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About DLF Foundation

A charitable organisation under the leadership of Mr. K.P. Singh, Chairman, DLF, the Foundation has made valuable contributions to change the social landscape. From striving for a clean sustainable city through the Gurugram Rejuvenation Project, to setting up skills training centres to train 1 million youth in emerging sectors, the Foundation also lends financial support to meritorious underprivileged students.

DLF Foundation aspires to continue changing lives for the better by setting new benchmarks in rural education, health, and employment conditions.

Mission

In the face of global paucity of skilled human resources, the DLF Foundation finds immense scope in polishing the skill sets of the underprivileged. In India, due to rapid industrialisation, the need for human resource development and NGO agencies for the poor arises. It helps the individual in discovering opportunities, capabilities, inner strengths and weaknesses, skill-set as well as interpersonal skills.

Vision

DLF Foundation envisions building India’s human and social capital by nurturing and ensuring healthy, educated, enterprising, and sustainable communities.

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The DLF Foundation fulfils its obligations to society through the various initiatives listed below:

  • Opened 42 employability linked vocational training centres so far under DLF LIFE (Learning Initiative for Employment) to train 1 million youth.
  • Rural unemployed youth are the primary beneficiaries of the initiative.
  • Prepares young people for the job market, training them in emerging sectors such as hospitality, customer relations and sales, IT enabled services, electronics, and construction.
  • Not just limited to training but also ensures employment.
  • Executed successfully in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Delhi.
  • Plans to add more skill training centres to extend outreach.

  • Meritorious underprivileged children enrolled into private schools through financial aid.
  • Bi-annual workshops or programmes conducted for performance review, career guidance, and expert counselling to monitor and support the progress.
  • Top performers given recognition and mentors awarded.
  • Counselling cell where counsellors interact with each scholar to solve problems and offer guidance.
  • Integrate employee volunteering programme (DLF INSPIRE Volunteers) by appointing senior employees of DLF, their family members, and friends as “Guides”.
  • Coaching support for weak students by experts and through counselling cell.

  • One primary health centre in every cluster.
  • Periodic inoculation, fumigation, and eye camps.
  • Multi-specialty health camp once a year.
  • Scholarship programme integrated with existing Rural Learning Excellence Centres in government primary schools.
  • Rural Mobile Library, to promote reading among children, integrated with Adult Literacy Programme in villages.
  • Feasibility study to set-up Skill Development Centre in the cluster is underway.
  • An international NGO partner has been given a tour of the villages and it is planned that they will undertake additional programmes, such as entrepreneurship development and alternative livelihood generation programme for women, jointly with Aarogyam.
  • It is expected that by the end of the year we will be able to showcase our Cluster Village Development Programme as a model to replicate more widely.

Sustainable Urban Mobility

Public Transport and Safety are a major concern in Gurugram. To address the issue, the DLF Foundation joined hands with eight corporate offices, research organisations, RWA, and Government Authorities to conduct a workshop on ‘Building Lives by Ensuring Sustainable Mobility’. As a result, two MoUs were signed with ABInBev and Mobike to enhance road safety and last mile connectivity.

  • Air quality monitoring and data assessment

    GRP has installed AQ Monitors in collaboration with Atlanta Healthcare in four phases of the DLF City, Gurugram, to promote low carbon mobility.

  • Solid and liquid waste management

    GRP has joined hands with RWA and organic waste management company Green Bandhu to implement decentralised liquid and solid waste management strategies. The pilot project has been started in residential area of DLF Phase I by Green Bandhu.

  • Transforming Najafgarh Basin

    Gurgaon’s fast-growing population over the years has created ecological pressures. GRP has collaborated with various private and public organisation and stakeholders to tackle the issue. A key highlight was the launch of a white paper on ‘Transformation of Najafgarh Basin’ on December 14, 2017. Prior to the launch of the paper, a workshop was organised in August 2017, which brought multiple stakeholders, research organisations, and corporates together to formulate wetland conservation and a regeneration strategy for the area.

  • Biodiversity mapping of Magnolias and Nearby Areas of DLF City, Gurugram

    The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and DLF foundation conduct surveys to assess the biodiversity of Gurugram, including plants, birds, mammals, and butterflies. The project will set up a native plant nursery to treat sewage water and dry organic city waste for composting, develop local butterfly parks and conservatories, and convert nallahs into biodiversity parks and walkways.

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