Abraham Ably Ensures the Success of the Fairfax India Charitable Foundation (FICF) Project


Abraham-2 Abraham-2Abraham-2 (446x640)Abraham Alapatt has been the CEO of the Fairfax India Charitable Foundation (FICF), since its inception.

He manages its operations with a very small team – which is competently supported and handled by Himanshu Dave. 

Abraham’s responsibilities include all operating management duties, managing the statutory, audit and regulatory requirements, dealing with Trustees and external donors to raise funds, initiate projects and ensure timely reporting of fund utilization, and CSR impact.  It also entails liaising with  Government officials at both the State and Central level (across 25 states), and also connecting with multiple hospital/centres, and independent dialysis service providers, as well as the manufacturer/supply partner for the dialysis machines themselves.

FICF is part of Thomas Cook’s CSR programme.  As an 80G & 12AA registered Charitable Trust, we now channel the CSR focus, efforts and funds across the TCIL Group to  make the most effective and efficient use of the resources

The Fairfax India Charitable Foundation supports the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) through a unique Public Private Partnership model that harnesses government infrastructure, private sector expertise and financial support from corporates and individuals.

FICF, in this short span, has come a long way and will complete well over 70% of this target by 2021-22E.

Do check out the table above for a summary of our journey so far.

We have been ably supported on this journey by our Trustee Companies: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., SOTC Travel Ltd., Travel Corporation (India) Ltd. & Fairbridge Capital Pvt. Ltd. as well as our generous Donors: H T Parekh Foundation, ICICI Foundation, Delhi International Airport Ltd., SBI Mutual Funds Management Pvt. Ltd., SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd., PNB Housing Finance Ltd., IIFL Wealth & Asset Management Ltd. & Fairchem Organics Ltd. among others.

The company hopes to continue this project for as long as possible.  The idea is to ensure sustainable impact among India’s poorest, and we are committed to this.

Please do visit www.fairfaxindiafoundation.org to learn more.

Asked if he had any message to convey regarding this project, Abraham said: “Please spread the word, contribute generously at http://www.fairfaxindiafoundation.org/contribute.aspx, (you can avail income tax benefits), and encourage your friends and family to contribute too. We have a huge and growing challenge, and we need all the help we can get.”