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, HGS CSR philosophy is Work to give for a better tomorrow.

Employee Volunteering Program – Work to Give

Our people volunteer whole-heartedly for various social causes every year in good measure as CSR has become an integral part of HGS culture. Our employee volunteering program is called ‘Work to Give’.

We support around 32 non-profit and charitable organizations globally. Volunteers from across locations in Jamaica, Philippines, US, Canada, UK and India serve different local communities by contributing their time, skill and effort.

We organize at least 10 volunteering events each month which gives rise to more than 1,000 happy volunteer engagements. Over the last three years, more than 30,000 HGS volunteers have contributed over 120,000 volunteering hours to positively impact more than 500,000 lives.

Our CSR Programs

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

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Education: Promoting holistic education among underserved children

  • Road To School: Program which works with children in 14 schools across 16 marginalized communities to provide scholastic and non-scholastic support.
  • Smart Class Program: Technology enabled smart classrooms enrich teaching and learning experience for over 3,000 students.
  • English Proficiency Training: The 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: Provides over 300 meritorious students financial aid from high school to graduation.
  • Gyan Shakti: Project which enables 11 vernacular medium urban schools generate better learning outcomes, through English enhancement sessions, digital literacy and teacher training programs.
  • Holistic Development: Programs which 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: Portable and safe drinking water to 10,000 school students every day.
  • Water Body Restoration: Large-scale lake restoration project for the benefit of 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: Provides domain specific training to over 300 underserved youth every year to help them be 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 & Rural Development: Access to quality healthcare

  • Covid Care: We supported the setting up of full-fledged ICU wards and procurement of medical equipment at select hospitals to treat patients with Covid. 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 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

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