Unipatch - Nalagarh

Youthreach in partnership with Unipatch Rubber Limited launched a community development programme in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh in 2014 called Project Ujjwal- Unnati Ki Aur. The CSR initiative successfully entered its eleventh year of implementation in 2024-25. The Project through its various initiatives primarily aims to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities and engage with all the stakeholders towards poverty alleviation, promote education, promote digital literacy and impart employment-enhancing skills.

Impact: Over 8000 individuals have been impacted across Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh and Gwalior and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh through the various initiatives under this Project

Digital Literacy Programme:
This programme was initiated in the year 2014. It aims at providing digital literacy skills to the underprivileged youth in the area. More than 1000 students have been trained so far in 7 villages around the Unipatch factory area.

Cutting and Tailoring Programme: This programme has been operational since the year 2016. More than 700 girls and women have been imparted tailoring and cutting skills at the centre across 9 villages in Nalagarh.

Financial Assistance to the Elderly and Widow: Unipatch has been supporting the elderly and widows since the inception of the programme in the year 2014. Over 20 women have recevied financial support every month and have also been linked to the financial assistance schemes of the Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Education Support to Students: With the support of Unipatch, we have been financially supporting the education of 7 students from Deepalaya NGO since 2014.

OMNI Skill Development Centre: Three OMNI Skill Development Centres have been fully operational at ITI Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh, ITI Gwalior, and ITI Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh since 2014. More than 1500 students have been trained in tyre repairing, out of which more than 150 have a well-established career in the Automobile industry and more than 50 have set up their enterprises for tyre repair.

Remedial Education Centre: With the advent of the Right to Education Act, 2009 the importance of remedial education has increased in the Indian education system as age. With
age-appropriate admission as one of the parameters, the role of remedial education has become more pertinent. Secondly, in India, migration of labour is prevalent as labourers always migrate to cities and other areas to seek employment opportunities. The Bhogpur panchayat has a flourishing modular clay brick industry where migration is frequent. The migrated population most of the time move with their whole family and enrolls their children in Local schools. In these schools, these children are enrolled by the age. Besides such students most of the enrolled students in Govt. Schools belong to poor economic backgrounds.

All these factors increased the importance of remedial education. In remedial education programmes, the teacher focuses on students whose grade competency is weaker compared to other students. The teaching methodology is different for each student depending on the understanding and learning capacity of each student.