Natural disasters, unpredictable as they are, can most often be devastating to the people affected by it. They not only cripples the lives of the victims; but can invariably affect the country – regardless of its economic or political standing. Disasters can wreak havoc causing an unpredictable long recovery process.
Hope Foundation and its educational and research entities are committed to their role as disaster support entities. The focus is to step up their assistance and contribute in terms of materials and utilities post a disaster. It provides relief and through needs assessments, Hope Foundation through its educational and research divisions provides assistance to victims from an adversity. These reach out initiatives bolster the social responsibilities of the Trust / Society while instilling in the student volunteers a sense of responsibility towards their brethren in times of need.
June , 2022
Donation to Flood Victims of Maharashtra State
In a crisis of the scale of the Assam floods, the Trust in association with Lions Club of Guwahati, came forward to donate essential items and help the victims of the natural disaster. An amount of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lac Only) has been remitted online by the Trust (Hope Foundation and Research Centre) to the Gauhati Lions Eye Hospital for distribution of the essential items, drinking water, milk, baby food, ORS and other items to the flood affected areas.
July 28 – Aug 08, 2021
Donation to Flood Victims of Maharashtra State
The disaster that happened in some parts of Maharashtra due to heavy rain and flood, people have lost their lives and property. Heavy rains and overflowing rivers swamped some districts in Maharashtra viz Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur, Thane, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Pune, Wardha, and suburban areas of Mumbai.
June 22, 2020
Donation to Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Maharashtra - COVID-19
The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced so far. In a crisis of the scale of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hope Foundation’s International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT) donated Rs. 4,00,000/- (Rupees Four Lacs Only) to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Maharashtra – COVID – 19. The cheque was handed over to the Office of the District Collector, Pune.
June 11, 2020
Disaster Management in the Context of Covid - 19
A session on Disaster Management in the Context of Covid 19, the Potential for Tech Innovations by Prof. N. Vinodchandra Menon was conducted by Hope Foundation’s International Institute of Information Technology. The session highlighted the need for strengthening our multi hazard preparedness, emergency response and early recovery using innovative tech innovations.
April 20, 2020
Face Shields to Pune Police Force
Under the guidance of Shri. Ashok Morale (Police Commissioner), Shri. Bacchan Sinh (Deputy Police Commissioner, Crime Branch, Pune City) distributed face shield mask to 500 Police Officers and Staff to protect themselves from Covid-19 exposure. The face shields are sponsored by Shri. Sanjay Shah, President, Kshatrunjay Mandir Trust and Smt. Aruna M Katara, President, Hope Foundation and Research Centre (Hope Foundation).
March 28, 2020
COVID Care Centre at I²IT Campus, Hinjawadi, Pune
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support the initiatives of the Government of Maharashtra and the District Administration of Pune, and the local Grampanchayat / Village Authorities, Hope Foundation’s International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT) has volunteered to provide 50 student hostel rooms to facilitate testing of suspected cases for COVID-19. These 50 rooms are equipped with all basic amenities and have been handed over to the Pune District Administration authorities for operating as a “COVID Care Centre”.
August 21, 2019
Helping Hands for Flood Victims
Hope Foundation’s FAMT held a donation event Helping Hands for Flood Victims to help the victims of the recent Deadly-Flood in Kolhapur from 19th to 21st August, 2019 on campus. It aimed to support the rehabilitation and provide a sense of security to the flood victims.
July 25, 2019
Seminar on Fire Safety
A seminar on fire safety was organized for Hope Foundation’s FAMT with the objective to highlight the importance of fire safety for Chemical Engineering students. Mr. Pradeep Kamble, Retd. Safety Officer, Finolex Industries Limited, Ratnagiri addressed the students. While demonstrating the working of various fire extinguishers, Mr. Pradeep Kamble talked about the necessity of sound knowledge of safety equipment. Many types of fire extinguishers like DCP and Dry CO2 were kept for display and were used for demonstration by the students.
February 21, 2019
National Disaster Response Force on Campus
The National Disaster Response Force had a very engaging session with students. The team shared with the students the role and activities of the NDRF. The team demonstrated rescuing techniques, method to conduct CPR and other important methods that are needed especially during a disaster. They also invited the students to join as volunteers and get certified so that if and when the need arises, they can help others.
August 25, 2018
Donation Drive for Flood Victims of Kerala
In a crisis of the scale of the Kerala floods, the Trust and its educational institutions (FAMT, I²IT and PPCRC) came forward to donate essential items and money to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Essential items like grains, pulses, blankets, bed sheets, pillow covers, diapers, detergents, emergency medicines and non-perishable food items were collected from the students, faculty members and staff members. Additionally, an amount of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lac Only) has been remitted online by the Trust (Hope Foundation and Research Centre) to the Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund, Government of Kerala.