Community Projects

Community projects near plant locations aim to address local needs, promote social responsibility, and foster positive relationships between the organisation and the community. It's important to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the needs and priorities of the specific communities surrounding the plant locations to identify the most relevant and impactful community projects. Engaging with community leaders, conducting surveys, and establishing dialogue with local stakeholders can help in identifying the best approach for community projects. 

At Signode, we would like to enhance infrastructural development in Government facilities, promote health and well-being in communities,  social welfare projects, disaster relief and resilience which would promote a comprehensive community development model that can be scaled-up at large.


Donation of Laptops and Desktops at Government Schools, Rudrapur & Silvassa

We at Signode believe that communities matter and supporting schools to nurture the creative and digital skills of students are our utmost priority. We donated laptops and desktops at Government schools to enhance their computer skills and give them access to digital technology. We strive to contribute into the future generations and thus donated laptops at Government schools located near our plant locations in Silvassa and Rudrapur.

Our teams at Silvassa location were led by Sadashiba and Yashwant and Rudrapur location were led by Ashish Verma and Sachin. Our employees are our driving force, and we take immense pride in acknowledging their efforts in spearheading our CSR initiatives.

Donation of Laptops

Support towards Construction of Boys Toilet, Chintal Cheruvu, Rudraram

Signode builds boys toilet

One of our recently completed community project was handed over to the Government high school, Chintal Cheruvu, Rudraram, which schools nearly 150 students from nearby communities. The project was led by our Project lead Abhishak Saradhi Nune who completed the due diligence by visiting and evaluating the needs of the school. The school was in dire need of washrooms for boys which included plumbing and electrical works. The purpose of Signode’s support was to provide access to clean toilets and enhance sanitation for boys at the school. The project was implemented under the able supervision of the project lead and the timely collaboration with the school management.  


Support towards School Renovation & Development, Khadoli, Silvassa

Our community project implemented at Government primary school, Khadoli, Silvassa, supports 150 students who hail from villages across our plant from tribal backgrounds. The project was led by our Project leads Sadasiba Lenka and Yashwant Bhardwaj who added value to the school development project by their insightful ideas and timely execution. This project was meticulously planned and completed within a month and the dire needs of the school like library renovation with books and furniture; science lab renovation with equipment; refurbishment of toilets, office furniture; sportswear for students and white boards for classes were completed. Our support will enhance their overall schooling experience and improve their reading habits, create interest in sciences, enhance their sports education, provide access to hygienic toilets.

The success of this project was made possible through the dedication and collective efforts of project leads in collaboration with the school management and staff which contributed to the holistic development of the students.

Silvassa Signode School

Providing uniforms for students studying in Government schools

Uniforms for Schools

We receive proposals from Government schools and health facilities and different not-for-profit organizations to support their needs which are in proximity of our plants. Basis a thorough due diligence by our local Signode team and approval, we implement projects that impact the local beneficiaries and their communities. Supporting educational institutions and their basic needs has been our core area of interest, as we believe in impacting the future generations. One such project that we are implementing is providing the basic need of students by supplying two pairs of uniforms, shoes, and socks as they come from under-privileged backgrounds. We partner with vendors from the community to implement such activities and fulfil our responsibility of sustaining local vendors. Signode India Foundation’s support will cover costs of the uniforms and the additional needs to support Government students at the school located near our plant in Dahej.


Donation Drive – Spreading Human Dignity

In association with GOONJ, a non-profit organization, we launched a collection drive, spreading human dignity to encourage employees to give a new meaning to the urban surplus and reploughing these resources to the underprivileged. We received an over-whelming response as employees engaged in this initiative by contributing clothes, footwear, stationery, books, utensils, blankets and dry groceries. These donations were shipped to the GOONJ’S processing units where all the contributions were segregated and upcycled into rural kits, school kits, upcycled products etc., to reach the remotest part of our Indian villages. 

Signode India Donation Drive

Story Telling Carnival for Under-Privileged Children

Story Telling carnival

We envisioned to engage India’s future generation of the Zilla Parishad Government High school, Chitkul, Rudraram to have a great schooling experience and collaborated with The Food4Thought Foundation for setting up digital libraries by reploughing used books into the community and encouraging reading habits. We believe stories play a pivotal role in our lives and have an everlasting impression on our mind and heart. To encourage the reading habits and inculcate the same in girls and boys within their communities we awarded children with gifts and certificates. As part of this, we also sponsored Indian Reading Olympiad across India which recognizes citizens of all age group who promote reading.

With the help of our project ambassadors, we conducted a story-telling carnival with 2 professional story tellers. Students from grades 1 to 10 experienced the power of storytelling and the art of capturing stories on paper. This support benefitted a total of 360 children in the Government school. 


Access to Basic Health Facilities in Our Local Communities

Basic infrastructure in Government primary health center and toilets in Government schools are a point of concern in maintaining hygiene and providing access to basic needs. We received a request from the local Government to improve health services within the community. To meet our objective of providing access to good health and sanitation to the under-privileged, we funded the construction of the health center to enable children, adults and geriatric population from diverse backgrounds to have access to improved services. A team of Signode volunteers spearheaded the project planning, implementation and completion by collaborating with the local Government. 

Healthcare access

Menstrual Hygiene

Hygiene

The health center was inaugurated in May and on the eve of Menstrual Hygiene Day observed globally on 28th May every year, Signode India Foundation collaborated with Red Express Hygiene and organized an awareness session for young girls and women from Rudraram on matters related to menstrual hygiene management.

Around 50 young girls and women gathered for an awareness session on 26th May at the community health center, Rudraram. Questions revolving around menstrual hygiene management were addressed through an open dialogue and women were educated to making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030. Matters related to menstrual hygiene management, keeping track of one’s menstrual cycle through an activity was demonstrated. Awareness was given to use reusable and sustainable menstrual sanitary pads while focussing on how we can play our part in protecting our environment and reusable pads were distributed to women.


Providing Basic Needs Within A School

We sponsored the renovation of girls washrooms at the Indrakaran Government school, Rudraram. This was duly proposed based on the request from the school and was planned and implemented in 30 days. 

We ensured that girls feel safe while using toilets and facilitated clean running water, an enclosure at the entrance of the washroom and refurbished the existing plumbing system. Around 15 Signode employees from the plant volunteered their time to monitor and bring the health center to completion and handed over the renovated washroom to the school authorities. The renovated washroom will directly benefit 86 girl children and reduce their drop-out from school.

Needs for Schools

Feeding the needy by Facilitating Nutritious Meals

Nutritious meals

We partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation and the Sir Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust where the attempt was to feed children in India who lack the means but have the zeal to learn and achieve. By feeding them one wholesome breakfast and mid-day-meals, we gave them the nourishment and motivation they needed to pursue an education for a better future.  

We also sponsored a vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation to  facilitate distribution of the mid-day-meals to the schools across the length and breadth of the city. This sponsored vehicle will can cater to the needs of underprivileged girls and boys from diverse social & cultural backgrounds, different villages and communities. This support will impact lives of India’s future generation, who have no access to basic needs for their over-all development and help in continuing their education. Our support provided 3,56,607 mid-day meals and nutritious breakfast for 11,365 children studying on Government schools.


Inspire Institute of Sport, PAN India

Inspired by governing standards of Centres of Sports Excellence across the world, the Inspire Institute of Sport has structured its programs with a 360-degree holistic approach, leading to overall development, sustainability and empowerment of the athletes. The four interconnected disciplines of Education & Skill development, Coaching, Sports Science and Elite Athlete Management, makes IIS a unique proposition in the Indian sporting ecosystem. Our support will develop world class Indian athletes capable of winning the country medals at the pinnacle of winning sporting success: The Olympic Games. 

Sports awards

Educational support for Girl children, Shamshabad

Education for Girls

Through the Project we reached out to vulnerable individuals within our communities, by focusing on the girl-child education. 

We prioritized supporting 45 girl children to pursue their school and college education without dropping out. We facilitated in paying for their final semester fee to complete their academic year. 

The girl children were enrolled into Government, private schools and colleges pursuing their education and are assisted by home tuitions.


Support for Renovation & Refurbishment of Government TB Hospital, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand

Basis a proposal received by our Rudrapur plant, we are glad to partner once again with Arbode Gramya Vikas Shiksha Samiti to implement a project to renovate and refurbish the government TB hospital situated in proximity of our plant. Our support will meet the needs of the under-privileged community members who have no access to treatment and cannot afford treatment at private hospitals. Signode India Foundation’s support will cover the refurbishment costs of the hospital and help the under-privileged to avail treatment for TB at the health facility. 

Hospital projects

Notebooks distribution at Government school, Mamidipally, Telangana

Notebooks in Schools

During our visit to a government school for mid-day-meal distribution, we got a request from the Principal of the school, to support children by providing notebooks for their classwork and homework. To enhance their schooling experience, we distributed notebooks to 126 children studying the Zilla Parishad High school.


Support dual benches at Government school, Rudraram, Telangana

We take pride in our employees and celebrate their interest and engagement in CSR initiatives. One such project that we received was from Zilla Parishad High school, Rudraram. The school requested our support to provide dual benches as some of the classrooms had worn-out benches. To let children have access to better infrastructural facilities, we granted their need for benches and this activity was carried out in September 2023.

Bench in Indian Schools