IndiaCSR Awards: Huawei Technology Felicitated with Best Innovative CSR Project

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The E-Hope project aims to ignite the spark among the school children and the teachers by providing access to connectivity and communications for all. The programme is planned to reach out to about 100,000 children on an annual basis. Huawei launched the E-hope for Rural Education program in October 2010. It aimed to bridge the distance to outside world through computers for students in rural areas and enable the students to conveniently obtain a wide range of information and knowledge. Huawei then planned to provide computers, Internet access, and information technology training to 1,000 public schools across India.

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NEW DELHI: : Huawei Technology has been conferred with the prestigious India CSR Community Initiative award for its CSR Project in Education. Ramu Patchala, Director, Public Affairs &  Communication, Suresh Vaidyanathan, Head- Media Relations, PACD, Subhashini Rajaram, Public Affairs & Communication and also Abhinav Sinha, Public Affairs & Communication of Huawei Technology, received the award from Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Rusen Kumar, Managing Editor, IndiaCSR and CSR & COMPETITIVENESS during the Annual India CSR Awards Ceremony held at PHD House, New Delhi on April 6, 2015.

Huawei’s E-hope aims to equip school students with basic technical know how and access to the latest information, technology and computer systems. By promoting equal access to connectivity, the program contributes significantly to bridging the digital divide. This initiative is being implemented to make students aware and acquaint with the latest technology by providing computers to needy schools in rural India.

There may not be a single-shot solution to resolve India’s education problems, but the innovative computer based functional literacy programmes initiated under the e -Hope project has the potential to do just that.

The e-Hope project believes that good quality education in High Schools can be a firm foundation for the bright future of children. This programme is aimed at taking computer literacy to the students studying in remotest High Schools in remotest villages of the country.

The programme is planned to reach out to about 100,000 children on an annual basis. The goal of the project is to bring High School students closer to outside world by providing faster access to the latest information, and ultimately improving life and expose the students to wide range of appropriate technologies including transfer of scientific knowledge.

The broad vision of the project is to have a society where, access to information, use of technology and collaborative action make its members progress towards growth and prosperity. The project seeks the development of progressive individuals and effective communities, responsible choices about socio-economic, educational, technological development, and an eco system which can support progressive human societies.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Rusen Kumar, Managing Editor, IndiaCSR and CSR & COMPETITIVENESS handing over the Award to Ramu Patchala, Director, Public Affairs & Communication and Subhashini Rajaram, Public Affairs & Communication at Huawei .

E-HOPE PROJECT

The aim is to build a bridge to the outside world through computers for students in rural areas and enable the students to conveniently obtain a wide range of information and knowledge. To fulfill this goal, Huawei planned to provide computers, Internet access, and information technology training to 1,000 public schools across India over the next three years. This initiative also facilitates training of 1000 IT teachers to help students familiarize with computing and internet.

About IndiaCSR Awards

Instituted by IndiaCSR group, ‘IndiaCSR Awards’ is an endeavour to promote reporting and communication in the CSR domain in our country. It is a milestone and an iconic event that acknowledges the unique and extraordinary contributions in the CSR domain. This is a premium honour that recognizes the most admired and outstanding CSR initiatives and ventures in India. The awards acknowledge the noble contributions in the CSR domain that are raising benchmarks by bringing radical and transformative change in the development arena through innovation and excellence.

The IndiaCSR Awards, in 21 categories, were opened to all organizations registered in India that engage in social responsibility. The Awards was opened for nomination by all companies, corporate funded foundations and partnerships operating in India.

The vision of the initiative is to identify and recognize the corporate best practices of ongoing Corporate Responsibility initiatives in various domains in the country and mission is to inspire, encourage, and facilitate corporate social responsibility awareness and practices among corporate India. The aim of the Awards is to recognize the best CSR and innovative projects, and translating best practices into concrete action on the ground. The awards encourage the organizations on social projects or programmes to increase the recogniznition of CSR principles in their operations.

This exciting and need based initiative focuses on successful partnerships between business and society, with particular emphasis on collaborative projects that tackle contemporary social issues through innovations and action oriented interventions.

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