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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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