CA TECHNOLOGIES INDIA
CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business—from apparel to energy—is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, at CA we create software that fuels transformation for companies in the application economy.
At CA Technologies, giving is part of the company culture and one of the most rewarding and fulfilling aspect of an employee’s life. CA Technologies supports organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of people in the community they live in, with primary focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. This is done by supporting a wide range of local non-profit organizations combined in conjunction with employee volunteering efforts.
In India, CA Technologies partners with various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to help improve the quality of education in the economically backward sections of the society. In partnership with HOPE Foundation, CA Technologies has adopted HOPE School since 2004. As part of this, primary education (up to grade 4) is provided including breakfast and meals, bags, books, school uniforms, tuitions and other basic amenities besides meeting the complete operating costs. Parents of students are counselled from time to time to ensure parents understand the importance of education and reduce drop-out rates. CA Technologies employees volunteer for various activities such as helping organize Independence and Republic Day, children’s day, school annual day, graduation day, excursion and teaching over weekends. Certain teams even convert their team outing into CSR activity with the kids.
CA Technologies also runs a program “4X4” in partnership with the NGO, India Literacy Project (ILP) wherein four schools have been adopted within four kilometers’ radius of Hyderabad campus impacting 800 plus students. In the past one year, the school infrastructure has been redone with respect to classrooms, toilets, clean drinking water, compound wall, educational mural paintings etc. The highlight of this turnaround has been digital classrooms in all four schools.
It’s not just infrastructure activities but in keeping with the motto of improving the “quality of education” quarterly teachers training is conducted at the CA Technologies, Hyderabad campus both by employees as well as external trainers to train teachers in engaging teaching methodologies to improve learning retention in students. CA Technologies employees have volunteered enthusiastically in helping turnaround the schools both in terms of giving time as well as voluntarily raising funds to conduct sports and annual day.
CA Technologies also partners with the NGO, Youth for Seva (YFS), in sponsoring their flagship event “Chiguru” meaning budding in Telugu. This annual inter-school sporting, cultural and literary fest showcases talents of under privileged kids in and around Hyderabad and nearby rural areas. Also, CA Technologies is the proud sponsor of 26 tuition centers impacting 250 students.
With another large NGO partner in the field of education, CA Technologies has sponsored Science Labs in three districts of Maharashtra impacting 2500 plus students and Second Chance program in the Old City of Hyderabad helping 108 young women continue with their education.
There have been lot of proud moments along the journey – reduction of drop-out rate by girl students, community involvement, marriage postponement of a girl student, government action in terms of releasing funds, increase in enrollment etc.
CA Technologies also organizes CA Together in Action, a worldwide volunteer initiative, providing employees with the opportunity to take time off during the work day to participate in a variety of volunteer activities. Employees can also contribute to the non-profit of their choice with a one-to-one company match of up to $10,000 each fiscal year and are given five business days to volunteer with any NGO of their choice.
While the journey has been positive, impactful and gratifying, there is a lot more to be done and the employee volunteers are keen to continue making a difference.