Tieto gives philanthropic donations
Yearly philanthropic donations is a long tradition at Tieto. This is one way how we engage and create value in the local communities where we operate. Our donations also represent our Season's Greeting gifts to our customers and employees. Three of the recipients in 2016 (for 2017) are supporting education for children, our future - My Dream Now, Sweden, and Identity Foundation and Lila Poonawalla Foundation, India. During 2017, we will also be sharing our support within the Finland 100 programme, celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence.
My Dream Now helps children pursue their future dreams
My Dream Now (Swe) is an organization focusing on building a bridge between companies and schools with the aim to inspire young students to fulfill their future dreams.
Tieto has engaged in My Dream Now in different ways since several years. We have had employees volunteering as class coaches, as well as students participating in study visits and job shadowing to inspire and increase their understanding of daily work life. In 2016, My Dream Now got one of our philanthropic donations.
Identity Foundation helps underprivileged children
Founded in 2003, Identity Foundation is a charitable trust in Pune, working with underprivileged children. We have supported Identity Foundation's Mobile Learning and Infotainment Centre (MLIC) buses since 2007. In 2016, Identity Foundation again received one of our yearly philanthropic donations.
The MLIC programme revolves around the utilization of two mobile learning and infotainment buses. Here underprivileged children, such as street children, can get literacy as well as life skills education. The MLIC’s also serve as information facilities by giving children an exposure to positive entertainment and providing useful information. In 2016, over 18 different MLIC activities or sub-programmes were conducted together with 24 partnering NGOs, reaching more than 6 100 children.
Lila Poonawalla Foundation empowers women to pursue higher education
Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) is an Educational Trust in India whose vision is to contribute to the empowerment of Indian women by supporting academically outstanding and financially deserving girls, through scholarship to pursue higher education. As part of our local engagement in India, Tieto decided to give one philanthropic donation to Lila Poonawalla.
Since its inception in 1996, over 8224 scholarships have been granted to 4135 deserving girls. The foundation gives Scholarships to the girls from Pune, Amaravati and Wardha district. LPF scholarships are merit-cum-need based scholarships. The highlight of the foundation is that it gives an outright grant to all the girls who are selected by the foundation Trustees.
Tieto joins Finland 100 programme in 2017
Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917 and will hence turn 100 years in 2017. Founded in 1968, Tieto has been part of almost half of the journey in building today’s Finland. To participate in the centenary and celebration, Tieto has decided to support the Finland 100 Programme.
The centenary of Finland’s independence will be the most significant commemorative year for this generation of Finns. The theme of the year is ‘Together´and the programme is developed together with participants. Tieto will be supporting projects in line with our corporate purpose of creating value for life.
Fo more information about our yearly philanthropic donations and social engagement, please read our Annual Report 2016.