In April 2013, we thought of lending our hands as a company to do something good for the society around us. Our objective was to undertake small and simple steps that would make a positive difference quickly without comprising the work commitments. Basically, we thought of making a modest beginning soon as we believed that “All big things in the world start with a small first step!”
Later in 2014, the CSR Companies Act 2013 was in place. This further prompted us to make these initiatives systematic. Last year, we established a board level CSR committee and with guidance from the management team, decided to launch Cytel Pune’s CSR initiative, FLY HIGH!
FLY HIGH! will provide financial support to deserving and underprivileged young students in their quest for higher education. Reflecting the broader values of Cytel, we will be providing sponsorship to students studying healthcare and statistics.
A Sneak Peak Into Our Initiatives
Cytel’s Fly High!, Program was initiated in 2014 and has provided sponsorship to in 70 students in its first year of existence. The students sponsored in it the year were undergraduate and postgraduate students of statistics, from eight institutes in western Maharashtra. The deserving students were selected in consultation with the faculty at the respective institutes.
Apart from sponsoring higher education, we have also sponsored students undertaking vocational courses in the area of Healthcare. These include long-ter course such as Bachelor’s in Nursing to the short-term courses such as the Operation Theatre Assistant Course. This has been done in collaboration with prestigious institutes such as BMTA and Sahyadri Hospitals.
In 2015-16, we have been working on replicating the very successful model of Fly High! in our other locations such as Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Through our Outreach Program, We’ve undertaken a number of socially impactful drives in the past two years such as Blood Donations, Eye Pledging, Clothes and Toy Donation, Schizophrenia Awareness.
Through our Outreach Program we have partnered with 2 schools. For these 2 schools, we have year round engagements and sponsorship. For example we will soon sponsor the Science lab for Vanaz. And we have just concluded the “Story Telling Month” for Blind School.
These initiatives see our employees lending a enthusiastic hand – as an organization, we believe that Giving Back is Going Forward.
Collaborators & Supporters
Sahyadri Hospital, Deccan Pune – short term vocational courses
Swadhar NGO, Navi Peth, Pune – Nursing students are shortlisted with their help and guidance
Pune Blind Girls School, Kothrud, Pune
Departments of Statistics at Pune University, Shivaji University, North Maharashtra University
What Recipients Say
Dhanashree G. Chorghe (Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce)
Thank you for your generous award from your scholarship program. Your support is helping me reach my goal of post graduating (MSc Statistics). By awarding me the scholarship you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal just as you have helped me. Again, thank you for your award.
Vinay V.Shinde (M.Sc Part I , Department of Statistics)
I have received the cheque which sent by Cytel Statistical Software & Services Pvt. Ltd. So, again thanks on behalf of my parents to Cytel. Thanks for supporting me.