Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe in goodness. Goodness starts with the right tools, and we are committed to providing those tools to people in need. Dedicated to enhancing education, our efforts are focused on positively impacting the lives of underprivileged children across the globe. We are also devoted to improving our influence on the environment and we strive to reduce our customer’s carbon footprint, along with our own. We never sacrifice our values for the sake of short-term profit and are always determined to better ourselves so that future generations can benefit from our example.
Fair Chance Foundation
1E is the primary funder of the Fair Chance Foundation, whose aim is to improve the future livelihoods of disadvantaged children and young adults through education. The Fair Chance Foundation helps by directly funding education, and by promoting education as a means to a better life. 1E has committed to supporting several projects in India to help the foundation in their mission.
Manav Mandir Ashram
The Manav Mandir Ashram, located at Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi provides a home for destitute and orphaned children.
1E has supported the ashram from 2002 to 2022 (for 20 years) taking on responsibility for supporting 26 children and young adults with their education and life skills. 1E funded the children’s education in a private school, as well as provided after-school tutoring. We also provided the ashram with a school bus.
The children are bright and motivated and have the determination to do well at school/college given the right opportunities. Some of the children who completed their schooling in the past few years have gone on to become young adults and are now working / studying at colleges.
Ashok is currently working at HCL and pursuing bachelor’s in computer applications. Suparas is pursuing Diploma in Pharmacy. Shubham is pursuing hotel management from Institute of Hotel Management. Divya and Shikha are studying history in Delhi University. Prachi is getting trained from Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training. Rishi and Tarun were given opportunity to intern with 1E in the Noida office.
In addition to looking after the educational needs of the children, we also believe in providing help in other interrelated areas. To promote their wellbeing, we have employed a full time Child Psychologist to look after the pastoral care of the children. We organise workshops by experts on diet and decision- making, career counselling, sex education, amongst others. We also organise picnics and outings for them.
We implemented a mentoring programme with volunteers from our Indian office to help guide the children in Classes 11 and 12 in their decisions and preparation for university and beyond.
During the pandemic we gave them several laptops and sponsored an internet connection so that their online studies were uninterrupted. Since outings are not possible, we organised monthly lunches for them.
We provided medical insurance for all the children and as part of this, they have a health check-up and receive the flu vaccination every year.
Even though Manav Mandir closed in March 2022, we continue to support many of children and young adults as they pursue higher education. Our vision is to ensure that all the children are able to provide for themselves and lead independent lives once they complete their education.
Research Project in partnership with the University of Warwick
1E is funding a research project in Haryana, India with the University of Warwick and several Indian partners, including the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) to discover what is limiting girls’ chances of taking advantage of increasing education and life opportunities available within the National Capital Region.
Our aim is to develop sustainable programmes which can provide impartial guidance so policy makers and governments can make informed choices about which interventions are likely to have most impact.
The project will include a bass line survey to establish assumptions and attitudes, dissemination of the survey findings and development of policy interventions, development and implementation of intervention plans, monitoring and assessment, and then dissemination of knowledge to policy makers with recommendations for action. We want to see more girls through higher education in India as we believe it will help improve their future livelihoods.
Innocent World Charitable Society
Masoom Duniya is a school for physically and mentally challenged children run by the Innocent World Charitable Society. It takes special care of children suffering from Down’s syndrome.
The school was founded in December 2004 in Dwarka by Mr. Nayal. The school is run from Mr. Nayal’s house who is extremely dedicated to serving the children. The 33 students attending the school suffer from a range of problems. 1E pays the salaries for a speech therapist and a psychologist to come in and train the children. A special educator is also employed to manage the program with the aim of teaching the students the different life skills required in their everyday lives.