While eClerx continues to provide expert outsourcing options, it has not lost sight of its responsibilities as a change agent for accelerating the pace of social and economic transformation across various segments.
Child rights and education is one such cause that resonates broadly within the eClerx family. The mission of eClerx Cares is committed to being participants of progress by supporting initiatives in education and child welfare to help measurably improve the lives of underprivileged children. We support education, including vocational education, of children who live in city slums, rural villages and tribal areas, and of workers who have lost their livelihood or are doing odd jobs.
The eClerx Cares Committee under the guidance of Board of Directors is responsible for championing all CSR initiatives of the Company. While the eClerx Cares Committee approves and monitors the project funding with different NGOs, the 'eClerx Cares Council' at each location champions our employee engagement initiatives. The council is responsible for increasing our reach to the society at large by participating in different engagement activities with our NGOs. Over the years there has been a huge increase in the lives touched due to the tireless efforts of the eClerx Cares team. Till date, we have touched more than 30,000 lives through our direct funding projects and employee engagement activities.
eClerx Cares currently works with 11 NGOs for who we have approved direct funding. Details of these NGOs and the projects are as below:
SAMPARC (6 projects impacting 2200+ lives): eClerx supports livelihood support for rural and tribal underprivileged children of interior villages of Maharashtra, school and hostel facilities for tribal and orphan students, sports training and vocational training support to rural school drop outs, and higher education support for senior girls of SAMPARC.
Sanskriti Samwardhan Mandal (SSM) (3,500 students supported through eClerx funding across 3 projects): Strengthening Resources for Emerging Excellence (SREE) – project to Quality Education. Project Sunrise – A project to carve rural athletes. Vocational Training Center – with an objective to empower unemployed rural youths with vocational skills making them self-reliant. Primary School upgrade – renovation and expansion of 50 year old school.
Magic Bus (Approximately 4900 kids benefitting from eClerx funding): eClerx funds the Child Education Program by Magic Bus for children living in shanties in the Mumbai and Pune. The objective of this program is work on the all-round holistic development of children from underprivileged communities using sports as a medium by motivating and mentoring them to develop positive attitudes and behaviours in 3 life values (Education, Health and Gender), understand the importance of play and ensuring the development socio-emotional skills. The Work Readiness program aims to help adolescents transit from their education to a sustainable livelihood by providing Career Guidance, Life-skills, Basic Spoken English and Computer Literacy skilling.
Muktangan: eClerx wholly funds 1 school (pre-school to Std. IX) in the central part of Mumbai. Support for 450+ students (including 26 differently abled children) and 50+ teachers. Children of defunct mill workers and odd job workers.
Lend-A-Hand-India (LAHI): eClerx funds to provide job and life skills training to 7,000+ young boys and girls as part of secondary school curriculum under ‘Project Swadheen’ in high schools all over Maharashtra. (Swadheen in Hindi means self-dependent). It provides students with hands-on experience in skills such as electrical wiring, welding, agriculture, animal husbandry, energy, environment, and home and health science. On the basis of the success demonstrated in 50 schools supported by eClerx, the program is now launched in 500 schools across Maharashtra with the Central and State Government funding covering 25,000 students.
Amar Bharat Vidyapeeth (Parivaar): eClerx funds education expenses of 1700+ students of the Parivaar School at Kolkata.
Snehalaya: Project focusing on girl child and education in Ahmednagar. eClerx funds the education expenses of 100 children of Snehalaya’s Shelter Home – kids removed from red light areas of Ahmednagar.
Antarang: Antarang equips economically vulnerable youth with core employability skills. eClerx supports the CareeReady Program for 17 to 25 year olds. The CareeReady program has seen over 81% of the youth engaged positively in a career direction of their choice.
Kaveri Vanitha Sevashrama (KVS) Bangalore: eClerx support to cover education expenses of 50+ orphan children.
Jyoti Sarup Kanya Aasra Society (JSKAS), Chandigarh: Girls home aiming to help the destitute, and abandoned girls. Currently there are girls ranging from two year infants to twenty three year olds. eClerx has funded the development of a computer / communication lab with 25 computers.
Dilasa Sanstha: A project outside of the central theme of eClerx Cares due to the extreme drought situation prevailing in Maharashtra over the last 3 years. The project was undertaken with a view to stop farmer suicides. eClerx adopted 9 villages in its effort towards drought eradication program through Natural Resource Management (NRM) with community participation. Activities conducted related to water and land management - Pasture Development, Horticulture - Soil Conservation Watershed Development, Creation of self-help groups, Implementation of income generating projects, Irrigation through Dam Canals, etc.