Sustainability

Corporate Social
Responsibility in India
Corporate Social Responsibility in India

making a difference

 

NVIDIA has long been committed to corporate responsibility and making a difference in our local and global communities. Since 2008, we’ve actively leveraged our employees, technology, partners, and financial donations to support a variety of causes and activities in communities near our three sites in India – Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune. Now, through the CSR rules in the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, we’re able to further our impact in India with strategic investments focused on education and girls’ empowerment. View our CSR Policy and learn about our partnerships with established local NGOs below.

Empowering Women through Education
and Technology Training

NGO PARTNER: ANUDIP FOUNDATION FOR
SOCIAL WELFARE

The Anudip Foundation will run a digital livelihood training and placement program for 300 girls and women from impoverished communities. The program will serve Hyderabad and Rangareddy and includes an intensive 12-week course in basic computer skills, financial literacy, and corporate readiness. Its primary focus is on helping women develop career paths and secure jobs in the corporate sector.

Anticipated Timeline: April 2017 – April 2018

NGO PARTNER: SAMARTHANAM TRUST FOR THE DISABLED

This program will train 200 disabled and underprivileged women through a three-month residential computer skills training course. The curriculum is focused on basic computer skills and relevant industry requirements, as well as training sessions on business etiquette, job searching, and job interviews.

Anticipated Timeline: April 2017 – April 2018

PARTNER: FEMINIST APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY

Feminist Approach to Technology will continue operation of its NVIDIA-funded Pune Tech Center, which opened in 2016. The group will offer training in photography and filmmaking for students who have completed basic computer skills training courses, and expand its program to new students to begin basic training.

Anticipated Timeline: April 2016 – April 2018

NGO PARTNER: GYANODAYA FOUNDATION

This foundation will expand its Slum Innovation project to serve Bangalore and Hyderabad, in addition to offering support to existing projects in Pune and Mumbai. The curriculum includes intensive training in programs such as computer science, robotics, and web design. The project goal is to teach leadership and entrepreneurial skills to girls and women from rural areas and urban slums.

Anticipated Timeline: April 2016 – April 2018

NGO PARTNER: WORLD ASSOCIATION OF
GIRL GUIDES AND GIRL SCOUTS

This program is designed to develop a computer skills course for young women in Pune who have recently completed secondary education and are preparing to look for jobs. It aims to inspire girls to pursue technology careers by developing their skills and providing them with expert guidance.

Anticipated Timeline: April 2016 – April 2018

NGO PARTNER: ANANYA TRUST

Ananya Trust provides education for first-generation female learners in a safe and unique learning space, enabling them to become economically and emotionally independent. NVIDIA will sponsor the educational and living expenses of 23 girls, and fund important campus improvements, to increase academic achievement and improve the school’s hygiene and safety infrastructure.

Anticipated Timeline: April 2015 – April 2016

NGO PARTNER: K.C. MAHINDRA EDUCATION TRUST

This trust encourages girls to attend school and ensure their holistic development through provision of material and academic support. NVIDIA’s funding will provide educational support for 500 girls studying in primary school in Hyderabad for two years. The goal is to increase attendance, improve academic performance, reduce dropout rates, and encourage the pursuit of continuing education.

Anticipated Timeline: May 2015 – May 2017

Creating Libraries to Improve Literacy

NGO Partner: Sewa International
(Akshar Bharati Project)

This project nurtures reading habits in children ages 5 to 15 years, from underprivileged and remote areas, by facilitating access to literature. NVIDIA’s support will be used to set up and procure books for 50 community libraries at schools and nonprofits around Pune, and to build and operate a mobile library for one year. This effort is expected to improve the literacy of 10,000 students.

Anticipated Timeline: August 2015 – January 2016