Our Partners

The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation partners with non-profit organizations to implement grassroots programs in countries where Alcatel-Lucent employees work and live. We have many longstanding partners and work closely with them to increase their impact.

Australia

Telco Together Foundation

The Telco Together Foundation is a registered charity that brings telecommunications industry players together to support Australian communities in need. It offers support to groups such as indigenous communities, the homeless, refugees, and people with mental health issues. The Foundation’s vision is to create a unique and wide-reaching platform for social change by drawing on the telecommunications industry’s core capabilities, strengths, and access to technology.

The Foundation focuses on 2 streams of work:

  • Creating strategic community projects that build on telecommunications technologies, reach, and resources
  • Promoting community engagement throughout the telecommunications industry by increasing social awareness and creating more opportunities for volunteering, fundraising, and workplace giving

Focus areas: volunteering, youth, counseling
Beneficiary group: children and young adults

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

Belgium

CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people between 7 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs and games, and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. They also meet like-minded people and gain exposure to the possibilities of technology.

Within the CoderDojo movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self-led learning. There is also an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world.

Focus areas: education, IT skills
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

Humasol

Humasol is a non-profit organization that offers engineering students opportunities to design and implement renewable energy projects in less prosperous regions, mainly in the Southern Hemisphere.

Humasol focuses exclusively on projects where there is a real need and a strongly interested local community. Our program aims to provide solar panels to a school in Cameroon. The panels will provide power to the school and its computer lab.

Focus areas: innovation projects
Beneficiary group: children and adults

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

Canada

iSisters Technology Mentoring

iSisters Technology Mentoring is a Canadian charitable organization that connects women in need with technology through mentoring. Founded in 2001 by a group of teachers, iSisters is passionate about education, technology, and community.

One of the organization’s primary programs is an employment support program designed for immigrant women who are survivors of violence. Participants in this program learn skills that build their individual employability.

Focus areas: business partners, female focus, collection drives, helping youth return to school
Beneficiary group: women and children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

  • 25 direct beneficiaries
  • 100% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 25% of participants improved their digital skills
Junior Achievement Canada

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Each year, JA reaches over 9 million students in more than 100 countries around the world. Its experiential, hands-on programs inspire and prepare young people for their future career development and for success in the global economy.

In Canada, the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation supports JA Central Ontario and JA Ottawa Network for Education.

The Foundation was the title sponsor of the 2015 Junior Achievement Titan Challenge in Toronto, Ontario. High schools from around the region sent teams to learn about business in a connected world and compete in the Titan business simulation game.

Focus areas: entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy, ICT careers
Beneficiary group: children and youth

Learn more:
JA Central Ontario: Website   Facebook
JA Ottawa Network for Education: Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

Central Ontario

  • 312 direct beneficiaries
  • 50% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants developed new skills or increased their personal effectiveness

Ottawa

  • 87 directbeneficiaries
  • 49% of program participants were girls or young women
  • $45 of economic prosperity created for each $1 invested in JA programs

China

China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation

The New Great Wall Program, a 3-year partnership between the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation and China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation, supports the education of good-performing students with poor family backgrounds in 3 village high schools in western China.

Support provided by the program allows students to finish high school and compete for access to a college education that can improve life for themselves and their families.

A considerable number of Alcatel-Lucent employees have volunteered for this project, taking part in home visits and in-class activities.

Focus areas: education, one-on-one coaching, personal and professional mentoring
Beneficiary group: children and high school students

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 150 direct beneficiaries
  • 47% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants improved their STEM skills
Junior Achievement China

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Each year, JA reaches over 9 million students in more than 100 countries around the world. Its experiential, hands-on programs inspire and prepare young people for their future career development and for success in the global economy.

Career Go! workshops build university students’ work readiness and career development skills.

Our World migrant school workshops teach students the fundamentals of trade and the world economy while fostering their character, creativity, and leadership skills.

Focus areas: entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy, ICT careers
Beneficiary group: children and youth

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 798 direct beneficiaries
  • 55% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 76% of participants experienced a direct impact on their quality of life

Egypt

AUEED

AUEED is a community-based non-profit organization that works to empower local communities in Upper Egypt. It supports the poorest of the poor through education and development programs that place a special focus on children, women, and youth. AUEED works through dialogue, respect, and love and in solidarity with community partners.

Alcatel-Lucent provides partial support for the education of some 850 children, including 400 girls. The sponsored students are ambassadors for their respective schools.

Focus areas: education, development, visits, promotion, professional mentoring, female focus, life skills training
Beneficiary group: middle-school children, especially girls

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

  • 297 direct beneficiaries
  • 43% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 70% of participants improved their STEM skills
Banati

Banati’ Abnaa’ El Ghad is an Egyptian non-profit foundation that serves children who spend most of their time on the street, children at risk, and children of prisoners. It focuses primarily on girls and their offspring –second-generation street children – from 2 to 18 years old.

The foundation’s Sawaseyya project seeks to create attractive venues for children in street situations. The venues also serve public-school students in slum areas, encouraging them to stay in school and avoid becoming street kids.

Through its venues, Banati works to change the way children view education in general, and science, arts and creative thinking in particular. Most importantly it works to change the way they view themselves and society at large. Banati aims to help Egyptian children from all social and cultural groups develop critical thinking skills. It wants to develop local expertise and encourage NGOs to appreciate and emulate this new approach to education.

Focus areas: education and young people, STEM education, innovation projects, science projects
Beneficiary group: street children up to age 18

Learn more:   Facebook   Video presentation   YouTube channel

2014 program impact

  • 130 direct beneficiaries
  • 36% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants improved their innovative thinking
INJAZ Egypt

The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation partners with INJAZ Egypt to support educational development programs. These programs aim to:

  • Help students from middle schools, high schools and universities prepare to enter the workforce as qualified and skilled employees
  • Empower youth to develop their personal and professional capabilities and open their minds to their fullest potential
  • Build confidence and creativity in students to enhance their knowledge and ignite their entrepreneurial spirit
  • Encourage private sector participation in educational development

Alcatel-Lucent volunteer mentors share their professional experience and skills with students who take part in the program, giving them practical training on how to succeed in the private sector.

Focus area: education
Beneficiary group: youth and children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

  • 613 direct beneficiaries
  • 95% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 85% of participants reported a positive change in behavior or attitude
Mothers at Risk

Mothers at Risk is an independent, international non-profit organization devoted to reducing the vulnerability of mothers, women and girls living in poverty, so they may have safer pregnancies and deliveries and reach motherhood healthier and better educated.

Life in the slums is harsh for young girls, who grow up in an environment of drastic inequality compared to boys. It is a life with few opportunities. Girls usually leave school before their brothers and are often confined to their homes. The millions living in these areas, including countless girls, are largely invisible and forgotten.

The New Lessons, New Life program provides the neglected girls of Cairo’s urban slums with opportunities to come together, explore, and learn. It helps these girls develop new skills and increase their personal effectiveness.

Focus areas: empowering girls, creating community support for girls’ education
Beneficiary group: girls

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 202 direct beneficiaries
  • 100% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 80% of participants developed new skills or increased their personal effectiveness

France

EALPHY

EALPHY was born of increasing social concerns about the protection of privacy and the security of personal data on the Internet. It aims to educate Internet users about the collection of personal data and promote more responsible development of big data.

EALPHY acts as an intermediary between Internet users and businesses. It seeks to encourage users to unite around a single body that will enable them to express their expectations relative to security and privacy.

Focus areas: IT awareness
Beneficiary group: youth

Learn more:   Website

Passeport Avenir

Passeport Avenir works with businesses to help young students from modest backgrounds succeed in their school careers and professions. Through sponsorship and mentoring, it helps these students emerge as examples of success and diversity, and become a new generation of leaders.

Passeport Avenir offers a diverse range of mentoring opportunities for students, including career workshops delivered by corporate volunteers, individual mentoring, shadowing days, and networking events. Each year, the We Made It program gives 10–15 students the opportunity to learn about globalization, business, and technology through a group trip to the United States or China. These trips mix business visits with cultural immersion.

Focus areas: business mentoring, personal mentoring, professional mentoring
Beneficiary group: youth

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

Découvrez les lauréats du Concours WE MADE IT 2015, destination Shanghai

2014 program impact

  • 970 direct beneficiaries
  • 39% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 92% of participants improved their STEM skills

Hong Kong

Junior Achievement Hong Kong

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Each year, JA reaches over 9 million students in more than 100 countries around the world. Its experiential, hands-on programs inspire and prepare young people for their future career development and for success in the global economy.

The JA It’s My Business workshop emphasizes entrepreneurship while providing a strong focus on social studies, reading, and writing skills.

Focus areas: entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy, ICT careers
Beneficiary group: children and youth

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 156 direct beneficiaries
  • 100% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 87% of participants improved their innovative thinking

India

ARUWE

ARUWE is a public charitable trust run by committed social work professionals. It caters to the emergent needs of pavement dwellers, women and girls in crisis, and disadvantaged children, and the destitute elderly.

The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation supports ARUWE’s Life Skills for Children program. The program works to build children’s confidence and social skills. It also provides educational support, books, and uniforms.

Life Skills for Children focuses on children from very poor families, especially those with single mothers. Volunteers provide nutritional care and free coaching for all school subjects. They also visit children’s families and provide appropriate counseling and referral services.

Focus areas: life skills, personal mentoring
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

  • 220 direct beneficiaries
  • 65% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 77% of participants experienced a direct, positive impact on their quality of life
CHILD

CHILD is an NGO that provides for the needs of orphans and abandoned children in a complete home environment.

The Children Home project offers protection to 22 children burdened with the social stigma of having unwed mothers or coming from families affected by HIV/AIDS. The project provides a supportive, home-like environment that kindles the latent talents within each child.

In addition to basic education skills, Children Home provides emotional and psychological support through counseling. This support will enable the children to become strong, motivated individuals. Living in a family setting will help them understand and develop family values and build trust in one another.

Focus areas: education, counseling
Beneficiary group: children up to age 16

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

  • 22 direct beneficiaries
  • 68% of program participants improved their innovative thinking
  • 100% of participants experienced a positive change in their behavior or attitude
CLT India

CLT India is a not-for-profit organization that develops quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education resources for K-12 and uses low-cost technology to transfer them to remote schools.

For its e-Patashale learning model, CLT maps content to National Curriculum Frameworks and customizes it for different states. Content is developed by local teachers with subject expertise in science, mathematics and English grammar. The e-Patashale model provides comprehensive curricular support that includes video-based lessons, real-time science experiments, activity-based learning, and assessments.

Focus areas: education and young people, STEM education, innovation projects, science projects, life skills, use of communication technology
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

Prerana

Prerana is an NGO that works for destitute women, poor children, and disabled individuals. Established by the dedicated women of Goraguntepalya, India, Prerana spearheads efforts to improve the welfare of less-fortunate people.

The program funded by the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation focuses on providing vocational and employment training to 60 girls and women. The program’s objective is to help these young people develop new skills and gain independence.

Focus areas: life skills training, employment services
Beneficiary group: girls and young women

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 60 direct beneficiaries
  • 100% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 92% of participants developed new skills or increased their personal effectiveness
SOS Children’s Villages

SOS India and the Alcatel Lucent Foundation have completed 4 years of a mutually beneficial partnership. The partnership has had a significant impact on participating youth. With access to regular coaching, training, and workshops promoting holistic growth, students have improved their academic grades, increased participation in extra-curricular activities, and developed new skill sets. Two girls who are currently pursuing professional courses will move into employment in 2015.

The Foundation’s contribution focused on developing computer labs to complement the education programs.

Focus areas: life skills training, education, empowering children
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 50 direct beneficiaries
  • 66% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 68% of participants reported a positive impact on their quality of life
Unnati

Unnati is an NGO that promotes social inclusion and democratic governance to empower vulnerable sections of society to effectively and decisively participate in mainstream development and decision-making processes.

The organization offers a free 7-day vocational training program to 5 batches of 150 students per year. Unnati imparts rigorous training in chosen vocations, along with training in soft and life skills, values, spoken English, and computers.

Unnati has introduced a distance learning program and a cloud-based database that provides better access for students. It also provides a computer training program to all students. This program allows students to gain knowledge and practical experience relative to the Internet.

Focus areas: business partners, female focus, life skills training, professional mentoring
Beneficiary group: children and young adults

Learn more:   Website   Blog   YouTube channel

2014 program impact

  • 350 direct beneficiaries
  • 33% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 22% of participants improved their digital skills

Kenya

Kenya Red Cross Society

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is Kenya’s leading humanitarian agency. Its mandate is to coordinate humanitarian response during disasters such as floods and droughts. KRCS has a good response capacity and the ability to deploy quickly in affected areas. It can also implement a high readiness capacity in areas at risk.

The Loitoktok project is an integrated food security and livelihood program for the Inkisanjani community. The project addresses a broad range of issues, including agriculture and irrigation, nutrition, schools, and the provision of clean drinking water.

In 2015, the funded project aims to bridge the digital divide among KRCS staff, volunteers, members, and KRCS project beneficiaries in Nairobi, Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado counties. It will address this aim by providing IT equipment and adequate training to resource centers and schools.

Focus areas: education, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy
Beneficiary group: adults and children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

  • 200 direct beneficiaries
  • 40% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 75% of participants improved their innovative thinking

Morocco

INJAZ Al Maghrib

The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation partners INJAZ Al Maghrib in Morocco to support educational development programs. These programs aim to:

  • Help students from middle schools, high schools and universities prepare to enter the workforce as qualified and skilled employees
  • Empower youth to develop their personal and professional capabilities and open their minds to their fullest potential
  • Build confidence and creativity in students to enhance their knowledge and ignite their entrepreneurial spirit
  • Encourage private sector participation in educational development

Alcatel-Lucent volunteer mentors share their professional experience and skills with students who take part in the program, giving them practical training on how to succeed in the private sector.

Focus area: education
Beneficiary group: youth and children

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 120 direct beneficiaries
  • 62% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 83% of participants developed news skills or increased their personal effectiveness
SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Morocco operates a school for children aged 4 to 12. SOS Children's Village supports these children by paying for school bags, stationery, school fees, and lunches. Lunch is an important aspect of the support, as the children often lack access to proper nutrition.

Focus areas: life skills training, education, empowering children
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 15 direct beneficiaries
  • 26% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants developed new skills or increased their personal effectiveness

Nigeria

SOS Children’s Villages

The Youth Empowerment Programme supports 10 young adults who have developed quality business plans and started building their businesses. It provides funding that helps these entrepreneurs improve their operations so they can compete effectively and efficiently in Nigeria’s small business environment.

Focus areas: life skills training, education, empowering children
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 10 direct beneficiaries
  • 60% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants experienced a direct, positive impact on their quality of life

South Africa

Vastfontein Community Transformation

Vastfontein Community Transformation is a South African non-profit company that focuses on community development and social uplift.

The company’s vision is to enable people to reach their dreams and build a better future. To these ends, the company raises, educates and equips future leaders from communities in need. Its focus is on educating children at the pre-primary, primary and high school levels.

Focus areas: life skills training, personal mentoring, early childhood development
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website

Spain

Fundación Adsis

Fundación Adsis is a non-profit organization that helps people at risk of suffering social exclusion to find opportunities for personal and professional development. The foundation mainly works with young adults to build a fairer and more supportive society that offers better future prospects for all.

The purpose of the project is to bring new information technologies to people who, because of their socioeconomic status, cannot access these technologies or be trained in their use. Information technologies are a must for market readiness. They are vital tools for communication and for capitalizing on business and employment opportunities.

Focus areas: life skills, personal mentoring
Beneficiary group: young adults

Learn more:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

Barcelona

  • 58 direct beneficiaries
  • 46% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants reported improved innovative thinking

Madrid

  • 265 direct beneficiaries
  • 53% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 45% of participants improved their digital skills

Thailand

Education for Development Foundation

The Education for Development Foundation (EDF) provides scholarships and development programs for underprivileged students and schools in northeastern Thailand.

EDF has 3 main objectives:

  • Improve equipment and Internet connections to ensure that schools can provide an appropriate environment for ICT teaching and learning.
  • Promote self-development, learning and economic independence.by strengthening children’s individual ICT skills and experiences with Internet access, computer applications, and social networks.
  • Teach life-long skills and promote economic and healthcare education by providing ICT access to children in remote areas.

Focus areas: ICT training, economic and healthcare education
Beneficiary group: children

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 180 direct beneficiaries
  • 52% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants improved their digital skills

United Kingdom

Alacrity Foundation

Alacrity Foundation provides recent graduates with practical business training and mentorship so they can develop as entrepreneurs and launch their own UK-based technology companies.

The foundation immerses graduates in an intensive 12-month practical business training and education program. Recruits benefit from an allowance that covers their cost of living expenses and the support of some of the UK’s most experienced business leaders.

Focus areas: personal mentoring, entrepreneurship
Beneficiary group: young adults

Learn more:   Website   Twitter

United States

Frisco Education Foundation

The Frisco Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works to enhance educational opportunities for students in Frisco, Texas.

The foundation’s Mindbender Academy is a summer camp that encourages middle school students to explore the world of high technology, engineering, math, and science with a hands-on approach to learning.

In 2014, 23 Alcatel-Lucent employees participated in the camp, providing organizational and logistical support and delivering science workshops for the young campers.

Focus areas: education and young people, STEM education, innovation projects, science projects, life skills, use of communication technology
Beneficiary group: middle school children

Learn more:   Website   Facebook   News story
Video: A mind bending experience!
Video: STEMulate the mind

2014 program impact

  • 400 direct beneficiaries
  • 40% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants improved their STEM skills
Junior Achievement Chicago, Dallas, and New Jersey

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Each year, JA reaches over 9 million students in more than 100 countries around the world. Its experiential, hands-on programs inspire and prepare young people for their future career development and for success in the global economy.

JA Chicago
The 21st Century Skills initiative helps students understand the interconnections within the global economy and provides inspiration for future career opportunities.

JA Dallas
JA It’s My Future offers practical information about getting and keeping a job and building a personal brand. JA Finance Park is a financial literacy learning lab.

JA New Jersey
The JA Finance Park program builds students’ knowledge and skills relative to money management, career exploration, and family budgeting.

Focus areas: entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy, ICT careers
Beneficiary group: children and youth

Learn more:
JA Chicago:   Website   Facebook
JA Dallas:   Website   Facebook
JA New Jersey:   Website   Facebook

2014 program impact

Chicago

  • 5,306 direct beneficiaries
  • 52% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 85% of participants improved their innovative thinking

Dallas

  • 1,454 direct beneficiaries
  • 50% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 75% of participants improved their STEM skills

New Jersey

  • 697 direct beneficiaries
  • 50% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 90% of participants improved their STEM skills
Oiada International

Oiada International is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational programs and services that complement core school curriculums. The organization’s mission is to provide innovative video conferencing programs that bridge the global digital divide and enable students to excel in education. It believes that the education that youth receive today will shape them into the global leaders of tomorrow.

Operating in New Jersey and Ghana, the Akoma Ntoso Cultural Center uses teleconferencing and telepresence to increase student test scores, decrease drop-out rates, and reduce the achievement gap among schools. These capabilities allow students to share life experiences and science experiments with students from other cultures and countries. The experience brings the classroom to life for students, helping them improve their public speaking, research, foreign language, and critical thinking skills.

Focus areas: education, cultural awareness, health, critical thinking skills
Beneficiary group: youth

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 15,000 direct beneficiaries
  • 65% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 85% of participants improved their STEM skills

Venezuela

Superatec

Superatec is a Venezuelan non-profit organization that helps low-income individuals use technology to improve their standard of living.

The Empowering Young Disadvantaged Girls Through IT Training program provides technology training, life skills training, and job placement services to high school girls and young women.

Focus areas: business partners, female focus, life skills training, professional mentoring
Beneficiary group: children and young adults

Learn more:   Website

2014 program impact

  • 100 direct beneficiaries
  • 100% of program participants were girls or young women
  • 100% of participants improved their STEM skills

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