HCLTech Expands CSR Initiatives in the Americas – India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

Mumbai: As part of its commitment to drive progress in the local communities where it operates, HCLTech, a leading global technology company, is stepping up its CSR initiatives in the Americas.

The company announced new partnerships with leading charities – Girl Up, Feeding America and One Tree Planted – to help with efforts to address some of the most pressing development challenges, including education and gender equality. gender, food insecurity and climate change.

Girl standing: Created by the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is a girl-centered leadership development initiative with the goal of advancing gender justice and promoting girls and women to leadership positions. In collaboration with Girl Up, HCLTech will help empower young leaders and create greater education and employment opportunities through programs such as a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) boot camp. for social good with the theme “Safe Cities Powered by Technology”. an innovation lab, a mentorship program and a multi-day global leadership summit.

Feeding America: Feeding America is the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. Through this renewed partnership, HCLTech will work with Feeding America and food banks in places with high hunger rates. Through employee volunteer opportunities across the country, HCLTech will help fight food insecurity and food waste.

A planted tree: One Tree Planted offers people the opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment through reforestation projects around the world. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. HCLTech is committed to planting 100,000 trees in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico and continues local volunteer opportunities.

The HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCLTech, has invested over $110 million in programs that have positively impacted over 5.1 million lives across India. The company aims to expand its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to all global geographies in which it operates.

“At HCLTech, we are deeply committed to uplifting the communities in which we live and work,” said Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President and Director of the HCL Foundation. “Through these partnerships, we aspire to contribute to an inclusive and sustainable world through meaningful action on some of the most important issues facing the world, from food insecurity to the environment and equitable of education and work.

“HCLTech has been a consistent champion of efforts to foster more education and development opportunities for diverse workforces around the world,” said Melissa Kilby, Executive Director of Girl Up. “We are thrilled to partner with HCLTech and educate and invest in the next generation of transformative leaders of girls and youth in STEM, together. Our STEM for Social Good Bootcamp will help future generations of female technologists imagine and implement technology-driven solutions to make our cities safer and more accessible for everyone.

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