Through interventions across early, primary, secondary, adult, digital, sports and civic education, HCL Foundation fosters human resource development. Our programmes address all stages of life, including imparting soft-skills that are needed for better quality of life. HCL Foundation invests in innovative, technology-led education for children, youth and adults and promotes education that is gender transformative, inclusive for all and respects safe spaces for children.
The skilling initiatives of HCL Foundation focus on employable skill training for local communities, especially youth and women; creating micro-enterprise opportunities for young women and men, including seed loans; and building capacity of the trainers.
Targeted at youth and women in urban areas, HCL Foundation’s skilling initiatives aim to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities that create strong and self-reliant people and communities. This is achieved through a variety of vocational and entrepreneurial subjects, that lead to dignified work opportunities.
HCL Foundation invests in health and well-being at all stages of the life, that leads to enhanced opportunities to lead a high quality life for all and reduction of disease burden. We aim to achieve equitable, universal access to health for all. We also promote access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene and work towards combating malnutrition.
Preserving the planet is a critical priority for HCL Foundation. Access to clean air, water, energy; soil, flora and fauna, terrestrial ecosystem conservation; environmentally responsible practices at all levels; Combating desertification, deforestation, land degradation, biodiversity loss, pollution and promoting use of renewable are some of the core focus areas of our work. Afforestation, Avenue Plantation, Plantation Drives in School, Hospitals and other public facilities, Waste Management including community managed waste water treatment plants, Green Energy for Gurukuls and Public Health Centres and Disaster Preparedness (Combating Floods) are some of the interventions taken up HCL Foundation towards the goal of environment conservation.
Natural and man-made disasters are a regular, albeit unpredictable part of life. As the world faces intensifying climate change, weather-related disasters are expected to grow. Responding to these, requires the effort and coordination of many stakeholders—from government and communities to NGOs and business. And when disaster strikes, HCL Foundation coordinates resources to provide humanitarian aid to employees and communities in need and supports 'building back'.