SMART (Skills for Market Training) is Tech Mahindra Foundation’s flagship employability programme, with 100 centres providing skill development in 12 cities. In addition, the Foundation runs 6 Tech Mahindra SMART Academies in Healthcare and Logistics as its flagship programme in employability. Over the years, SMART has successfully trained approximately one lakh young men and women, with a placement rate of over 75%. Its robust processes, stringent monitoring system and industry-led approach, has created a model for scaling up skill development while maintaining high training standards.
Tech Mahindra Foundation is committed to teacher empowerment, enrichment in learning opportunities for children, effective school governance and enhancing parental involvement in school education. In the domain of education, Shikshaantar is the Foundation’s training programme for teachers. The Foundation runs two premier in-service teacher capacity building institutes called In-Service Teacher Education Institutes (ITEIs) in North Delhi and East Delhi Municipal Corporations.
The Foundation also works in approximately 40 government schools through its ARISE (All Round Improvement in School Education) programme with the objective of holistic development of children in these schools.
Disability is the third major area of intervention for Tech Mahindra Foundation. The Foundation works towards ensuring that Persons with Disabilities have the opportunity for a better future and dignified lives. This is done through two programmes: ARISE+ (All Round Improvement in Special Education) and SMART+ (Skills-for Market Training for Persons with Disabilities). The Foundation mandates that 10% of all its beneficiaries are Persons with Disabilities.