Mahindra Satyam Foundation
Deploying ICT to empower society.
The Mahindra Satyam Foundation is the largest corporate volunteering program in the country with 16,000 registered volunteers who have contributed 850,000 volunteer hours in 2009-10. We use our core competencies—technology, process, and management—as change agents to create the greatest impact on people’s lives.
We approach our volunteering projects with the same high standards that we apply to our corporate work, engaging the full-cycle leadership concept to improve efficiency and delivery. A Magnificent Seven (M7) team of seven or more volunteers take ownership of a project within a program. The team conceptualizes, organizes, and implements the project from start to finish, creating ownership and responsibility for each initiative. There are 570 M7 teams at work today across our chapters in Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai and Bhubaneswar.
Our work focuses in four core areas: education, livelihood, empowering persons with disability, and health. We work with students in government schools to improve the quality of their education, providing school supplies, infrastructure support, summer camps, and regular mentoring in English, mathematics, science, and basic computer skills. Similarly, our livelihood programs are based on developing skill sets and practical knowledge to equip people for success in the job market. Our initiatives to empower persons with disabilities focus on integration with broader society through employment and training, workshops, fundraising events, and awareness days. Finally, we conduct regular blood donation drives across all Mahindra Satyam locations—in fact, we are the largest corporate blood donor to the Red Cross in India.
In 2005, our commitment to our communities was recognized with the Corporate Citizen Award for Corporate Social Responsibility from Business World and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) and Industry’s Socio-Economic Development Foundation (SEDF).