Project Aflatoun- Impacting education through entrepreneurship training
The HCL Grant recipient in 2017 under the Education category, MelJol is an NGO that focuses on children’s rights and responsibilities by developing their citizenship skills. Their focal point is the social and financial literary modules that aid students in understanding entrepreneurship and social order of the community, so they can drive their destiny. Their proposal project was centered on scaling up the ‘Aflatoun Social and Financial Education Programme’. Since the Grant, they have trained 540 teachers through 16 training workshops and introduced the programme in 711 schools that have reached out to 68,059 children.
Sujal Rao, a beneficiary of the programme says that through their curriculum he has learned skills such as entrepreneurship which has helped in shaping a better future for him. He realized that he can sell the idols at 55 per cent less market price, thereby making a profit of 50 per cent.
About HCL Grant:
Started in 2015, the HCL Grant is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment by HCL, through HCL Foundation, to strengthen and empower NGOs, engage with them, as well as recognize them for their path breaking work. Currently focused at rural development, the HCL Grant is awarded in three thematic categories, namely Environment, Health and Education. The Grant is designed to support breakthrough award winning projects to NGOs, that have a proven track record of evident impact, high credibility and distinct ability to deliver. NGOs that reach out to marginalized, isolated, underserved and underdeveloped rural communities in India, and work jointly to achieve sustainable socio-economic development.
HCL Grant awards the winning NGOs in each of the categories of Education, Health and Environment INR 5 crore for a 5 years project.
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Started in 2015, the HCL Grant is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment by HCL, through HCL Foundation, to strengthen and empower NGOs, engage with them, as well as recognize them for their path breaking work.
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