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Programmes

Tech Mahindra Social Programmes

Tech Mahindra’s social work currently focuses on Education, Employability, Disability and Higher Technical Education. The work in the first three areas is being carried out by the Tech Mahindra's Corporate Social Responsibility arm - Tech Mahindra Foundation.

The initiatives under the higher technical education are carried out through Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI – a not-for-profit, 100% subsidiary of Tech Mahindra), École Centrale of Paris, France (now known as Centrale Supelec) and the JNTU Hyderabad to offer undergraduate engineering programmes at the Tech Mahindra Technology Centre campus in Hyderabad.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Programmes

Central to the Mahindra Group philosophy of #RiseForGood, the CSR arm of Tech Mahindra essentially works with children and youth from urban, disadvantaged communities in India. The Foundation is running more than 150+ projects across 11 locations of India.

EDUCATION PROJECTS

The Foundation’s work in primary education focuses upon three thematic areas: school improvement, teacher empowerment and learning enrichment. The programmes are run in two modes — directly implemented through the Foundation and with partner organisations.

The Foundation works in Government schools through its ARISE (All Round Improvement in School Education) programme with the objective of holistic development of children in these schools. The ARISE programme builds upon four dimensions that include academic, social, organizational and infrastructural to support schools turn into models of excellence.

Tech Mahindra Foundation is committed to teacher empowerment, enrichment in learning opportunities for children, effective school governance and enhancing parental involvement in school education. In the domain of education, Shikshaantar is the Foundation’s training programme for teachers. The Foundation runs two premier in-service teacher capacity building institutes called In-Service Teacher Education Institutes (ITEIs) with North Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation.  Know more

EMPLOYABILITY

Launched in the year 2012, SMART has the vision of creating a model for the vocational training programme of international standards in the country. SMART (Skills for Market Training) is Tech Mahindra Foundation’s flagship employability programme to empower youth from vulnerable urban communities with the requisite employability skills through structured training programmes, ensuring that they are placed in suitable dignified jobs. In SMART training centres, there are a total of 13 domains and 34 courses that students can opt from. Under this programme, there are SMART, SMART+ (for Persons with Disabilities) and SMART-T (Technical courses) centres, which are operational across India.

Having started 75 SMART centres and trained for over 14,000 students by 2015-16, the Foundation initiated the first Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcarein association with Harijan Sevak Sangh. The goal of setting up these academies was twofold — create, build and nurture skilled paramedical and allied healthcare workforce for the healthcare sector along with uplifting country's youth and transforming them into world-class healthcare professionals.

Today, the Foundation runs three Tech Mahindra SMART Academies in Healthcare and one Digital Media Academy as its directly implemented programmes within employability. The academies are state-of-the-art centres imparting high-quality training, with a blend of classroom, practicals and on-the-job training. The academies closely engage with the industry for constant curriculum upgradation and placements. Watch the video to know the Healthcare Academies better

DISABILITY

Disability is the third major area of intervention for Tech Mahindra Foundation. The Foundation has been working towards the welfare of the Persons with Disabilities with a firm belief that Education and Skilling are the keys to a future that creates opportunities transcending physical limitations. Our endeavor at the Foundation is to recognize and respect Disability, support Persons with Disabilities to empower them to join the mainstream in the long run.  The initiatives are carried out by way of our : ARISE+ (All Round Improvement in Special Education) and SMART+ (Skills-for Market Training for Persons with Disabilities) programmes.

ARISE+ is a special programme that encourages children with disabilities such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, and intellectual disability to become a part of the mainstream education with an emphasis on various educational and curriculum-based learnings and initiatives to support them in their primary school education.

The SMART+ programme focuses on providing employable market-related entrepreneurial skills, and opportunities to youth with disabilities. Specially designed curriculum and well-equipped classrooms in the centres allow young people with disabilities to obtain different foundation skills such as Basic IT and Computers, Spoken English and Workplace Readiness.

The Foundation mandates that 10% of all its beneficiaries are Persons with Disabilities. Know more

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Corporate Address


Tech Mahindra Foundation
Mahindra Towers, 1st Floor
Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi 110066, INDIA
Urgent PR/media-related queries:
Tanish Maheshwari
Senior Manager, Communications
Email:tanish.maheshwari@techmahindrafoundation.org

CSR Policy and Vision Document

Tech Mahindra Foundation: Empowering through Education

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