Greater Chennai Police Commissioner inaugurated HCL Foundation’s Career Advancement Training Center (CATC) at Arumbakkam Police Boys & Girls Club and flagged off an Excellence Sports Bus. The CATC, launched as a part of the Gurukul project under HCLF’s flagship urban development program HCL Uday, will provide coaching for underprivileged aspirants of various government entrances. The Excellence Sports Bus will provide players safe travel to different locations for the purpose of participating in different tournaments and championships. It also aims to spread awareness about sports in communities and schools.
HCL Foundation and Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) signed an MOU under HCL Harit, its flagship programme for environment action, to afforest a land parcel in Lucknow. The MOU was signed between Shri. Awanindra Kumar Singh, Executive Engineer, Zone 1, LDA, and Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Director, HCL Foundation in the esteemed presence of Mr. Ranjan Kumar, IAS, Commissioner, Lucknow Division, Mr. Akshay Tripathi, IAS, Vice Chairman, LDA, and Mr. Pawan Kumar Gangwar, Secretary, LDA.
On 8th March 2022, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, HCL Foundation in partnership with Access Development Services, inaugurated a common facility-cum-food processing unit at Barola village, Noida. The facility, aimed at supporting upcoming women micro-entrepreneurs, will provide training to women to make roasted millet products and handmade cookies and at the same time will act as a hub to help women build food enterprise. The products will also be made available in HCLF’s ‘My E-Haat’ portal.
On 14th March 2022, HCL Foundation announced the winners of the seventh edition of HCL Grant, a flagship program supporting NGOs in the sustainable transformation of rural India. Three winners were chosen, in three key thematic categories, namely Environment, Health and Education. The esteemed Jury members, Ms. Robin Abrams, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Mr. B. S. Baswan, Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Dr. Richard Lariviere and Mr. Shiv Nadar, selected the top three winners in each category. HCL Foundation congratulates the following winners: Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) – in Environment category The Association of People with Disability – in Health category
With HCL Samuday’s vision to chart a sustainable future for the community in Hardoi, Mr Alok Varma (Project Director, HCL Foundation) inaugurated 24 electric garbage loaders in March. Facilitating a structured solution to the problem of improper waste disposal, this intervention will pave a cleaner future for 34300 households in 129 wards through the door-to-door waste collection! Equipped with a hydraulic lifting system along with different compartments for wet and dry waste, plus a separate bin for hazardous waste, the e-garbage loaders will reinforce effective waste collection and segregation.
Together they will work in 11 blocks of Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh to develop solar projects for irrigation, agro-processing, cold storage, and climate change mitigation for livelihood improvement. The partnership is aimed at creating positive changes in the lives of farmers and low-income rural community members by replacing fossil fuels with low-carbon and low-cost solar energy. As part of this collaboration, eight community solar pumps will be installed, operated, and maintained in two villages of Hardoi where farmers currently rely on diesel pumps and lack access to reliable and affordable irrigation.