Social impact projects

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Work to give for a better tomorrow

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HGS and the art of giving

We at HGS are committed to the welfare of the communities around us. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for us is deeply rooted in the passionate belief of Hinduja Group Founder Shri Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja: “My dharma is to work, so that I can give.” Inspired by this, the HGS CSR philosophy is “Work to give for a better tomorrow.”

Employee Volunteering Program – Work to Give

As CSR has become an integral part of HGS culture, our people volunteer wholeheartedly for various social causes every year in good measure. Our employee volunteering program is called “Work to Give.”

We support 30+ non-profit and charitable organizations globally. Volunteers from across locations in Jamaica, the Philippines, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India serve different local communities by contributing their time, skills, and efforts.

We organize at least 10 volunteering events each month, which gives rise to more than 1,000 happy volunteer engagements. Over the last five years, more than 47,000 HGS volunteers have contributed over 100,000 volunteering hours to positively impact more than 200,000 lives.

Our CSR Programs

Through our CSR programs, we reach out to the most marginalized and vulnerable sections of society and also contribute to environmental development. We support people and our planet by focusing on the following areas:

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Education: Promoting holistic education among underserved children

  • Road to School: This program works with children in 14 schools across 16 marginalized communities to provide scholastic and non-scholastic support.
  • Smart Class Program: These technology-enabled smart classrooms enrich teaching and learning experience for over 3,000 students.
  • English Proficiency Training: This program helps over 5,000 school students and 100 teachers strengthen their English language skills.
  • Meal Distribution: Over 5,000 children receive nutritious mid-day meals at schools to help them concentrate on learning.
  • Merit cum Means Scholarship Program: This program provides financial aid for over 300 meritorious students from high school to graduation.
  • Gyan Shakti: This project enables 11 vernacular medium urban schools generate better learning outcomes through English enhancement sessions, digital literacy, and teacher training programs.
  • Holistic Development: These programs deliver science- and technology-related education for over 2,000 students.
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Water: Providing access to clean water and promoting water conservation

  • Water for Schools Program: This program provides portable and safe drinking water to 10,000 school students every day.
  • Water Body Restoration: This large-scale lake restoration project is for the benefit of a local ecosystem.
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Skill Development: Training to enable financial independence and job equality for the marginalized and persons with disabilities

  • Youth Livelihood Program: This program provides domain-specific training to over 300 underserved youth every year to help them become gainfully employed.
  • Vocational Training: Through our skilling program for over 100 persons with disabilities, we provide vocational training and employment opportunities for self-sustenance and a better quality of life.
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Healthcare and Rural Development: Access to quality healthcare

  • COVID Care: We supported the setup of full-fledged ICU wards and procurement of medical equipment at select hospitals to treat patients with COVID-19. We also provided COVID care kits and doctor consultation to patients in home quarantine through our NGO partners.
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment: We have provided complete, quality care and counselling to more than 300 underprivileged patients suffering from TB.
  • Advanced Mobile Healthcare Unit: A medical vehicle equipped with diagnostic facilities, doctors, and medicine has provided over 20,000 rural community members access to free healthcare every year for more than three years in a row.

Video stories of our CSR programs