Bharti Foundation Projects

Bharti has always believed in undertaking transformational projects, making a difference. This philosophy has been extended to the group’s philanthropic initiatives with the highest levels of commitment from the top management of the company.

At Bharti Enterprises, there is absolute belief in education being the most important tool for social and economic development in India. Thus, Bharti Foundation was set up in 2000 as the philanthropic arm of the Bharti Group of Companies to bridge the existing education divide and make quality education accessible to underprivileged children in rural India. The Foundation aims to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential.


Elementary Education

The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship program of Bharti Foundation. Launched in 2006, this education initiative supports the pursuit for excellence and aims to set benchmarks for quality education across the country. The schools are “temples of learning, radiating knowledge and excellence for underprivileged children” and provide free education to underprivileged children, with a special focus on the girl child, in the deepest rural pockets of the country.

Bharti Foundation has adopted a two-pronged strategy to make a difference in the quality of elementary education in the country. On one hand, Bharti Foundation is establishing its own Satya Bharti Primary Schools, with an aim to reach out to underprivileged children in the remotest corners of the country. On the other hand, Bharti Foundation is adopting government schools to improve the quality of education being imparted. These schools are known as the Satya Bharti Government Primary Schools.

Currently 187 primary Schools, 62 elementary schools and five senior secondary schools are operational across Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal reaching out to approximately 39,000 children and employing more than 1,500 teachers. Focusing on the girl child the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate group in the country.

Higher Education

Bharti Foundation has partnered with premier institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2000 to set up the Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, IIT Delhi. 200 students are supported every year to pursue courses in the field of telecommunications. Bharti Foundation has also set up the Bharti Centre for Communication, Bombay in partnership with IIT, Bombay.

ISB campus at Knowledge City, Mohali has been set up in partnership with three other Business Leaders. The campus offers specialized course in areas like Public policy, healthcare management, manufacturing and infrastructure management. The idea behind Bharti Institute of Public Policy in partnership with The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA is to create a talent pool and provide meaningful insights, facilitating the policy making process in various strategic areas of public policy which so far has not been given enough attention.

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Social Responsibility

Changing Lives

How our Mobile towers are reducing carbon footprint

Mobile towers are the lifeline of any cellular network. A smooth network depends on uninterrupted and adequate supply of power. In many parts of India, power supply is erratic. Most towers have a diesel generator backup. The telecom industry, with nearly 6,00,000 towers, is the largest consumer of diesel today.

Bharti Infratel, one of India’s top tower companies, has taken a pioneering step towards replacing diesel generators with solar energy, reducing Co2 emissions by 2.5 tonnes per tower every year.

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