Century Pai Foundation was started during January 2013 and P. Dayananda Pai and P. Satish Pai Trust were merged with the Foundation. Since then, the Trust's generous works have become more widespread. Century Pai Foundation contributes to enormous activities like educational and medical institutions, marriage of poor girls, mid-day meals to school children and facilitation of scholarship-funded education to deserving but poor students.
The Foundation in the past has supported schools with:
Construction of new management block in Government college, Mangalore
CBSE building at Canara High school, Mangalore
English medium school in Panemangalore to help the poor students of rural areas
New block at Government College, Jakkur, Bangalore
New college block at Government College, Car street, Mangalore
New college block at Government's Women's college at Balmatta, Mangalore
Expansion of high school building at Kundapur near Udupi
Sevanjali Trust, Mangalore running a school for mentally retarded children
Saanidya Trust, Mangalore running a school for disabled children
The Foundation has provided delivery vans to ISKCON, Mangalore for supplying mid-day meals to schools in Mangalore, donated school buses to blind school at Ramanagara.
Culture and fine arts
Century Pai Foundation also supports culture and fine arts. The Foundation has aided in establishing
Yakshagana Chair at Mangalore University and constructed the Yakshagana Museum. Constructing World Konkani Centre at Mangalore
Aided in acquiring Konkani Community hall at GSB Samaj, Basavanagudi.
Constructed an art gallery and undertook construction of an auditorium at Karnataka, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore
The Foundation has also contributed to:
Asha Jeevan for constructing an old age home for Alzheimer patients
GSB Sabha, Mysore to set up an old age home
Donated vehicles and ambulances to the Chuchanagiri Blind School
Medical equipment like dialysis machine to Wenlock Hospital and Manipal Hospital
Donations to Anand Ashram and Sankara Eye Hospital to provide free eye surgery to the poor people
Constructed the cancer ward at Baptist hospital
The Foundation has also contributed to many religious institutions for various activities like
Community welfare activities at Sri Kashimutt, Bangalore
Construction of pilgrimage Centre for Goud Saraswat Brahmins at Tirupati
Renovation of the old temple, construction of modern Kalyana Mantap at Panemangalore
Aided in Chief Minister’s calamity fund during floods
Aided in Jeernodhara works at Sri Venkataramana Temple, Car Street, Mangalore
Constructed a golden jubilee hall at Samskruth Maha Vidyapeeta, Bangalore
Renovated temple at Sirsi
Contributed to the welfare activities of the Shri Krishna temple, Udupi
Renovated a century old temple at the outskirts of Udupi town
Contributed to temples such as Sree Anjaneya, Kodigehalli and Sri Vithoba Devasthana
TO IMPROVE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE OF CHANNAHALLI VILLAGE
Century Real Estate recently adopted Channahalli village near Chikkajala in Karnataka for its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The objective of the initiative is to work towards infrastructural and socioeconomic development in and around the village through community interventions over a 15 month period by involving various stakeholders like community, local governing bodies, school and volunteers. Channahalli village has a population of approximately 1200 with around 300 households.
The initiative which will be executed in 5 phases will see Project Aarohana focusing on education of children, Project Aarogya on health, Project Hasiru on waste segregation, management and improving green cover in the village. Project Vichaara will focus on local governance, Project Shakthi will work towards creating awareness on bank operations and government schemes.
Project Aarohana - Education
During the initial phase to engage with rural community, Century Pai Foundation organized distribution of Kannada medium books for classes 1-8 of Channahalli Government School and toys for Anganwadi children of the village. The Foundation also donated digital education aids for students in Kannada medium like CDs pertaining to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, moral education and general education. The aim of the programme was also to provide a clean playground at the government school to promote physical fitness amongst children. Adult literacy is initiated as part of the first phase of activities.
Project Hasiru- Clean environment
Segregation of waste is an important aspect to keep the environment clean. To achieve the same, street-shows were organized and the villagers were trained in waste segregation and management.
Project Aarogya - Health
To create awareness about various health issues is one of the objectives of activities planned. Medical camps for basic health check-up like blood tests, eye and dental check-up were conducted. Specialists like orthopedics, general physicians, gynecologist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrists, lab technicians provided free services to the villagers
Project Vichaara- role of local governance
To move towards a digitized India, citizens including villagers should be able to open their bank accounts and operate via digital currency. For the same, the Foundation has organized to create awareness on bank operations, about linkage to government schemes, social security systems etc.
Project Shakthi and other activities
Some of the other activities planned are encouraging all households to set up a backyard kitchen garden to ensure balanced nutrition among each household, planting of trees especially on road sides, canal bunds and farm bunds to improve green cover in the village, awareness camps on role of local governance, physical exercise and gender equality, strengthening of gram panchayath and other community groups like youth groups and self-help groups through exposure visits to ‘model corporations’ of other villages.