Overview

Social Activities in Indian Framework, has significantly contributed to and made measurable progress toward its vision of an inclusive India. Moving well beyond its social activities, the Social Activities in Indian Framework contributes to a positive societal impact through diverse community engagement initiatives

Social Activities in Indian Framework was set up in 2013 to provide impetus to various initiatives. The efforts of the Organisation has already touched the lives of more than one million people across India in more than 1000 villages and 30 urban locations

The Organisation has a comprehensive development approach. Its prime objective is to create and support meaningful activities to address some of India’s most pressing developmental challenges

The Organisation lays significant emphasis on leveraging technology for developmental solutions. Following its model of direct engagement, the Organisation directly reaches out to the affected communities through well trained professionals

Over the years, Social Activities in Indian Framework’s initiatives have continued to evolve, while remaining responsive to the ever-changing needs of Organisation. The Organisation is currently focusing on creating change in areas of Education, Skills, Health, Agriculture, Disaster Response and Rural Transformation

To maximize its reach and improve outcomes, Social Activities in Indian Framework has also established strategic partnerships with organizations that have the technical expertise and experience to undertake various programmes in the identified focus areas of operation

About

A culmination of shared beliefs of a group to incubate new ideas and initiatives, Social Activities in Indian Framework, a not for profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, in 2013 was set up to extend services in education, skill, livelihood, healthcare and agriculture to communities who would otherwise not have access to such support

Social Activities in Indian Framework was pioneered by few of professionals driven by the conviction to bring about social change. By leveraging the diverse skill sets and extensive experience of members working across several sectors and geographies; with governments, multilateral and the private sector, Social Activities in Indian Framework plays a role in bringing about a more equitable and just Organisation wherein all individuals have improved access to opportunities for growth

Over the years, Social Activities in Indian Framework has evolved the expertise to provide the full array of services from “concept to commissioning” for social development programs with a strong sense of commercial sustainability

Vision

To create sustainable and inclusive Social impact through our interventions

Mission

Social Activities in Indian Framework promote inclusive growth in India through specific initiatives in the identified areas including quality education, innovative healthcare, market focused livelihood generation, skill development, environment safety and agriculture initiatives

The Difference - Building Soft Infrastructure

Holistic approach is the unique feature that distinguishes us from other non-profit organisations. The emphasis is on creation of "soft infrastructure" to capture knowledge processes that we use in our rural initiatives. Our transformation effort begins with the identification of the needs of the village we choose to work with and appropriately customising the programmes. The experience gained from every initiative allows us to make dynamic changes in our efforts to ensure optimum delivery. These experiences create knowledge processes that can be replicated thereafter with minimal customisation.

The Organisation's activities are divided into various modules with well-defined value creation processes. Each module has a detailed process map with clear-cut methodologies ensuring successful implementation and realisation of intended objectives.

The Transformation Cycle

The Organisation follows a scientific process while adopting a village to implement its services. Steps are taken to involve the community so that objectives and goals are synchronised with ground realities.

Identify needs - To identify the needs of the village, the Organisation conducts a preliminary profiling of the village covering the following aspects:
  •  Demographic, social & economic profile of households.
  •  Basic amenities already available in the village.
  •  Availability of and access to welfare institutions.
  •  Resource base and utilisation.
  •  Employment status of residents.
  •  Existence of village-based organisations.
  •  Village 'Visioning' exercises.

These assessments reveal urgent needs that the Organisation seeks to address.

Design solutions - With the needs of the community in mind, the Organisation creates a platform for delivery of services using available best practices identified as the most appropriate for the village in question.

Test & Validate - With the inputs obtained from the profiling exercise and designing of appropriate solutions, the processes are tested and validated in consultation with domain experts. Once validated, the solutions are cleared for implementation.

Vision for self-reliance - Stakeholders from every village are selected keeping in mind their ability to contribute to the visioning process. Key attributes expected of the stakeholders are: general awareness, broad perspective, effective communication skills, domain expertise and general acceptability among the villagers. The group should be heterogeneous, comprising youth, village elders and women; and, wherever possible, elected members of the local panchayat.

Capacity Building - The Organisation enhances the inherent capacity of the community by training people and providing opportunities for skill development and thereby nurturing community leadership.

Community Leadership - Community Leadership is encouraged by strengthening the skills of people who participate in the Organisation's effort of shaping the community's future through team building, facilitating change and building consensus on the village vision.

Franchising - The Organisation believes that franchising is a way to leverage expertise and effectively use the resources of the community. Franchisees are selected applying pre-determined criteria, which seek to determine the commitment, credibility and willingness of the franchisee to accept the Organisation's approach.

Replication - The Organisation's programmes are field-tested before deploying resources and people. Once tested, the programme will be replicated. As a result, communities do not have to wait for a development programme to mature.

Centre for Rural Transformation (CRT)

Preparing India’s rural communities for knowledge economy is the primary challenge before the Organisation. It takes on board a number of domain experts to address this challenge. The Centre for Rural Transformation (CRT) is the nerve centre from where these experts operate. It provides conducive environment for creative thinking, encouraging the experts to contribute their intellectual wealth and develop innovative solutions that positively influence rural life. The CRT provides:

Solution Design Centre - This is an info-structure where conceptual models and prototype solutions are designed by a team of experts for a wide range of issues concerning rural transformation.

Mission Control Centre (MCC) - The MCC is equipped with electronic infrastructure that enables our affiliates to communicate and track the performance of development processes on the ground as they occur, which in turn facilitates proactive and real-time leadership through identified and set measures.

Centre for Community Learning and Leadership - These centres emphasise capacity building for transformation through training and investing in the development of a set of process leaders within the villages as well as at the Organisation.

At our state-of-the-art learning centres at Kanpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Coochbehar, Bidar training courses are offered to educate the community on the significance of the Organisation's five major initiatives:
  •  Healthcare - Ushering in a better quality of life.
  •  Education - A vital learning experience.
  •  Environment & Sanitation - Keeping villages Clean and Green.
  •  Livelihoods - Developing skills and abilities.
  •  Virtual Delivery of Services.

Change Agents

As a Social Activities in Indian Framework "Change Agent", as our Volunteers are called, you have a wide range of options to contribute to improving the quality of rural life. You will be able to choose opportunities that match your skill sets, the time you can spare and the place you would like to be. Our process for "Change Agent" services ensures your teaming with a very select group of people deeply committed to rural transformation.

Alliances

The Organisation builds alliances with Governments, NGOs, Corporate houses, and other organisations to broaden the scope of its activities, add value to existing programs in terms of resources, time, and delivery of quality services to our beneficiaries-synergising efforts to the maximum extent.

OUR VALUES

The following three core values are applied in every aspect of our functioning:
  •  Involving People
  •  Applying knowledge
  •  Making things happen

Involving People We believe involving a large number of people is a prerequisite for rural transformation to become a truly successful movement. We have fostered relationships with innumerable individuals and organisations from all over the world for their expertise and resources. To connect without time and space boundaries, participation is also enabled through virtual platforms. Peoples' involvement is channelled through formal processes to ensure accountability and transparency.

Applying knowledge This value is about strategic excellence. A vast body of knowledge on almost every aspect of rural transformation is already available in the world. Information and communication technologies have developed dramatically to enable tapping into the existing and emerging knowledge base almost on a real-time basis. Therefore there is no need to "reinvent the wheel": what is required is a creative adaptation of this knowledge to design and test the solutions. The tacit and explicit knowledge resulting from these experiences needs to be shared with a global audience. The Organisation, therefore seeks to remain a learning organisation at all times.

Making things happen This is about operational excellence through timely and flawless execution. As the plans are executed, the progress is constantly monitored and deviations rectified proactively in real-time. The solutions are refined continually to reach the global benchmark. This requires a process-oriented and metrics-driven approach. Therefore, the Organisation has embraced Six Sigma as its framework.

DIFFERENTIATORS

We follow a structured management process to design and implement our initiatives. The process is based on the cardinal principle of "Measure & Lead", which puts a strong corporate perspective to all our work. This methodology based on experience, experimenting and learning, makes the vision clear and the service deliveries benchmarked to the best in class. In the larger framework, this creates knowledge processes that can be replicated with minimal customisation.
Enriching the Lives of the Marginalised Communities of India through Quality Education, Skill development,
Livelihood generation, Healthcare, Environment safety, Disaster response and Agriculture Initiatives