Luxoft’s global grant-based volunteering program. For one month each year, Luxoft employees can submit ideas for socially-oriented projects. After all submissions are collected, the judging process to choose the best projects addressing the goals of Luxoft CSR Strategy begins. The initiators of the winning ideas become project leaders and are awarded with financial grants to help them implement their idea during the financial year with teams of colleagues. Since 2017 we have received 120 project plans from all over the world, giving us a great cross section of what employees in different locations are interested in and what community changes are most relevant. Each year we get a new set of fresh ideas on how to change the world and see many of them come true.
At Luxoft, we try to share our expertise and knowledge with various groups of people. For example, we have taught kids computer skills. Over the last 4 years, more than 200 kids have attended long-term courses at Luxoft where both enthusiastic volunteers and professional trainers have held classes teaching students programming languages. The classes take place on a regular basis at Luxoft offices in Russia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. Student groups are mixed and include kids in the patronage of our NGO partners – kids from low-income families, orphanages, and social schools – as well as children of employees.
In spring 2019 we launched another edition of the IT School: Senior IT School. The parents and grandparents of employees now come to our office to learn basic computer skills. Over 20 Luxoft volunteers are training over 40 students on a regular basis. The project is currently taking place in Russian locations and has great potential!
Luxoft is developing long-term relations with educational institutions around the world to ensure high-quality education and opportunities for career development. We are honored to have supported the Avasant Foundation Impact Sourcing initiative since 2016 by participating in their charity fundraising tournament at Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles, California. Our colleague Patrick Corcoran joined Avasant to help raise the funds necessary to educate young people in developing countries and empower them to succeed in the new digital economy.
The Avasant Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with leading sourcing advisory firms headquartered in Los Angeles. This is Luxoft’s 4th year sponsoring the foundation’s fundraising efforts alongside other top-tier IT service providers including HCL, Tata, IBM, Atos, Wipro, and more. We also collaborate with universities and schools in Mexico, the UK, Ukraine, and Russia. For example, we have cooperated with Guadalajara University (UDG), the second-largest public University in Mexico that is constantly innovating by collaborating with the IT Industry and technological community to provide students with strong programs. Luxoft Mexico was invited to participate in a session to evaluate their current computer science program and to provide ideas on how to improve and better serve the needs of the industry.
Odessa National Polytechnic University is the leading university in Odessa and is one of the best technical universities in Ukraine. For the fifth time, Luxoft, in partnership with the university, arranged a showcase of robots for kids from 6-12 years old. Kids, students, and Luxoft employees took part in the NXP-Cup coding competition, enjoyed demos of various robots, and watched the MiniRace. The kids had a great time working on code with students, professors, and Luxoft employees.
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