NASSCOM Foundation collaborates with Tietoevry
My Kartavya, a NASSCOM Foundation project in collaboration with Tietoevry, is the driving force behind the mentorship programme for NGOs called Social Innovation Catalyst. At a virtual event, the program’s three-month mentoring phase’s results were presented. The non-profits received funds in addition to intensive coaching to help them with funding and outreach.
During the event, eight carefully chosen non-profits delivered a thorough presentation on their project, the practical difficulties they faced, the extent of their outreach, the Tietoevry experts’ solutions, and the potential influence they could have.
The members of the jury were Vishal Thakur, Head Of Tech for Good, NASSCOM Foundation, Sarang Dewaikar, Head of European Deliveries, Sharanayya Kantikar, Head of Digital Innovation, EVRY India (A Tietoevry Company).
The jury noted that society is interlaced with technology and innovation in today’s environment of rapid change. It is time to shift perspectives at Tietoevry from what technology can accomplish to what it should do in order for business, humanity, and civilizations to coexist and prosper in the future.
Tietoevry is able to expedite technology, innovation, and adoption for social benefit because to this cooperative effort. Experienced business and technology professionals from Tietoevry provided their knowledge, insights, and mentoring to chosen NGOs as part of this specially curated innovation initiative. As a reward for participating, the non-profits received catalytic awards at the end of the event. The top grants went to the Inclusive Divanjgan Entrepreneur Association, Missing Link, and Nourishing School.
The CEO of NASSCOM Foundation, Nidhi Bhasin, spoke on the My Kartavya volunteer programme and said that “India’s social sector has always been a lively one, with over 3.17 million registered non-profits working across numerous disciplines. But in this industry, growing capacity has always been difficult, even with the help of technology. Our TechForGood programmes are focused on building an enabling ecosystem for India’s social sector because it will determine how rapidly we can grow efforts for social transformation.
On the occasion, Raj Mohan, Managing Director and Country Manager, Tietoevry India said “We, at Tietoevry, believe in harnessing the power of purposeful technology that makes businesses run and societies thrive. Our partnership with NASSCOM Foundation for the Social Innovation Catalyst program is another step in this direction; our experienced technology professionals are providing mentorship to eight selected non-profits and helping them use technology innovatively for greater social impact.”
The following selected non-profits received technical, strategic, and marketing mentoring through this initiative to assist them improve their operations for greater impact:
• Indian Music Experience Museum (IME), India’s first interactive music museum, is run by Missing Link Trust, one of the country’s leading public art and education organizations.
• People with intellectual disabilities have access to comprehensive education, training, and occupational options, through the Muskaan Papeid Society.
• A non-profit organization called Nourishing School works to improve nutrition in all children. Renovatio Foundation strives for revolution through cutting-edge education and social interventions that give students and adults access to health, happiness, and greatness.
• An NGO with a base in Bangalore called Key Education Foundation (KEF) works to raise the standard of Early Childhood Education (ECE) for kids from underprivileged neighbourhoods.
The Social Innovation Catalyst programme, part of the My Kartavya project, was launched this year with the goal of enhancing the non-profit ecosystem through technical assistance and professional mentoring. Eight NGOs were eventually selected for the programme after 175 organizations applied initially.