Program to support education for children from 10 SOS Children’s Villages across India
Focus on digital literacy to provide computers and internet connections for SOS Children’s Village in Faridabad
Huawei India forms a CSR Executive Team to oversee CSR initiatives in India
Huawei India today announced its CSR partnership program Daksha with SOS Children’s Villages India with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to support education and child welfare. As a part of the Daksha program, Huawei India connects with 982 children to support quality education for children living in 10 SOS of India across Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Aiming to bridge the digital divide, Dakhsa program also provides for computers and internet facilities to 20 family homes in SOS Children’s Village Greenfields Faridabad (Haryana) to help unlock the digital world for the children living in the SOS Children’s Villages.
Mr. Jay Chen, CEO Huawei India said, “We believe that sustainable development is possible only when organizations align their corporate goals to the development goals of communities. At Huawei, we are committed to giving back to the community where we operate in. The Daksha initiative will be an umbrella program under which we aim to support children and students—our future resource, with holistic development and adequate digital literacy in line with the vision laid down by the Government of India”.
Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Department of Electronic & Information Technology (DeiTY) said “Education is the key to creating opportunities, and this partnership reflects the commitment of Huawei as a global corporate citizen, to support the Government’s initiative. We look forward to a win-win industry ecosystem that promotes the sustainable development of the society and economy”.
Applauding this initiative, Ms Anuja Bansal, Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India, said “An initiative like Daksha offers great encouragement to us and strengthens our resolve towards improving lives of once parentless and abandoned children under our care. This support will give a big push towards empowering the SOS Children with quality education as well as opening up their world with computers and internet facilities. Our constant endeavor through our programmes is to equip our children with holistic development and integrating them in society. We strive to give the SOS children a normal childhood and opportunities to grow up and become successful, contributing members of society. I am confident that through this partnership with Huawei India, we will continue to grow our programmes from strength to strength.”
Huawei has also established a CSR Committee and CSR Executive Team to ensure that its CSR strategy is effectively implemented, including technical planning, implementation, and supervision in line with company’s global ethos as well as Government of India’s guidelines.
Huawei is a proud member of the UN Global Compact and is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. With a history of CSR initiatives in India, Huawei India has been consistent in designing programs and campaigns that support education and community development at various levels. The Daksha CSR program also provides for support of mid-day meal for over 15,000 children and kitchen upgrade programs; partnering with three Engineering Universities to set-up Innovation Labs in the areas of SDN/NFV, IoT and Big Data to promote skill development in future-oriented technologies; provide scholarship support to 80 engineering students to support higher education. Additionally, Huawei’s e-Hope program also works to distribute Computers & Tablets in Government Schools across India. Huawei’s community development program in Bangalore has initiated to construct toilets in government schools, and drinking water projects in villages.