Started in 2016, Lighting Lives aims to impact the lives of communities through clean energy access, triggering socio-economic growth and development. The program has evolved from providing electricity to deprived communities to adopting schools as a whole and transforming the delivery of education. We closely work with students as well, to educate them on integral issues about sustainability, clean energy and the environment, and shape their minds for a cleaner and greener future. The programme is aligned to the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 7 of the 2030 Agenda.
As of date, ReNew Power has electrified 61 schools, directly impacting the lives of around 25000 students.
Community-based water management
A Community-Corporate (CC) based partnership to address the need for ensuring access to safe drinking water by establishment of water filtration units in community and schools and rejuvenating existing community water structures. ReNew has installed 36 water RO units/ATMs across its project sites with a focus on schools for providing clean drinking water. In addition to this, a total of 40 taankas have been constructed in arid regions of Rajasthan providing water to the marginalized families. ReNew has also de-silted 8 community lakes in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Jath (Maharashtra) providing water to 15000 people across these two locations.
ReNew Women India Initiative (ReWIN)
A socio-economic empowerment programme encouraging rural women with entrepreneurial spirit to become entrepreneurs by undergoing an intensive enterprise development training and post training support through seed funding for establishing micro-enterprises at the rural level. Under ReWIN, 6 model entrepreneurs have been recognized and rewarded with seed funding to establish micro-enterprises. A batch of 25 women entrepreneurs is being mentored to initiate livelihood activities. In total, ReNew Power is working with a group of 800 women across its sites under the ReWIN initiative.
An innovative rural community centre focusing on improving education using technology for quality education for children and youth, ReNew Power has established 9 Edu-Hubs in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana which are catering to the educational, entrepreneurial, and sports development needs of the communities across these regions.
ReNew Scholarship for Exceptional Talent (ReSET)
A programme to identify talent from under privileged sections and provide a platform to develop their academic and extracurricular talent, with special emphasis placed on female children. Under this, 40 underprivileged squash prodigies are being trained by India ranked squash player and Mr David Palmer, former world no. 1, squash champion.