This International Women’s Day I feel proud to share that women empowerment lies at the heart of the Foundation.
On this occasion, sharing stories of two courageous women who in the face of adversities ensured their own Success!
The first story is that of Jacquiline Mary, Headmistress from a government school in Chennai. Jacquiline was instrumental in identifying an incident of two school boys being sexually abused by three local mechanics. She made sure that justice prevailed and helped the Police to arrest the culprits under the POCSO Act, 2012. The matter is now under investigation.
We need more such teachers who are brave enough to stand up on behalf of children.
The next story is that of Anisha Shinde, who chose to empower herself by joining the General Duty Assistant course in the SMART Academy for Healthcare, Mumbai. While dropping her daughter everyday to the school, she got inspired looking at young girls learning paramedical skills at the Academy. This motivated her to take up a course that could help her pursue a dignified living.
Women like Anisha tell us that age is never a bar to learn and educate oneself.
This occasion is a fitting tribute to congratulate the #heroes like them. Join me to support this year’s United Nations theme. Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.
Mumbai Academy Launch
I feel elated to share that Mr Anand G Mahindra inaugurated the third SMART Academy for Healthcare in Mumbai along with our stalwarts Mr Vineet Nayyar, Ms Rajyalakshmi Rao and Mr Ulhas N. Yargop and leaders from M&M and Tech Mahindra.
I am equally excited to share that we have been conferred the following awards in the recent times:
•The Economic Times 2Good for AII Round Excellence in CSR
•Top CSR Contributing to Skill Development in the ET Now World CSR Day
•Health Skilling Brand at 5th IHW Awards 2018
All our achievements would not have been possible without your continuous support in this journey. Thank you all for being a part of this journey.
#MainBhiHero: Rise with the new heroes of our society
With great pride and joy, I would like to share the film on #MainBhiHero, an initiative to raise awareness about the role of Paramedics in the Healthcare sector of India. The film talks about Individual Social Responsibility (ISR), and narrates how anyone can be a hero. Take a minute to watch the #MainBhiHero film.
Every individual who understands his or her Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) is a Hero. As Mr. CP Gurnani rightly points out, “With #MainBhiHero movement, we align an individual’s economic growth with contribution to the Healthcare sector of the country. #MainBhiHero is a movement that reaches out to the diverse sections of our society and leaves no life untouched and no hero unsung. It feels great to encourage our youth to Rise for Good.”
We urge you to be a Hero and join the movement. All you need to do is simply Refer a Hero who wants to or who is a good fit to pursue a career in paramedics and earn a respectable living.
A SPORTS MEET, #RiseForGood WAY
As you are aware, The Foundation mandates that 10% of all our beneficiaries are Persons with Disabilities. Moving with the mandate and the theme of the year, we supported the INCLU- SIVE SPORTS MEET. A day long event where students across with visual or speech or hearing impairment participated at par with others. The Inclusive Sports Meet included sports like Wheelchair Basket Ball, Relay Races, Needle and Thread Race, Bowling, 50 and 100 meters races, Shot Put among many oth- er. Besides the sports and games, the day was buzzing with a lot of smiles and happy faces.
I am happy to share that over 800 students from across 22 schools and 200+ Tech Mahindra Volunteers participated in the event. The Sports Meet was just a reflection of our intention to promote inclusivity as we impact lives as part of our work.
A big kudos to all TechM Volunteers for all their zeal and com- passion. Thanks for joining us as we #RiseForGood!
Keep watching the space for more inspiring stories.