Maintec Technology's Corporate Social Responsibility Program: Brahmi
Based in North Carolina, Maintec Technologies operates an office in Bangalore, India and therefore maintains a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in both the USA and India. Maintec is proud to support the Brahmi Educational and Cultural Trust (www.Brahmi.org), a nonprofit, humanitarian organization in Bangalore, India dedicated to uplifting and educating disadvantaged rural children who have no access to educational resources. Without schools, teachers or opportunities for learning, disadvantaged children from poor families in rural areas often fall prey to child labor, and remain locked in a cycle of poverty for the rest of their lives.
Brahmi's mission is to transform the lives of rural, poor children through education by building schools in impoverished areas where there are no other educational opportunities. Maintec Technologies contributes one percent of our revenue to Brahmi. In addition, our employees voluntarily contribute one percent of their salary to the program.
Rural School Provides Elementary Education
Brahmi runs the Anjana Vidyakendra rural school, recognized by the Karnataka Education Department, in a village called Desapandaguttahalli in Anekal Taluk, about 40 km east of Bangalore.
Anjana Vidyakendra has already provided elementary education for children, teaching them nutrition, health, hygiene and cultural values.
Anjana Vidyakendra was conceived as an elementary school and currently provides quality education to 180+ children at pre-primary (4-6 years) and primary (1st through 7th graders between 6-14 years) levels. The school's supporters are gearing up to build the infrastructure and gather the necessary resources for opening a high school to maintain continuity of education for Anjana's current students.
Education & Technology: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
Maintec Technologies remains dedicated to supporting Brahmi. By involving all our internal and external stakeholders – from employees to customers -- we are able to help convert a disadvantaged population of India into educated, capable and useful human resources, which we require for our own existence as a company. We believe this partnership is a mutually beneficial approach to making a real difference to those in need. They are able to learn about the methods and culture of a corporate world, and to become active and responsible members of society.