Parinaam Foundation honoured as India’s Best NGO’s to Work for by Great Place To Work
Bengaluru, 6 January 2017: Parinaam Foundation, a leading non-profit organisation focussed on providing social support to urban and semi-urban poor families has been recognised as one of ‘India’s Best Non-Governmental Organisations to work for’ by Great Place To Work®Institute.
Fifteen NGO’s undertook the Great Place to Work assessment this year and were evaluated on the organizations’ people management practices and a comprehensive employee survey. Parinaam Foundation has ranked amongst the Top 5 NGO’s for the second consecutive year.
A strong work culture, characterized by high levels of trust and camaraderie among employees has enabled Parinaam to achieve this recognition. Employee centric HR policies at Parinaam bring in employee satisfaction, commitment and engagement in the workplace. Parinaam looks at hiring talent from two aspects, the Person-job fit; and Person-organization (culture) fit.
Ms. Mallika Ghosh, CEO and Executive Director, Parinaam Foundation said “We are honoured to receive this recognition for the second time in a row. Being a social welfare oriented organisation, we take pride in the well-being of not only our beneficiaries, but also our own employees. The team at Parinaam Foundation is encouraged to develop innovative solutions for addressing evolving issues for the urban poor and it is this challenge that motivates us to put in our best.’’
Mr. Samit Ghosh,MD and CEO, Ujjivan Financial Services said, “Congratulations to the entire team of Parinaamfor winning this recognition for two consecutive years. The workforce of Parinaam is workingtowards building a sustainable future for the unserved. Ten years ago, Parinaam and Ujjivan cametogether as strategic partners with a fundamental belief that financial supportalone cannot help the poor. Throughholistic interventions focused on financial literacy, livelihood development,education and healthcare, Parinaam aims to break the vicious cycle ofgenerational poverty.”
Parinaam Foundation is supporting Ujjivan to work towardsfinancial inclusion of its customers through Diksha Financial Literacy Program. In the lastten years, Parinaam has enrolled 4, 50,120 needy customers to Diksha. By 2020Parinaam aims to reach one million beneficiaries through its education,healthcare, community development and financial literacy interventions.
Parinaam Foundation is also helping the underprivileged toreceive their Aadhaar Card by organising Aadhaar enrolment camps. Recently Parinaam organised six Aadhaar campsin the country, completing a total of 312 registrations.
Commenting on Parinaam’s Aadhaarenrolment initiative, Mr. NandanNilekani, Former Chairman, UIDAI, said, “I am happy that Parinaam Foundation hascontributed to getting an identity to those left out, by organising Aadhaarenrolment camps. Thebeneficiaries who Parinaam work with have no identity proof or access to a bankaccount. An Aadhaarnumber will enable them to get a bank account and access to variousentitlements and benefits. Parinaamshould continue this work to ensure that more Indian residents get an Aadhaarnumber.”
Parinaam Foundation has helped 1, 36, 241 customers to opentheir bank accounts. TheFoundation educates them to negotiate debt, understand the mechanics of loansand the use of bank account facilities such as ATMs, SMS alerts and chequebooks. Theeducation imparted has helped millions of customers to have seamless bankingexperience, especially in the last few days for exchange of higher denominationcurrency notes.