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HCL Foundation (HCLF), established in 2011, as a not-for-profit organization, seeks to engage with various stakeholders to bring about developmental changes in a holistic manner. The Foundation was formed on the belief that every HCL employee can make a difference and is funded through employee and organizational contributions. Community-based programs and activities are planned with a keen focus on sustainability and employee engagement. Over the years, the Foundation has expanded its focus and activities and plays a significant role in realizing the overall sustainable agenda of the company. HCL Foundation has committed Rs. 1 billion towards CSR initiatives over the next five years.
Community initiatives in geos:
The United States
HCLA supports SOS Children’s Villages, the largest childcare NGO, which is reaching out to 290,000 vulnerable children and families by providing medical and nutrition services, educational programs (STEM programming), and emergency relief support.
- HCLA’s sponsorship of Code the Dream, an initiative by Uniting NC, is supporting free-coding education classes for 40 youth from poor socio-economic backgrounds.
- NPower Technologies (NGO) is providing employment by developing the skills of youth and war veterans via training, internships, and job placements.
- Additionally, HCLites are also contributing to the local community by taking part in Autism and Breast Cancer Awareness Walks, food packaging events, building houses through Habitat for Humanity, blood donation camps, and food and toy drives.
The United Kingdom
HCL UK has been working with The Prince’s Trust for the last five years by helping disadvantaged people get trained in technology, life skills, and career skills to improve their prospects.
- Through the ‘Get Started with Technology’ series, young people were trained in mobile application development and digital learning skills to improve employability.
- The program is also helping young people from disadvantaged schools get exposure to how large organizations function and understand opportunities in technology post-school, thus securing job options.
HCL has invested over INR 1.3M to promote high quality, technology-enabled environment for students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Other contributions include:
- Inaugurating an electrical engineering computer lab to which HCL has donated 64 computers.
- HCL is also supporting bursaries to students pursuing computer science.
- It is supporting the Nelson Mandela Foundation by sponsoring the ‘Mandela Day Library Project’ as part of a literacy program in local schools like Thuthuzekani Primary School and Elethu Themba Public School and training teachers to utilize the space to educate community children.