“Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large”. - by Lord Holme and Richard Watts
IGC has always believed in protecting the interest of the society in any way possible. The IGC team is dedicated towards taking the initiatives in carrying out activities for the welfare of the society as a whole. We take CSR seriously and this can be highlighted by few of our CSR activities as mentioned below:
1. Constructions of school buildings
Under the CSR the IGC has by now already constructed 50 school buildings in the remote and inaccessible rural areas of Nepal wherein many school children are able now to study in comfortable study rooms with newly built schools in their own locations. IGC also secured additional financial support from the Japan based Asia Friendship Network for such schemes for which it remains grateful to them for their generous cooperation to the cause of education development in Nepal’s rural populace.
2. Support to Maya Nepal
In 2009, IGC contributed a sum of Rs 50,000 for the support of Maya Nepal, a drug treatment and rehabilitation center in Harisidhi Kathmandu. This amount was handed over to the organization during a program organized by The Creation – Institute of Fashion Design.
3. Distribution of Laptops to Students with Air Asia’s support
Children are the pillars of our country and each of them better knowledge and development. With the view of contributing to the education of children who are the future of Nepal, on 20th November 2012, IGC along with its associate AirAsia X hosted a program in which 30 laptops were distributed to students of Chandi Devi Primary School in remote VDC of Dukuchaap, Lalitpur with the Air Asia’s contribution. The team of IGC and AirAsia X were present for the program. The main aim of the program was to bring the students closer to the advanced Information Technology.
4. Donation of NPR 500,000 to the PM Relief Fund
Many lives and property are lost because of floods every year in Nepal. Natural disasters change people’s lives and we are ready to do all we can to make their lives better, even a little. On the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of AirAsia X’s operation in Nepal, IGC contributed a donation amount of Rs 500,000 to the Prime Minister Natural Disaster Relief Fund to support the Flood Victims. The amount was handed over to the Fund on 26th of July 2013 at the PM’s Office in Singha Durbar.
5. Visit and donation program at orphanage
We started the year 2014 with a CSR Program at "New Youth Children Development Society" in Bhaktapur.. The orphanage has 50 children and is run by Asia Friendship Network. Our team from IGC went to the orphanage and spent an entire day playing and eating with the children on 4th Jan 2014 i.e. Saturday. We had collected clothes and toys from all the members of IGC and they were distributed among the children. Also, we provided lunch to the children and served them ourselves. Chocolates and biscuits were also distributed. Games were played and an art competition was held where 3 winners were given prizes.
6. Visit and donation program at Disabled Service Association
On 3rd July 2014, our team visited "Disabled Service Association" at Karyabinayak, Bungmati, Lalitpur marking our 2nd anniversary of AAX operations. There, we donated wheelchairs and food items to those children who have various kinds of physical and mental disabilities. AlsoThe Association is home to around 40 children - boys and girls - from various districts of Nepal. Differently-able children from different parts of the country have been staying at the association for education and access to better facility and opportunity. The children there are between the ages of 4 to 21 years and are blind, dumb, deaf or physically impaired.
7. IGC’s Nepal earthquake relief efforts
Since the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, IGC has been continuously working towards providing relief to the victims as well as mobilizing the necessary materials to the most affected areas. We have been able to reach 7 affected districts namely Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Ramechhap, Okhaldunga and Makwanpur. Through our initiative we have been able to reach 5000 affected families who have received tents, tarpaulins, food, blankets and medicines from us. Also, we organized health camps at Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Bhaktapur with international doctors and were able to assist many injured patients. As per our long term plans, we are planning on constructing temporary school shelters as well as permanent school buildings in areas where school buildings are destroyed.
8. Donation to Disabled Service Association
IGC contributed a sum of Rs 102,000 to Disabled Service Association for the construction of their new building which will be the residence for the children and will accommodate more children who are in need. This was done on 3rd July 2015, while marking the 3rd Anniversary of AirAsia X’s operation in Nepal.
Our efforts towards CSR will always remain a priority and in the future we hope to contribute more to the social well being of the people of our nation.