PNB MetLife has undertaken two projects in Karnataka with CRY and Prajna Counselling Centre in the area of education and development of children. These projects impact close to 7500 children across 140 villages in Mangalore and Raichur.
The project with Prajna Counselling Centre works with Dakshina Kannada District Council for Child Welfare (DKDCCW) in the spirit of Public Private Partnership. The project focuses on promoting early childhood care and education through strengthening creche centres in over 80 villages of 8 taluks of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts in the area. Total number of children in the intervention area are 858.
PNB MetLife joined hands with CRY and Sneha Jeevan Samasthe (SJS) in 2014 for a Child Development Project to address the issue of child rights violation in Karnataka. The project focused on educating and empowering communities for ensuring proper implementation of the govt. schemes and reducing drop outs – particularly among the most marginalized communities. With enrolment drives, upgradation of educational infrastructure such as schools, Integrated Child Development Centres (ICDS), hostels and enrolling the malnourished children into govt. schemes, the project reached out to a total of 6,730 children across 55 villages and districts. After achieving the target, PNB MetLife has now exited this project.