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C Vijayakumar                                                                                                      Dr. Nidhi Pundhir

                                              CEO &  Managing  Director,                                                                                         Vice  President  &  Director,
                                              HCLTech                                                                                                            HCL  Foundation

                             With uncertainty and unpredictability dealing a tough hand across the                                                               In 2011, we made a promise – to be the source codes of economic-social

                             world, this year we at HCL Foundation focused on helping fill the huge                                                              and environmental development and empower the country’s most
                             chasms left by the pandemic. Healthcare and education were global                                                                   vulnerable citizens to lead happy, healthy, dignified lives.
                             priorities as hundreds of millions looked for critical care and over

                             a billion and a half children lost invaluable classroom-time.                                                                       11 years later, our source codes are lighting up 3.7 million lives, of which
                             Understandably, these comprised 57 percent of the work the                                                                          55 percent are women, across 22 states and 3 Union Territories of India.
                             Foundation did this year. Of the over `216 crore (US$ 28 Mn)  invested                                                              Through community partnership and ownership, 66,000 acres of land

                             in projects this year, 33 percent went towards healthcare, nutrition and                                                            have been greened under community governance, 105 water bodies
                             poverty eradication and 24 percent towards education, skilling and                                                                  rejuvenated, and over 48,000 animals treated and protected.
                             social education.
                                                                                                                                                                 Our cumulative investment of `900 Crores (US$ 119 Mn) translates into
                             I am also truly glad to report that in an era when social distancing has
                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities for a better life – a woman empowered, a child born
                             become the norm, our teams and partners worked hard at staying
                                                                                                                                                                 healthy, a young marriage delayed, a differently abled youth creating
                             engaged with our communities to multiply our reach by 12 times since
                                                                                                                                                                 sporting history, an ecosystem regenerated.
                             2016, impacting a total of 3.7 million+ lives. Our projects stayed aligned
                             with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and, irrespective of the                                                                  The results speak of the depth and strength of our programmes.
                             area or challenge, they were monitored with internationally
                                                                                                                                                                 Co-created and co-implemented in convergence with NGO partners
                             benchmarked processes and structures.
                                                                                                                                                                 and Government, they fill me with optimism that it is possible to break
                             We got some humbling accolades for our work this year, yet we know                                                                  the cycle of poverty, including environmental poverty, in one lifetime.
                             well that these were not the destination. We have miles to go on the
                                                                                                                                                                 I share this hope with you – our communities, our partners, the HCL
                             long road ahead, including spreading our impact to more and more
                                                                                                                                                                 leadership, HCLites and Foundation team.  You lend velocity to the
                             global locations. But our mission remains unambiguous - to push
                                                                                                                                                                 source codes. And our communities sheer will to better their
                             forward on delivering tangible, sustainable, and supercharged progress
                             for all our stakeholders, everywhere.                                                                                               circumstances, ensure they hum with energy and vibrancy.

                                                                                                                                                                 With gratitude for all that you do.

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