COVID Relief Program

Helping India in its fight against COVID-19

"Our Resolve to Rise, together"

Supporting the Society in Emergency

Tech Mahindra Foundation sensed that the COVID-19 pandemic made the social disparities more evident as people from the vulnerable communities suffer from hunger and have little access to safety gear. Within two weeks of the lockdown in March 2020, we had gauged the enormity of what we could be staring at, and had articulated our goal for COVID Relief with the statement: “To direct the support towards the most vulnerable population segments in the quickest possible time.” This statement has guided us towards taking quick decisions and staying focused during these wickedly unpredictable times. 

To combat the consequences of the pandemic, we are relentlessly working to direct the support towards the most vulnerable population including Healthcare workers, Security Personnel, Sanitation Workers, Migrant Workers, Farmers, Transgenders Community, Elderly People, Daily Wagers, Persons with Disabilities and more.

Just when we thought that the end of the COVID pandemic was on the horizon, the second wave came upon us stronger than ever. In the Second Wave of the Pandemic, focus has shifted to supporting hospitals with critical medical infrastructure, including oxygen cylinders, concentrators, beds, cardiac monitors and other supplies. We ramped up our training programs to upskill healthcare professionals and frontline workers.

Our Immediate Relief Work

Our COVID Relief Work continues to impact lives through 549 COVID Relief Programs across 17 states in the country, in the following focus areas (as of 10 July 2021):

  • 9,05,292 benefitted from Dry Ration Kits which were distributed to support families suffering from the financial crisis.
  • 4,87,641 Cooked Meals were served to migrant workers, daily-wage earners and others.
  • 305,000 people were benefitted from sanitized Community Toilets in slums of Mumbai and Pune through Flush the Virus, a project in association with UNICEF India and Triratna Prerana Mandal (TPM).
  • 61,810 PPE Kits were distributed to the frontline workers to enhance the capacity to respond to the crisis.
  • 55 Hospitals were supported with Medical Equipment and Consumable including ventilators and Supplies to augment the healthcare efforts of the government.
  • 8,34,443 Masks were distributed to control the spread of infection.
  • 1,162 Laptops & Tablets were distributed to help students continue learning and make online classes available to all students.

The Foundation acknowledges that the response to this pandemic will not be effective unless it is also equitable and thus, we are working at an exceptional scale and speed to mitigate the risk and impact of this unprecedented crisis. 

Geographies covered:  Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

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COVID Rehabilitation Initiatives

The Foundation anticipated the lasting impact of this unprecedented crisis and hence decided to start long-term sustainable initiatives. The following are the COVID rehabilitation initiatives of TMF:
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In response to the global pandemic, a course titled Hospital Hygiene Assistants has been started with the Health Sector Skill Council to train youth as part of the SMART Academies for Healthcare.

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The Foundation is also engaged at training frontline workers like sanitization workers, social workers, and Aanganwadi workers on COVID Swayam Suraksha during the year.

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To ensure that learning never stops and bridge the digital divide, TMF has distributed digital tablets, laptops and desktops to youth across our project locations.

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TMF also focused on the capacity building of government school teachers to identify and evaluate psychological difficulties faced by children and the early signs of abuses and how to raise awareness to keep them safe.

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Tech Mahindra Foundation is building the capacity of government school teachers in digital literacy and pedagogy and cybersecurity to create happier and safer classrooms and curb the increase in cybercrime and child abuse during the pandemic.

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In response to the global pandemic, a course titled Hospital Hygiene Assistants has been started with the Health Sector Skill Council to train youth as part of the SMART Academies for Healthcare.

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The Foundation is also engaged at training frontline workers like sanitization workers, social workers, and Aanganwadi workers on COVID Swayam Suraksha during the year. We are inviting NGOs to become a part of the COVID Swayam Suraksha front-line training available in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, and Telugu. Register here.

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To ensure that learning never stops and bridge the digital divide, TMF has distributed digital tablets, laptops and desktops to youth across our project locations.

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TMF also focused on the capacity building of government school teachers to identify and evaluate psychological difficulties faced by children and the early signs of abuses and how to raise awareness to keep them safe.

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Tech Mahindra Foundation is building the capacity of government school teachers in digital literacy and pedagogy and cybersecurity to create happier and safer classrooms and curb the increase in cybercrime and child abuse during the pandemic.

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TMF also upskilled Nurses through Simulation-based training on Ventilators for critical management of COVID-19 patients with comorbidities.

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"Mind@Ease" platform launched for Counselling Services, with a focus on Mental Health & Wellbeing, in association with Tech M’s Makers’ Lab.

Volunteering

Our Tech Mahindra volunteers have devoted 14,080 hours to COVID Relief and ongoing volunteering drives. In certain instances, these volunteers have traveled over 700 km to extend their support to communities.  

Our CEO's Blog

On the Frontline: Sowing the Seeds of Relief

Rakesh Soni, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Read More

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Touched lives through 549 COVID Relief Programs across 17 states in India

Collaborated Initiatives

Help India Breathe: Setting up Oxygen Plants

We’ve joined hands with Mission Oxygen to set up 50 Oxygen Plants for Charitable and Government Hospitals Across India. This partnership will endeavour to provide immediate access to oxygen to hospitals, nursing homes and medical care facilities, especially in tier-2 cities. Know More

Help India Breathe: Meeting Oxygen Supply with Demand

The Foundation has collaborated with Oxygen for India to distribute 3,000 oxygen concentrators and 40,000 oxygen cylinders across India to help resolve the oxygen crisis. Know More

Human Stories

Awards and Recognitions for COVID Work

The following awards were conferred upon Tech Mahindra Foundation across regional and national platforms for the COVID initiatives:

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5th CSR Health Awards (Bronze Category) for our COVID Relief Program

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India CSR Awards 2021 for Best Corporate Foundation COVID-19 Relief Project (Large Impact) Category

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Gold in CSR Times Awards 2020 for COVID Relief Program

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CSR Health Impact Awards 2020 in COVID Protection Project category

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Rotary Club COVID Warrior Award 2020 for our diverse COVID Relief work across Tamil Nadu

CII Telangana honours for being a Partner in CSR & COVID Relief Initiatives for the year 2020-21

Confederation of India Industry, Telangana recognises Tech Mahindra Foundation's CSR & COVID Relief Initiatives for the year 2020-21

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Mahatma Award 2020 for Social Good

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Tech Mahindra's #ResolveToRise

  • Our parent company, Tech Mahindra Limited (TML) has organised exclusive COVID-19 vaccination drives across their campuses and network hospitals. These drives are initiated for a hassle-free experience for all associates of both TML and the Foundation, and their families. 
  • Also, TML has launched various initiatives to help India in its fight against COVID-19 by setting up COVID Care Centres, provided tele-calling support to NGOs, created COVID SOS applications and hundreds of our associates are catering to medical requirements across the country. Know More

*as on 10 July 2021

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