NEW DELHI: The telecom giant Huawei India today renewed its CSR focus and vision for supporting education and child healthcare by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Akshaya Patra Foundation at the Huawei R&D Center, Bengaluru.
With this MoU, Huawei will support Akshaya Patra with their mid-day meal programme for over 15,000 children. Apart from this, Huawei India will also support Akshaya Patra with food distribution vehicles and a kitchen upgrade programme.
Jay Chen, CEO Huawei India said, “With this MoU, we strive to align ourselves with the Government of India’s vision. We believe that an enterprise can survive, sustain its growth, and contribute to society only if it consistently aligns its core values and operational responsibilities with its social responsibilities. Along with financial support, we also aim to encourage our employees to be a part of this programme”
“At Huawei India, we strive to bridge gaps, both in the regions where we operate and within the organization, thereby establishing ourselves as a responsive organization, besides being a responsible one.”
N Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, said “This partnership reflects the commitment of Huawei as a global corporate citizen, to support the Government’s initiative. We look forward to creating a win-win industry ecosystem that promotes the sustainable development of the economy, society and environment”
Madhu Pandit Dasa , Chairman Akshaya Patra who signed the MoU on Akshaya Patra’s behalf said “The Akshaya Patra Foundation is pleased to partner with Huawei in this endeavor. We feel that this collaboration will add huge impetus in our effort to feed 5 million children by 2020. Such partnerships enable us to progress in our initiative to end classroom hunger”
Huawei is a proud member of the UN Global Compact and is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. The company is actively involved with trying to promote equal access to telecommunications and in helping to bridge the ‘Digital Divide’ between developing and developed nations.
In addition, Huawei continues to implement its flagship CSR program, Seeds for the Future, to facilitate global knowledge transfer, support local training, and increase digital inclusion. Thus far, Huawei has partnered with more than 150 universities to implement the program in 67 countries. About 15,000 students from five different continents have benefited from the program, including more than 1,700 who studied at Huawei’s headquarters in China. The most outstanding participants have since joined the ICT industry, and are actively contributing to its development.