Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytics solutions company, today announced that it is strategically partnering with SOS Children’s Villages India to support all round development of once parentless and abandoned children in SOS Village Alibag, near Mumbai.
In keeping with the organization’s philanthropic spirit, Teradata will support the “Sponsor a Family Under Family Based Care Program” which reaches over 6500 girls and boys in 32 children’s villages across India. Each village has 15-20 ‘Family Homes,’ a Family Based Care (FBC) system where each Family Home has 10 children on average and a SOS Mother. Teradata has pledged to support one Family Home in the Alibag SOS Village and under this program, will provide all-around development, including education, nutrition, health and psychological development, until the children are settled either in a career or in marriage. Teradata employees will also support the program through volunteering initiatives across a number of locations.
Announcing the initiative, Mr. Sunil Jose, Managing Director, Teradata India, commented,“Children are the cornerstone of any society and their all-round development is key to the success and prosperity of any country. At Teradata we strongly believe that children need to be nurtured as key contributors to our future society. The partnership with SOS Children’s Villages of India is in keeping with this belief and Teradata is privileged to be able to make a contribution to such an honorable cause.”
Applauding the partnership with Teradata, Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India, Ms. Anuja Bansal, also commented, “An initiative like this offers great encouragement to our children and strengthens our resolve towards empowering once parentless and abandoned children and helping them to be able to one day make a valued contribution to the communities they live in. This support will not only help us to fulfill the needs of as well as provide all round development for 10 parentless and abandoned children but also helps us, in partnership with organisations like Teradata to give them back their childhood and happiness. Our constant endeavor through our programmes is to provide protection, care and a loving home environment to our children, as well as strive to give SOS Children a normal childhood and the opportunity to grow up and become successful, contributing members of society. I am confident that through this partnership with Teradata we will continue to grow our program from strength to strength.”
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About SOS India
With 51 years of committed care and service provided to parentless and underprivileged children, SOS Children’s Villages of India is one of the largest self-implementing NGOs with pan India presence across 32 projects in 22 states. It provides direct care to over 24,000 children. Established in 1964, SOS India is a non-profit, voluntary child care organization. It has been involved in providing children in distress a ‘home-like’ environment with a loving mother, brothers and sisters, as well as a home and a community. The mission of the SOS Children’s Villages of India is to build families for children without parental care so that they grow up with love, respect & security. It is a well-known, credible organization in India and the first NGO to get a CRISIL accreditation for strong delivery capability and high financial proficiency. It is one of the very few Indian NGOs which can give a 100% tax exemption under section 35 AC. In March 2016, SOS India was certified by TRACE, world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, which demonstrates a commitment to commercial transparency.
For more information, please visit www.soschildrensvillages.in