Empowering Tribal Women

Empowering Tribal Women

Another important initiative undertaken by Arvind is a programme to empower tribal women. This can be described as “CSR in Spirit”, though technically it doesn’t come under the ambit of CSR.

  • Background

    Arvind has initiated a unique residential programme to work and skill young women from the rural areas. These young women, all of them educated up to class XII, are chosen on the basis of their academic qualifications, dexterity test, aptitude test and health check-ups.

    Once selected, the company takes care of all their basic needs – housing, food, health and transport – as well helping them in pursuit of higher education.

As a result of this unique design at the end of the four-year programme, a young woman could save up to Rs. 5 lakh, as well as pursue higher education and gain a degree/diploma –enough to give her a head start in life.

So far, about 400 young women have been enrolled in this programme.

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Empowering Tribal Women

Gyanda is Arvind’s flagship programme in the field of education. It is a unique supplementary education model designed for primary, secondary and higher secondary school-going children studying in Municipal Schools. It prevents these children from dropping out and helps them complete their basic education from standard V to XII, while focusing on improving their academic performance and overall personality development.


Arvind undertook another initiative in association with Swasth India Foundation to launch Arvind Medical Centres to provide quality healthcare services such as Doctor Consultations, Basic Diagnosis, Quality medicines, Dental Care Services, etc. at affordable costs to the underprivileged section of the society.


Established in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, this 1996 CSR project was envisioned to provide safer, better-built and comfortable houses to the slum dwellers of Sanjay Nagar and majestically transformed the slums of Sanjay Nagar into modern homes and upscale towers.


Women, educated upto class XII are chosen on the basis of their aptitude, Health conditions, dexterity, etc. and all their basic needs are taken care of by the company while they pursue higher education. Also known as CSR in Spirit, this unique residential programme aims at educating tribal women in order to make them self-reliant.

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