Mr. Anant Christian
Faith Foundation has its inception as a small initiative by the founder of the organisation, having lost his father to cancer due to passive smoking, to fight against Tobacco. A group of 18 representative students met the Prime Minister of India on the 28th Dec 2004, with a memorandum and 5000 signatures of school students, requesting for the stricter implementation of Tobacco Law in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat.
Registered on 16th April 2005, as an NGO and hence the journey has been continuing in our endeavours.
Ever since then Faith Foundation as an NGO has expanded its services through awareness programs, training and a rehabilitation centre. We have been reaching out to masses with the philosophy of Healthy Lifestyle through our unique programs for each group namely.
- Holistic Health / Employees Assistance Program for Industrial Employees.
- WORLD CHANGERS for School & College Students.
- Police Intervention
- Celebrities Against Tobacco, Addiction & HIV/AIDS
- Anti - Tobacco Drive
- Zindagi Mubarak - Support For People Living With HIV & Migrant children
- Community / Slum Programs
Faith Foundation is a member of the State Tobacco Control Steering Committee of Gujarat, one of its kind recognition accredited to only one NGO per state, which is working on Tobacco Control Programs.
- Reliance (Gandhar)
- Coca Cola (Kheda)
- Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
- Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd.
- Bundy India Ltd.
- Asian Paints
- Many More . . .
To Create Tobacco Free Place
Recently, we have been successful in declaring the “VADODARA CENTRAL BUS TERMINAL” as a tobacco free premise landmark. This initiative had been taken with the co-ordination of government.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDUSTRIES
Holistic Health / Employees Assistance Programme for Industrial Employees
We have a well-designed employee assistance programme called” SOLVE” which includes:
- Stress management
- TObacco free workplace
- aLcohol and drugs de-addiction
- HIV awareness
- STRESS MANAGEMENT:
o The stress management programme will include “RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY”,which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances which enable people to lead happier and more satisfactory life.
- TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE:
o A recent study shows that smokers have poorer-than-average work performance and productivity. They also tend to fall sicker, which results negatively in their on-place performance.
o So, we aim to make industries and organisations “TOBACCO-FREE” to have their better productivity.
- ALCOHOL, DRUG DE-ADDICTION and VIOLENCE:
o Under this programme, we will conduct awareness and counselling programmes for your organisation.
- HIV AWARENESS:
o Under this, we will conduct counselling and testing programme. This will also include general medical checkups.
- VIOLENCE AT WORK PLACE:
o Especially focussed on anger management and conflict resolution amongst workers.
Our intervention in the industry for De-addiction Programmes briefly falls in three broad categories:
- Primary Intervention stage:
o Creating awareness on the massive loss that addiction brings to the body, family, social, financial, work & spiritual life. This awareness is spread through various awareness programme strategies like Poster Exhibitions, Movie shows, rallies, road shows etc. The primary aim is to create awareness and sensitize masses on viewing addiction as a treatable disease.
- Secondary Intervention Stage:
o This stage primarily focuses on identifying individuals who would be keen on being a part of the program and to be trained as peer educators in identifying & counselling people having problem of addiction. This stage also aims to identify those individuals who need to undergo treatment to give away addiction.
- Tertiary Intervention Stage:
o This stage focuses on treatment & rehabilitation.
For any queries please do contact us.