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Technicolor Group’s CSR Initiatives: Empowering Communities & Fostering Inclusion, towards an Equitable Future

June 18, 2024

With a century-long legacy as an industry pioneer of the media &entertainment industry, Technicolor Group remains steadfast in its dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our engagement in impactful projects reflects our commitment to societal and environmental betterment, aspiring to empower individuals and lead the movement towards a more equitable world. Technicolor Group is immensely proud to be involved in these projects, aiming to make a positive impact on society and the environment. By empowering individuals to become leaders, we aspire to drive the movement toward a more equitable world.

Investing in Education and Empowerment

Technicolor’s CSR approach integrates various initiatives to address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) through educational empowerment. We focus on skill development and upskilling programs for women in the local education system, fostering leadership and enhancing community impact.

In the past financial year, Technicolor India has invested in seven significant projects as part of its CSR efforts, focusing on the education of marginalized communities, particularly underprivileged children and girls. These initiatives emphasized enhancing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), digital literacy and fostering inclusive learning environments.

The Learning Links Foundation: Fostering Creativity with Innovation Studios

By continuing our CSR synergy with the Learning Links Foundation, we are establishing a new, well-equipped Innovation Studio to foster creativity and technological advancement. This project creates an Innovation Studio in a government-aided school in Bengaluru and continue operational support for the existing studio established as part of the last year’s CSR project. These studios serve as experiential learning spaces where students gain rich exposure to STEAM fundamentals, deepening their learning and solving community challenges.

Meghshala Trust: Enhancing Teacher Training & Expanding Educational Impact

Partnering with the Meghshala Trust, we are providing training for government schoolteachers in world-class pedagogy, addressing educational inequality. Meghshala empowers the education system by focusing on teachers and implementing technology-driven solutions with lessons grounded in well-researched pedagogy. This approach fosters crucial learning skills such as creativity, empathy, reflection, active engagement, and critical thinking.

Technicolor believes in quality education as a fundamental right for all children. This initiative supports 25 schools, benefiting 3,000 students with world-class education in government schools in Bengaluru.

ABAI: Empowering Marginalized Youth with Animation, Gaming, and VFX Training Initiatives

In partnership with ABAI, we are committed to empowering marginalized students by providing them with the necessary skills to thrive in the Animation, Gaming, and VFX (AVGC) industry. Our efforts extend beyond skill-building to enhancing the educational infrastructure of 20 colleges catering to underserved communities, benefiting over 350 youth through a diverse range of educational activities such as webinars and workshops.

With a focus on holistic empowerment, ABAI’s initiatives strive to create pathways to success for marginalized youth, fostering a more inclusive and vibrant AVGC industry in Karnataka and beyond.”

The Akshaya Patra Foundation: Nourishing Minds, Fostering Futures with Mid-Day meal for Children

This program, with thh adage of “A nourished India is an educated India,” our collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation is unique. We are herein implementing a Mid-Day Meal Program in government schools, ensuring children receive wholesome cooked meals daily to meet their nutritional requirements. This program benefits approximately 733 children, including 533 from Hubli and 200 from Bengaluru government schools.

The primary objective of the mid-day meal scheme is to increase children’s physical attendance in school. This program aids concentration and attention during classes, fosters social-emotional stability, and includes activities like advanced reading and comprehension.

Jeevan Dhara: Empowering Youth to Cultivate Artistic Talent and Enhance Well-being

We are supporting art classes for children from marginalized communities through the Jeevan Dhara Project in Mumbai. This initiative aims to empower students with art skills, bolstering their self-confidence, and addressing mental health and stress-related concerns, enhancing their academic performance.

We integrate corporate governance with social responsibility to uphold and expand our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our legal framework not only supports but actively advances our CSR objectives, ensuring that each project not only meets regulatory standards but also aligns with our ethical ambitions to create a fairer, more inclusive world. Through our legal advocacy, we strive to lay down the pathways for more equitable access to resources and opportunities.

Stephanie Fougou, General Counsel, Technicolor Group

Through education, skill development, and de-addiction programs, Jeevan Dhara has worked with children, women, and youth in the slums of Cheeta Camp (Mankhurd East), Sathe Nagar (Mankhurd West), and a de-addiction center in Titwala. This project offers art classes to 1,920 children and youth from socio-economically challenged communities, aimed at enhancing their well-being and life skills.

CBM India Trust: Promoting Inclusive Education & Addressing Barriers to Inclusive Education

Through the CBM India Trust, we aim to empower inclusive education by facilitating the enrolment of out-of-school children with disabilities into bridge classrooms. This project fosters an inclusive learning environment where children with and without disabilities can learn and play together, supported by parental guidance and training.

The “Learning Together, Playing Together” initiative aims to foster inclusive education across 39 villages in Doddaballapur, Rural Bengaluru. This impactful project is set to benefit over 400 students, ensuring that every child, regardless of their background or abilities, has the opportunity to learn and play in a supportive and integrated environment.

Technicolor has exhibited its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility by engaging with these esteemed NGOs across the country, as well as demonstrating its belief in the transformative power of education and inclusive learning. Corporate social responsibility transcends mere philanthropy; it entails making a tangible difference in people’s lives and empowering communities to flourish. Through collective efforts, our goal is to nurture young intellects, promote STEAM education, cultivate artistic expression, offer nutritious meals, and facilitate the holistic growth of every child, irrespective of their background or capabilities.

Biren Ghose, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Technicolor Group

CMCA: Establishing Civic Clubs & Fostering Active Citizenship

By partnering with the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), we have assisted in the formation of Civic Clubs in four Mumbai Municipal Corporation schools. These clubs focus on social and emotional learning, equipping children from socio-economic backgrounds with essential life skills. In Mumbai, the initiative will directly benefit four schools, serving approximately 660 children, while indirectly benefiting their communities and families.

Technicolor Group’s CSR initiatives exemplify the transformative power of corporate responsibility when driven by a commitment to social impact and sustainability. By investing in education, skill development, well-being, inclusion, and civic engagement, Technicolor is not only enriching the lives of individuals but also contributing to the collective journey towards a more equitable and prosperous future for all.

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