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Nanhi Kali School Visit, Hyderabad: A Personal Account

Category : Community
Guest blogger Nigel Walsh recounts a recent visit to a school in Hyderabad supported by the Naandi Foundation’s Nanhi Kali programme.
One thing I love about Capgemini is the DNA of the people. It's through each and every individual that we have a strong sense of purpose. Indeed these values of Honesty, Boldness, Trust, Freedom, Solidarity/Team Spirit, Modesty and Fun have been the same since Capgemini was founded in 1967 - it means you can quickly spot a Capgemini Person in the crowd!
One of my roles in Capgemini UK is as the Executive Sponsor for UK Community. What this means in practice is I get to meet and connect with some great people into the activities and initiatives we support, be it global, national or local. These include Nanhi Kali, MicroWorld Finance, a ten year Relationship with The Princes Trust, Children in Need to a whole host of more Local initiatives centred around our customers, our project teams or our regional locations, importantly supporting the things that matter to us most as individuals.
To this, I wanted to share some photos from a recent visit we made to a school in Hyderabad. The visit was arranged through our support of the Naandi Foundation and, specifically, Naandi’s Nanhi Kali programme to educate the Indian girl-child. For as little as £3 per month, we truly make a difference to a girl’s education - a new beginning.


"Listening to the headmistress explaining some of the work the girls do"



"Seeing one of the classrooms"

"Meeting some of the mothers, a moving experience. They even had some fun at my
expense! Just see the blackboard.

"Param and Danny seeing the weekly statistics"

Seeing the school first hand, along with our customers really brings to life the importance of giving back.

Nigel Walsh is a Vice President in Capgemini’s Financial Services business unit and leads a team that develops and delivers innovative solutions in the UK Insurance market.
Nigel is also the executive sponsor for our UK Community Engagement programme and a passionate advocate for corporate involvement in the communities in which they live and operate.
Outside Capgemini, Nigel is a board member for the UK charity, Hertsmere Leisure which provides leisure, recreational and children's services facilities from more than twenty locations to citizens across five counties. He was appointed to the Board in October 2005.  

About the author

Brian Doherty
Brian Doherty
Brian Doherty is the Sustainability Communications and Change lead. He has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years in roles ranging from mainframe support technician to business development and marketing. Brian has been a champion for green IT services for some time and is responsible for ensuring coherent and meaningful communications about Capgemini's environmental sustainability, community engagement, responsible delivery obligations and market presence.

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