Since its inception, Tech Mahindra Foundation has benefited over 2.5 million children and young people through its programs in education and employability.
Tech Mahindra, our IT Company, contributes 1.5 percent of its profit after tax annually to corporate citizenship initiatives, the majority of which goes to the Tech Mahindra Foundation. The foundation partners with 55 NGOs to build relationships with local communities and promote vocational, technical and professional educational programs that empower women, children, the disabled and the economically disadvantaged.
At Mahindras, CSR means not just the sharing of our wealth, but of our time and of ourselves.
Chairman - Mahindra Group
How we help build better lives
Tech Mahindra Foundation's work in education focuses on three areas – whole school turn-around, teacher empowerment and learning enrichment. Through these programs, we are not only improving the quality of infrastructure and education in government schools and improving teacher competencies across India.
With a belief that educated and skilled young women and men are a country's true strength, Tech Mahindra Foundation runs a large employability program to equip young people with skills that make them more employable. Our flagship program, SMART or Skills for Market Training, helps young adults from urban communities gain skills to participate in the new economy
Tech Mahindra's initiatives in technical education are driven through Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI). Under MEI, the foundation supports Mahindra Ecole Centrale in Hyderabad, a pioneer in world-class engineering studies. MEC signifies the rise of the global engineer, a new paradigm made possible by a collaboration between Mahindra Group, École Centrale Paris and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad.
The foundation’s flagship employability program, SMART or Skills for Market Training, focuses on first generation learners who have minimum educational background and typically lack the skills required for getting jobs in a competitive economy.
Shikshaantar, which means creating a difference through education, is the foundation’s second flagship initiative. The most important component of the Shikshaantar program is capacity building and training of teachers, principals, school inspectors, education officers, leaders and management officials.