A large part of being self-sufficient comes from making an effort towards self-improvement. More often than not, individuals have the will and determination to turn their lives around, the hunger to strive for better but lack the resources to do the same. In the age of digital media, how many villagers do we really see online? Or craftsmen? The answer is hardly any because the resources and technical know-how is absent. Other hurdles like providing for the family and lack of awareness also come into play.
This is where Rubicon Foundation comes into the picture as a provider and facilitator.
Our initiatives come under three broad categories: Skilling, Healthcare and Covid-19 Relief. Through these initiatives we enable and empower the under-served sections of our society to make them self-sufficient and maximize their hidden potential.
At Rubicon, we dream of a world where every youth has the power to transform their lives as well as the lives of people around them. We aim to create a culture of sustenance. With the help of training and education, we want to mould individuals into holistic beings who are adept and increase employment opportunities, therefore providing themselves with a better standard of living. Through our initiatives under Skilling, we train, mentor and guide each individual to get employed and provide them with the tools to grow in their career journeys.
According to data, India accounts for 20% of the global burden of disease, 27% of all neonatal deaths and 21% of all child deaths. Close to 88% of Indian women do not even have access to sanitary products and resort to primitive unhygienic means. Inaccessible healthcare becomes a hurdle in the progress of the country and its citizens.
Our initiatives under Healthcare focus on two integral parts of healthcare: prevention and awareness. Our primary goal is to make healthcare and wellness easily available, accessible, and attainable. We believe, for a country to flourish, it is important that its people are hale and hearty.
Rubicon Foundation believes in adapting and improvising to the situation. Hence, we have added another wing to our operations: Covid-19 Relief. With several industries shutting down, India’s unemployment rate sharply rose to 7.11 per cent in 2020 from 5.27 per cent in 2019, said a report by Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA). Industries like the Entertainment Industry, Hospitality Industry and Daily wage workers suffered great loss at the hands of several lockdowns.
With our Covid-19 initiatives we were able to reach out a variety of these industries to provide them with interim support. We believe that the only way for us to fight this pandemic is through raising awareness and supporting those in need with resources to sustain themselves.