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  • Human Chain to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Jun 24, 2017

    HCL Foundation and Chennai Narcotics Intelligence Bureau organized a Human Chain on June 24 to commemorate the international day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), one of the busiest roads in Chennai. Around 400 students of HCL Gurkuls, 430 college students, and 500 corporate volunteers participated in the human chain and expressed their views on the social issue. It was a strong and clear message to over 1 lakh people – comprising residents from the hundreds of towering apartment complexes and offices, young IT professionals and commuters. The volunteers held each other’s hands and raised slogans despite the screeching tyrres and honking vehicles, reinforcing the need to stand united against the social issue of drug usage and illicit trafficking.

  • Life skills training for tribal community in Jun 11, 2017

    HCL Foundation, in collaboration with Rural Development Council, organized a life skills training program for children from the tribal community in Gullati and Kodagiri hamlets in Denkanikkottai in Karnataka on June 11. Around 80 children and 40 women from both the tribal communities participated in the program. About 15 HCL volunteers, who divided themselves into two groups, conducted the day-long session for the community.

  • Train-the-Trainer Program in Career Guidance Apr 20, 2017

    HCL Foundation and My School Champions organised a Train-the-Trainer Program in Career Guidance for HCLites with sessions by eminent resource persons from various fields. Nine sessions have been completed in Chennai HCL offices from the month of April onwards. Around 80 HCLites participated in the sessions and are already sharing their knowledge through weekend career guidance sessions in Government schools and HCL My Schools. Over 400 school students have been covered through these sessions so far. The purpose make students aware of important information such as what groups to choose after Class 10, the right colleges, scholarships and career options available. The Foundation has established various tracks in career guidance such as Engineering and Research; Medical and Paramedical; Arts and Science; Commerce and Finance; Legal and Law; Sports as a Career; Agriculture studies; Skill Based Training – ITI/Diploma/Certificate Courses; UPSC/TNPSC/Airforce/Navy/Army, Study Abroad and Entrepreneurship

  • Training teachers to become smart-classroom savvy Apr 20, 2017

    HCL Foundation organized a train-the-trainer session for teachers with the objective of providing them with theoretical and hands-on training for teaching in a smart classroom. The session was attended by 22 teachers from seven schools in UP, Bihar and Delhi. The participants shared that this mode of learning will help in raising the education standards in their schools, reduce drop-out rates and will very effectively improve the knowledge of the teachers and give them easy tools to teach difficult concepts. Earlier in March, the Foundation set up five smart classrooms in schools Jaunpur (UP), Srirampur (Bihar), Hoshiarpur (Noida), and Pinauni (UP), as part of My School Project where 100 employees have adopted 100 schools to improve education quality and learning outcomes.

  • Confident Girls Conference Mar 13, 2017

    HCL Foundation-MAMTA jointly organised the First Conference on CONFIDENT GIRLS on the theme “Enhancing self-confidence of girls through gender-transformative approach”. There is growing emphasis at the international and national levels to prioritize adolescent development with emphatic focus on health, education and livelihood concerns. In recent years, the Government of India has also initiated many programs stressing the need for empowering the girl child and improving their access to various services. It is with this objective in mind, HCL Foundation with the support of implementing partner MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child is organizing the conference to share programmatic evidence on enhancing self-confidence of girl child for improved health and development indicators. This conference is an extension of the Foundation’s work towards girl child empowerment through its key initiative, the “Confident Girls project”.