Mindteck, a global technology company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE 517344), has provided targeted funding to enhance the state-of-the-art computer lab run by Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. The lab is part of the newly-constructed block of Samarthanam Trust recently inaugurated in the presence of the Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot, and Union Chemicals and Fertilizer Minister, Ananth Kumar, who praised the efforts of the Trust in empowering ‘differently-abled’ citizens in the state.
Mindteck’s funding of “Dialer Software”, which will be used via JAWS (Job Access with Speech) software, will help blind and visually impaired users to read screens either by text-to-speech output or by a refreshable braille display. It will enable Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled to employ over 40 visually challenged individuals.
WE CARE is Mindteck’s framework for honoring its commitments and making a lasting difference for communities, shareholders, clients, partners and employees around the globe. The pillars of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives are global education and targeted, local giving. Learning and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of its commitment to championing others and stewarding meaningful causes.
Mr. Yusuf Lanewala, Mindteck’s Chairman and Managing Director, commented, “Samarthanam, under the leadership of Mahantesh, has done commendable work toward creating an inclusive society. We are very proud to be a part of this important initiative that develops employability skills.”
Mr. Mahantesh, Founder and Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, commented, “We are happy to be associated with Mindteck and thank them for the support extended toward our efforts in creating an inclusive society—by empowering persons with disabilities through accessible technology.”
About Samarthanam Trust
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is a non-profit organization that works for the differently-abled and is based in Bengaluru, India. Samarthanam supports the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged to keep in pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training and placement-based rehabilitation. The long-term focus of Samarthanam is shaping an inclusive society that provides opportunities—without any discrimination—for the development of the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people. www.samarthanam.org
About Mindteck (India) Limited
Mindteck, a global technology company, provides Product Engineering solutions and Information Technology services to top-tier Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, leading universities and government entities worldwide. Its depth of knowledge and niche expertise in embedded systems and enterprise applications is complemented by dedicated Centers of Excellence in wireless design and storage testing. Mindteck has offices in the US, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Germany, Bahrain and India, and four development centers: one each in the US and Singapore, and two in India (Kolkata and Bangalore). The company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE 517344) and is among a select group of global companies appraised at Maturity Level 5, Version 1.3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). It is also a Founding Member of ‘The Atlas online’ – an interactive tool that provides visualizations of growth opportunities for over one hundred countries worldwide – for the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. www.mindteck.com