Round 1 Millennium Alliance Award Winner–2013.
Participated in the Indo-US Business delegation visiting three cities in US as a part of Millennium Alliance first round awardee. U-Respect Foundation showcased their pilot innovative project ‘Project Vikalp’
Participated in the US-India start-up assist workshop jointly organised by the Embassy of the United States of America, FICCI and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, at NOIDA on 16th November 2015.
Participated in the India-Afghanistan Innovation Partnership Fair in Mazar-E-Sharif Afghanistan on March 4-5 2014: U-Respect Foundation co-founder and President Arundhati Char was invited to showcase Project Vikalp, the Foundation's flagship project at the India-Afghanistan Innovation Partnership Fair in Mazar-E-Sharif Afghanistan on March 4-5, 2014, being jointly organized by The Indian Embassy in Kabul and USAID / FAIDA.
This event looked to capitalize on a growing wave of interest among the Afghan business community in developing regional economic partnerships. The event was coordinated with Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) and other provincial Chambers in the region that have a broad network of relationships within the Afghan private sector and NGOs.
U-Respect Foundation participated in the Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014, in Mumbai. It was a three-day summit from 9th to 11th April 2014.
The Vodafone World of Difference Award: This was an eight-week programme (from 19th January to 13th March 2015) where two senior employees of Vodafone were designated to work in our organisation bringing in their corporate experience to develop strategies for scaling up current projects and taking the organisation ahead. Was a very rewarding experience.
Collaborated with the Panchayat Samiti, Shahpur for organising a month long programme on women’s empowerment from the 26th of February to the 25th of March 2015. Themed ‘Mahila Arogya Saptapadi’ or Seven Steps to Women’s health, this programme was taken to all the nine primary health centres of Shahpur taluka. Women in the reproductive age group were specifically targeted and told about the importance of family planning and the need to talk about it openly in the family. The message given to them was that they have to power to take decisions on when to start a family, how to space between children. They were also told about the modern spacing methods.
In collaboration with the Government Health functionaries like the Auxilliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and the Asha workers, celebrated Contraceptive Week (from 23rd to 29th September 2015). This also included a campaign for Healthy Breast Feeding practices.
U-Respect Foundation has conducted several health camps in villages of Vadodara district, Gujarat. . The community were asked to collect at a designated place in the village where the general data like height, weight to estimate Body Mass Index (BMI) was done. Blood sample was collected to check for hemoglobin levels. A general practitioner also conducted patient examination and noted his observations on the case paper. The beneficiary then proceeded to a second room for eye- examination. ENT check up was also carried out by the medical officer. In some cases medicines were given to the patients but in most cases a prescription was provided to the patients for buying medicines from a medical shop.