Culture and boost their Workplace Readiness.

22 Jan

Nirmaan Global Goals Volunteering Program - Day 3

9:00AM - 5:00PM Kukatpally, Erragadda Jan 22, 2020

Mentoring @ Nirmaan Youth Skill Development Center, Kukatpally & Erragadda, Hyderabad

A team of 23 volunteers from Infosys visited Nirmaan Youth Skill Development Center, Kukatpally and Erragadda, Hyderabad on Jan 22, 2020. It was an insightful session, wherein the volunteers interacted with the trainees and discussed their stories and about their role models. This was followed by a one-on-one mentoring session on career guidance.

20 Jan

Nirmaan Global Goals Volunteering Program - Day 1 & 2

1:00PM - 5:00PM ZPHS Rajendra Nagar Jan 20, 2020

This New Year 2020, Nirmaan.org has initiated #Globalgoalsvolunteering program, to be held in the 3rd week of every month. The first of its kind initiative has been started from Jan 20, 2020 in partnership with Infosys.

Day 1: Jan 20, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Career Counselling Workshop to 75 Govt. school students, ZPHS, Rajendra Nagar.

Day 2: Jan 21, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Organic Farm Visit near Shamshabad: Basics of Organic Farming explained, Sweat donation drive that engages volunteers in simple farm activities like pruning, digging water pits around the plants and other interesting activities.

18 Jan

Volunteering at GHPS Veeranahalli, Bangalore

9:00AM - 12:00PM Veeranahalli, Bangalore Jan 18, 2020

We had an eventful saturday with the students of Veerenahalli government higher primary school. We had volunteers coming and helping students with book reading for an hour and a half. We grouped the students based on their reading levels and each group had 4-5 students. There were other activities planned for the students post their reading sessions. We had divided the students into four groups and we had origami sessions, where students learnt to make a greeting card for independence day, we had best out of waste where students learnt to make newspaper bags, pen stand using the bottles, pencil pouch using bottles.

The main outcome of these sessions were to create awareness in the students on how best we can make use of the resources available and turn something that we throw into something useful. It was also to drive values such as collaboration, patience, creativity in students which is much needed in the 21st century.The main purpose of book reading is to help them to be comfortable with the language, help them get comfortable reading books that can enable them to learn english faster and better. It's also to help them understand how they can help each other with reading.

With the help of donors we were able to provide chairs to Nallikalli (1st and 2nd) students of the schools. We also donated a library cupboard to the school. This will also be our first step in building a library in the school.

17-19 Jan

“Threads Of Hope” stall at BITSAA Global Meet 2020

9:00AM - 12:00PM BITS Pilani, Goa Campus Jan 17-19, 2020

Threads of Hope (TOH) setup a stall during the BITSAA (BITS Pilani Alumni Association) Global Meet 2020, from 17th to 19th Jan 2020. Threads of Hope provides a platform for women from underprivileged communities to create, manufacture and market various products.

12 different kinds of bags like tote bags, clutches, wallets, cosmetic bags, ipad sleeves, laptop sleeves etc. made by the women at Nirmaan’s TOH, Borabanda center were at display at the stall.

The attractive display caught visitor’s attention. We had a good response from many BITS alumni for our products, some came forward to support our work in myriad ways like training our women in new products, giving references to other events, connecting to their gifting organizers.

10 Jan

Youth Entrepreneur's Summit 2020

9:00AM - 6:00PM Dr MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad Jan 10, 2020

Nirmaan.org in collaboration with CYDA (Center for Youth development and Activities) Organized Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2020. The summit was held on Jan 10, 2020 at DR MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana. The event catered to Nirmaan's commitment to the UN SDG of 'Decent Work & Economic Growth'. Smt. K Rama Devi, founder, ALEAP (The Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India), was the honourable chief guest for the event. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Smt. Madhavi, member, ALEAP, Ms. Priya Kothari, board member, CYDA, Director, Youth Aid Foundation and initiator of YES. Sri Abdul Waheed, Director, Nirmaan Organization, Sri Mayur Patnala, Founder & CEO, Nirmaan Organization and Ms. Uma Kesani, Program Manager, Nirmaan Organization.

32 participants across Hyderabad participated in the summit and presented their unique business ideas. The ideas were judged by an experienced panel of judges. 21 participants with the best business ideas were selected for the National Summit to be held in Pune from 5th-8th February 2020. All the participants were awarded the ‘Certificate of Participation’ and the selected ones were awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

7-9 Jan

Workshop on Digital Literacy for Tribal Welfare Govt School Teachers

9:00AM - 6:00PM Infosys Campus, Hyderabad Jan 7-9, 2020

Nirmaan.org in collaboration with Infosys and Hysea organized a 3-day workshop (7th -9th Jan 2020) on Digital Literacy for 75 Tribal welfare Government school teachers at Infosys, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. This was the second phase of the TOT program and with this all the 150 teachers of the Ashram Schools have been given training on ‘Digital Literacy’.

The event was inaugurated by honorable Chief Guest, Smt. Vijay Lakshmi Deputy Director, Education in presence of other dignitaries, Sri Abdul Waheed, Director, Nirmaan Organization and Sri Mayur Patnala, Founder and CEO, Nirmaan Organization.

The teacher trainees developed an understanding on the hardware and software components and learnt MS Office Suite, efficiently. They made PowerPoint presentations and took up assessments, which helped the master/industry trainers gauge their understanding.

The valedictory ceremony was graced by Dr. Naveen Nicholas Joint Director, TWD, Government of Telangana, Smt. Vijay Lakshmi, Deputy Director, Education, Mr. Raghu Bodupalli, Infosys Hyderabad DCH head, Avra Jyothi and Maneesh, Infosys, members from Mamata Trust , Mr. Venkat T, Vice President, Synchrony and CSR Forum Lead, HYSEA and Mr. Mayur Patnala, CEO, Nirmaan Organization.

22 Dec

DDI Lab and Solar Plant inauguration at Nampally Vyayam Shala High School

9:00AM - 6:00PM Nampally Vyayamshala High School Dec 22, 2019

Under the HYSEA Disruptive Digital Intervention (DDI) Program powered by Nirmaan.org, a digital lab was inaugurated and a solar plant was set-up at the Nampally Vyayam Shala High School with the support of EPAM. The dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr Shanti Kumar Chilumula, Director EPAM, Mr Abdul Waheed, Director Nirmaan, Mayur Patnala, CEO Nirmaan and HYSEA CSR forum lead Mr Venkat on 22nd December 2019.

The lab is equipped with 12 computers and an LED TV along with the internet connection and a 5 KW capacity solar power plant is installed in the school. Mr Sanjeev and Mr Venkatesh, volunteers from EPAM, also participated in the event.

6 Dec

ZPHS Bollaram DDI Lab Inauguration

9:00AM - 12:00PM ZPHS Bollaram Dec 6, 2019

Nirmaan with the support of NTT Data, HYSEA completed the Digital lab setup in Government School, Bollaram. The lab was inaugurated by Mr. Prasad Tipparaju, Senior Director NTT Data on 6th Dec 2019. Senior Directors Preetham and Abbay Edara, and 20+ volunteers from NTT Data also participated in the inauguration of the lab. Mr. Srini, COO, HYSEA and Mayur Patnala, CEO, Nirmaan and Mr. Vijay Kumar, HM and Nirmaan team members have also participated in the event.

1 Dec

Gender Sensitization and Self Defence Classes for CNN Thanda School Children

9:00AM - 3:00PM CNN Thanda Govt School Dec 1, 2019

Open Text and Nirmaan partnered to adopt CNN Thanda (Govt. school), Madhapur , Hyderabad. These are the 100 kids for whom we have started self defense classes for gender sensitisation. Sincere thanks to responsible companies who care about communities.

19-21 Nov

Workshop on Digital Literacy for Tribal Welfare Teachers

9:00AM - 7:00PM Infosys, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Nov 19-21, 2019

Nirmaan in collaboration with Infosys and Hysea organized a 3-day workshop on Digital Literacy for 75 Tribal welfare Government school teachers at Infosys, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. The event was inaugurated by honorable Chief Guest, Dr. Christina Z Chongthu, IAS, Commissioner of Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Telangana.
The teacher trainees learnt Digital Labs, E-schools, Tab labs operations, MS Office Suite, hardware and software components efficiently.

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13 Nov

ZPHS Attapur DDI Lab Inauguration

9:00AM - 12:00PM ZPHS Attapur, Hyderabad Nov 13, 2019

We have completed the setup of the computer lab at Zilla Parishad High School Attapur with the support of State Street Corporation and inauguration of the Lab on November 13, 2019. State Street Senior Vice President & Global head Mr. Joseph Hanssen inaugurated the lab. State Street Vice President’s Srinivasa Rao, Manjunath, and Naga along with Hysea Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Srini and In-charge Headmaster, Mr. Suman participated in the event. Also, Nirmaan Board of Director Mr. M.A. Waheed, IFS (Retd) participated in the event.

11 Nov

Exposure Visit to Ruchi Exports Unit (Lalita Garments)

2:00AM - 3:30PM Sanathnagar, Hyderabad Nov 11, 2019

An exposure visit was arranged for the candidates undergoing tailoring course at VTC, Fatehnagar to get industrial exposure and inculcate workplace readiness in them. The visit was arranged by the placement co- ordinator at Ruchi Exports Unit (Lalita Garments) in Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad on November 11, 2019. A total of 40 beneficiaries along with four HSBC volunteers and Nirmaan officials participated in the exposure visit. The entire visit was done under the supervision of senior trainer, tailoring. An in-house fashion designer at Lalita Garments was in attendance throughout the visit and encouraged the beneficiaries by promising them home-based orders. The beneficiaries were explained about the new tailoring trends and techniques in depth and the latest machinery were exhibited by the factory owner, Mr. Arun Gupta. The beneficiaries were in total awe of the professional setting and felt motivated to take up the profession of tailor and get employed in a shop or being small scale entrepreneurs by taking up home-based business orders from similar organizations. The HSBC volunteers were also satisfied with the overall outcome of the visit and were positive throughout the session by actively engaging with the beneficiaries, Nirmaan Officials, and Factory owner.

26 Oct

LS&CG Workshop for US exchange Govt School Students

9:00AM - 4:30PM St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad 26-10-2019

A team of 7 members from Nirmaan conducted a full-day workshop on Life Skills & Career Guidance (LS&CG) for the 10 intermediate students (Govt School pass-outs) who are back to India after attending a one year US exchange program, chanelled through US Consulate & AFS (American Field Service). The workshop encompassed the various Life Skills management techniques and a detailed Career Guidance on the wide range of career opportunities available in order to help these youngsters have a flourishing career, thereby contributing towards the attainment of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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22 Oct

CSR Partner visit to VTC, Pune

1:00PM - 3:00PM Pune 22 Oct 2019

Our CSR Partner paid a visit to VTC (Vocational Training Centre), Pune on 22nd Oct 2019.
The event started with a warm welcome to the guests followed by an overview of the project status.
The trainees from each course (Tailoring/Beautician/Computers) had an active participation in the event. They shared the journey of their lives, the hardships, and how Nirmaan supported them to find a solution to their existing problems. The trainees expressed their gratitude for empowering them to face the challenges of life and equipping them for being economically independent. One of them said, " We women are birds and have wings, but you gave us the confidence to fly."
A display of the designed samples during the project activities caught the visitors' attention.
The mobilization strategies for better outreach to the target community and success stories of the trainees at the centre were the major highlights of the detailed PPT presentation made on the project status.
At the closing of the event, hand-made lanterns were gifted to the visitors as a token of affection and gratitude which added to their delight. The dedicated involvement of the trainees throughout the event was highly appreciated.

18 Oct

ToT Program for DDI Coordinators by State Street

9:00 - 6:00 Hyderabad 18-10-2019

A ToT session conducted by StateStreet for our DDI coordinators at StateStreet office. Their team of 7 members led the initiative of providing knowledge on latest technologies.

Topics covered are below :
Web applications: Architecture and how it works
HTML(Few important tags, HTML for structuring content)
Cascading style sheets (CSS selectors, box properties)
Responsive design: Bootstrap
Javascript (linking to HTML)
JQuery (linking to HTML)
Advanced Excel (Pivot tables, V Lookups, Tracking big data

17 Oct

Breakfast with Brayn Thomas

9:00 - 6:00 Hyderabad 17-10-2019

Syniverse Technologies has given us this wonderful opportunity for 10 government school (ZPHS Narsingi and KGBV Vikarabad) children who performed well in academics to visit their office and to know the work culture. The children also had an opportunity to interact with Senior Vice president, Brayn Thomas and 6 ( Gopi, Minu, Sai Narayan, Sireesha, Murali and Kalyan Chakravarthy ) other Vice presidents.
The event started off by introducing the children about the future technologies through a PPT presentation. Later the children guided by Kalyan visited the entire office and learned what the company does. Later on the children along with the leadership team had an interactive session with Brayn where children introduced themselves and about their goals. There were many smart questions asked by the children. The event followed by lunch and Syniverse gifted children with a school bag and a Dairy.

12,13 Oct

1st Nirmaan National Skills & Entrepreneurship Training Workshop

9:00 - 6:00 Hyderabad 12-10-2019, 13-10-2019

1st Nirmaan National Skills & Entrepreneurship Training Workshop was held on 12th and 13th Oct 2019. The event aimed at providing a common platform to the entire Skills & Entrepreneurship team of Nirmaan Organization for better team co-ordination and enhanced learning. 60 participants from four different states Telangana(Hyderabad), Andhra Pradesh(Vizag), Karnataka(Bangalore) and Maharashtra (Pune) attended the event.They exchanged their valuable and unique ideas, strategies and methodologies for the improvisation of the processes, thereby aiming to upgrade the quality of service to the masses through the various Skills and Entrepreneurship projects at large.

16 Sep

Goals for Girls Leadership Summit - 2019

9:00 - 6:00 Goshamahal Police Grounds 16th-20th Sep 2019

The Goals for Girls (G4G) Leadership Summit was organized on 16th September 2019 at Goshamahal Police Grounds (from 16th Sep to 20th Sep). Nirmaan has mobilized girls from five schools namely ZPHS Manikonda, GHS Yousufguda, AGHS Adilabad, RDF Warangal and ZPHS Irwin to participate in the summit.
The G4G Summit was inaugurated by Director General of Police Shri. Mahender Reddy Garu, Jackie Skinner, Ali (G4G) along with Synchrony team. Chief Guest and other leaders gave inspirational messages to the students.
The training went on for four days on various topics such as Awareness, Communication, Team work, Goals Setting. For the first 3 days the learning were through the Foot Ball Game. Through Football game instructors have motivated the Students that Girls can also play football and are strong enough to do many things in the real life. On the last day they were taught about goal setting how to reach their goals.

01 Aug

HYSEA Innovation Summit 2019

10:00 - 05:00 HICC Novotel, Hyderabad Aug 1 2019

Nirmaan participated in HYSEA Innovation Summit 2019 held at HICC Novotel on August 1, 2019. HYSEA as part of its Silver Jubilee celebrations partnered with Nirmaan to set up digital labs in Telangana. Disruptive Digital Intervention (DDI) is the signature initiative of HYSEA. Nirmaan is the knowledge and Implementation partner for the program.

20 Jun

KASTURBA GANDHI BALIKA VIDHYALAYA

10:00 - 05:00 Telangana 20th June 2018

DDI (Disruptive Digital Intervention) digital lab was inaugurated in KGBV Vikarabad on 20th June 2018 with the support of “Syniverse”. Students were provided fully equipped computer lab with 15 computers with internet, Projector and one full time computer trainer to enhance their digital skill for growth.

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25 Apr

IBM's Fourteenth Annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award

10:00 - 05:00 Hyderabad 25-04-2019

Extremely delighted with the news that Nirmaan Vidya Help Line has been Awarded with IBM's Fourteenth Annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award, Presented by the Chairmen & CEO, Ginni Rometty of IBM .

With this milestone now Nirmaan is not only on a National platform but also making its way to the International standards. Feeling proud that now the Chairmen of the IBM knows about Nirmaan's activities.
Special Thanks to Naveen Prathapaneni Garu for his constant trust in Nirmaan and a proud moment for each and every team contributing, tremendously for the development of the project and to the society

12 Dec

LIFE SKILLS & CAREER GUIDANCE TO GOVT. SCHOOL STUDENTS

10:00 - 05:00 Andhra Pradesh 12-12-2018

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has selected Nirmaan as the Knowledge Partner to School Education Department and as one of the three partners to impart "Life Skills and Career Guidance Program" for 7.5 Lakh children studying in 9th and 10th Grades in Govt. High Schools of Andhra Pradesh.

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19 June

NASSCOM FOUNDATION CSR LEADERSHIP-2018

11:00 - 05:00 Mumbai 19-06-2018

Team Nirmaan at NASSCOM Foundation CSR Leadership Conference 2018 - carrying the Mission of #GiveBack.

20 May

SHARING THE COLLECTIVE VISION

12:00 - 05:00 Pune 20-05-2018

Team Nirmaan sharing the Collective Vision to the Honorable Union Minister (MSME) Shri Giriraj Singh .

19 May

YOURSTORY @ AWARD 2017

10:00 - 05:00 Pune 19-05-2017

Dedicating to passionate efforts of Team Nirmaan, Mayur Patnala (Co-Founder/ CEO) received 'High Impact Social Enterprise 2017' Award @YourStory's 10th Anniversary.

7,8 Jan

All Chapter Meet -2017

10:00 - 05:00 Pune 7-01-2017 , 8-01-2017

The All Chapter Meet (ACM) of Nirmaan Organization was held on 7th and 8th of January 2017 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus! Overall, a 100+ Nirmaan’ites participated in ACM.

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