H100 IMPACT

H100 Impact INITIATIVE

The H100 Impact Initiative is a social innovation project based on a model of sustainable philanthropy.

The H100 Impact recipient receives a collateral free and interest free scholarship towards her full education, academic books, and a laptop at an accredited college in India. Additional requisites such as lodging, meals and transport are added based on need. A monthly fixed stipend is provided as Pocket money to cover sanitary napkins and personal expenses. Every H100 Scholar is supported by an individual Mentor, along with life skills coaching, skill-based interdisciplinary learning, and internships.

Once our H100 Graduate Scholar earns a taxable income, she initiates a monthly contribution to HEMLATA’s Horizon Fund, amounting to a minimum of one-third of her total Scholarship investment, towards the education of future H100 Scholars. In this manner, 3 H100 Graduate Scholars, collectively have the privilege, to sponsor a new fresh applicant to study at college.

In shaping «HER» future, the H100 Impact Initiative is not only developing an educated workforce that is changing the narrative on gender inequality, adding to diversity and inclusion, but is also empowering girls to act as change-makers by supporting other girls in their communities.

The H100 Impact Initiative directly upholds SDG #4: Quality Education and SDG #5: Gender Equality, indirectly contributing to SDG#1, SDG#3, SDG#8, and SDG#10.

H100 Graduate Scholar
SOUNDARYA SUBRAMANIAM

Testimonial Soundarya

Workplace: Zest Money, India
Graduate Degree: Bachelor’s in Computer Applications
Alma Mater: Christ University, Bangalore

Thank you so much Miss Smita! You have taught me to be independent and make bold decisions. You have shown me how to be so strong and fight against all obstacles. I wish I could show you how much you mean to me and tell you that you are such an amazing woman. I am so so proud to say that I am a HEMLATA SCHOLAR! Thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

H100 Graduate Scholar
SARANYA PANDIYAN

Testimonial Saranya

Workplace: Fidelity Investments, India
Graduate Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Alma Mater: Mt. Carmel College, Bangalore

At first, I was worried about how awkward our interactions with our mentors would be, but the program proved me wrong. HEMLATA has given me a platform to throw in my insecurities and doubts and converted them into stepping stones of success. I’ve transformed immensely after being a part of this program as I have absorbed every piece of knowledge, life lesson, and ray of inspiration sent my way. I am extremely grateful to have been a part of the HEMLATA program.

H100 Graduate Scholar
CROWNCY ALMEIDA

Testimonial Crowncy

Workplace: Amheuser-Busch AB InBev, India
Graduate Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Alma Mater: Mt. Carmel College, Bangalore

Three years ago when we were introduced to Miss Smitha, and the HEMLATA program, I wasn’t aware of the impact it would leave on me. From connecting with my mentor on a monthly or bi-monthly bases, or updating Miss Smitha about how I am, or the Life Skill sessions and informative webinars I was a part of, I am very glad I got this opportunity.
HEMLATA, the program, helped me through college to identify and understand the person I am, my strengths and weaknesses, and how I can be anything I want to be. My mentor helped me realize my potential and decisions in a much better way than I did before.
Being a part of the program has been an amazing experience, and I am so excited to see many more young girls thrive to be successful and brilliant women through this opportunity.

H100 Graduate Scholar
SHINEY MALITA

Testimonial Shiney

Open to Work
Graduate Degree: Bachelor of Science
Alma Mater: Christ University, Bangalore

My journey as a HEMLATA H100 Scholar has been an impactful and informative journey. Through this program I met my amazing Mentor who has impacted my life in unbelievable ways. I was taught about different Life skills that have helped me face challenges and pressures with respect to my family. Overall, over the past 3 years through this program, I have learned to lead by example.

H100 Graduate Scholar
SHILPA KAMRAJ

Testimonial Shilpa

Workplace: Amheuser-Busch AB InBev, India
Graduate Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Alma Mater: Mt. Carmel College, Bangalore

HEMLATA has helped me reflect on every month for the past few years. I had an amazing experience while talking with my mentor and I learnt a lot through the webinars and life skill sessions. Along with my college classes, I also learnt more through the program. I got to be in touch with my classmates from school and not lose that bond after school.
Talking to my mentor has helped me a lot during the transition from college life to professional life. Hearing her experiences and memories helped me shape mine.

H100 Scholar
SANTHOSHI A.

More about Santhoshi

Studying for a Bachelors of Commerce (Hons.)
Alumna: Indraprastha University, New Delhi
Graduate year: 2023

After securing 93% overall and 99/100 in Economics, in her final year School exams, Santhoshi has received admission to Indraprastha College for women, one among the top colleges of Delhi University, accredited A, by NAAC, India, where she is studying her for Bachelor’s in Commerce.
Goals: Post her Bachelors degree in Commerce (Hons.), Santhoshi aspires to become a Company Secretary. Her goal is to take her Company Secretary examinations simultaneously with her Bachelors degree in Commerce to arrive at a double degree within 4 years.
Hobbies: Santhoshi is a trained Bharathanatyam dancer, having pursued this since she was 11 years old. She feels when it comes to dance, she is not just a performer but also a creator, choreographer.

H100 Scholar
SHREESHAKTHI SIVAKUMAR

More about Shreeshakthi

Studying for a Bachelors of Commerce (Hons.)
Alumna: Christ University, Bangalore
Graduate year: 2022

Goals: Shree is interested in joining the business or advertising team for a sports company, where she can use her education and passion for sports to promote women’s participation in athletics.
Hobbies: Shree loves soccer and has recently joined the soccer team in college. Her passion is reading, and often shares book recommendations with her friends.

H100 Scholar
MARIA SNEHA GEORGE

More about Maria

Studying for a Bachelor’s in Computer Applications
Alumna: Christ University, Bangalore
Graduate year: 2022

Goals: Post her graduation, Maria wishes to further develop her coding skills, learning new languages and software.
Hobbies: Maria is a singer, and enjoys being part of the choir. She also loves playing soccer with friends in her free time, her favourite position to play is forward.

H100 Scholar
MARY SHEELA KUMAR

More about Mary

Studying for a Bachelor’s in Computer Applications
Alumna: Christ University, Bangalore
Graduate year: 2022

Goals: Mary is interested in working in the field of artificial intelligence and is considering further studies in a master’s program after she completes her BCA.
Hobbies: Mary enjoys playing soccer with friends, usually as a midfielder. She loves to spend time telling jokes and has a wonderful sense of humour.

Previous Projects

  • Focus Area: SPORTS and INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shanti Bhuvan

    HEMLATA wishes to put more emphasis on sports for children and has initiated a contribution to Shanti Bhuvan, a pre-K-12 residential school near Bangalore, for students from economically underprivileged backgrounds. HEMLATA has contributed a range of sports equipment to enable all-round development of the students, building social, physical, emotional and interpersonal skills.

    Year: 2017
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    Tata Memorial Hospital

    One small step for Cancer wished to build a corpus fund facilitating 1000 children afflicted with cancer, to get a fair and full chance to life. Underprivileged children from all over India, travel to the Tata Memorial Hospital (Mumbai) for advanced and economical cancer treatment. For many it’s their last resort. HEMLATA supported One small step for Cancer to achieve its goal for the required amount.

    Year: 2017
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    RA Foundation

    The RA Happy Kids program aims at supporting children from vulnerable backgrounds to fulfil their potential, providing them quality education in a holistic environment.

    “HEMLATA has been closely associated with RA Foundation in the execution of our program. In addition to financial assistance, HEMLATA provides mentorship and a holistic development, creating the best possible opportunity for the child, to grow. We at RA, see HEMLATA not as a donor-facilitator, but rather, as a parent for the children and are honoured to have HEMLATA as our partner.” Sonali Jain, RA Foundation, 2018

    Year: 2018
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    SS&SL GIRLS SCHOOL

    HEMLATA has opened doors to wider participation and engagement to students at the SS&SL Girls’ School in Mumbai, where students aged 7-16 years are from economically vulnerable families. While these students receive basic education, their lack of proficiency in the English language has limited their exposure and opportunities to participate in an increasingly globalized workplace environment. HEMLATA instilled a model to empower the girl students with the diction, skills and capability to confidently engage in the English language. Special English classes were introduced, along with study periods. These classes have benefited 448 students in the past years. Parallel to these classes, snacks are offered to all students attending the classes. Additionally, Bus fares are provided to encourage attendance and participation.

    Year: 2008 – 2016
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    KANTHA SINGH Orphanage

    Kantha Singh was a car mechanic, who shut down his garage, to create a makeshift shelter cum school for 42 orphan children, when their orphanage, in the village of Dampara, Jharkhand, was burnt to the ground. The children who were left with nothing but the clothes on their back, were given a new home by Singh. HEMLATA provided funds to the Kantha Singh Orphange, for the upkeep of the children.

    Year: 2009
  • Focus Area: SPORTS and INFRASTRUCTURE

    Yoga

    HEMLATA initiated and contributed to the introduction of yoga at St Jude’s which supports families of children battling cancer. With the intention of providing holistic support and care, these classes enable stress relief, inner peace and solace, improved mental and physical strength, and increased energy to families coping with the everyday challenges of the life-threatening disease without the emotional and psychological support of family structures. Since 2008, nearly 1,200 families have benefited from the service.

    Year: 2008 – 2018
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    St. Jude

    For people suffering from chronic diseases, the environment in which they convalesce is important in accelerating recovery. Economically underprivileged families who already spend heavily on treatment rarely have the privilege of a conducive environment for convalescence. HEMLATA has taken responsibility for three family units at St Jude’s, which serves as a home away from home, for the families of those being treated for Cancer at the Tata Memorial in Mumbai. HEMLATA’s contribution enables St. Jude’s to provide families with a secure, hygienic place to stay, free of cost, transport, clean water, rations and nutritional supplements, educational and recreational activities, counselling and skill development.

    “HEMLATA has been a kind supporter of St. Jude India Child Care Centres since 2008-09. The everyday stress of coping with a life threatening disease is tremendous for both the parents and children. HEMLATA initiated Yoga for our families in the year 2008, providing holistic support and care for parents as well as children. Nearly 1200 families have benefitted from the service in the nine years of the support.”
    Manisha Parthasarathy, St. Jude India Child Care Centres

    Year: 2008 – ongoing
  • Focus Area: Health and Well-Being

    SANSKARDHAM VIDYALA

    HEMLATA provided hearing aids to girls at the Sanskardham Vidyala, Mumbai, an institution catering to educational and children with special needs, including those with hearing impairment, autism and other disabilities. Children at the school are provided state of the art amenities, and all round education development.

    Year: 2008
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    THE BAKERY

    A group of women from a village in the Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, wished to become self-independent and initiated the idea to open a bakery. The bakery serves as a sustainable source of independent income for these women, providing them with economic and social empowerment. HEMLATA supported the project by offering the funding for the bakery.

    Year: 2006
  • Focus Area: Education and Entrepreneurship

    WORLD VISION

    In the City of Joy, Calcutta, WORLD VISION manages an Orphanage for girls, who are mainly street children. With funding provided by Hemlata, World Vision was able to support 68 girls and will increase this number to the promised target of 100.

    Year: 2005
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    KALARAKSHA

    KALARAKSHA in Kutch, a desert region in West India is famous for its age old embroidery tradition. Hemlata supported the building of an Education centre, which now serves as a research library to the weavers of the region. The library promotes meetings between weavers and embroiderers to gather together to exchange and participate in their crafts, thereby keeping the old traditions alive.

    Year: 2003
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    BAREFOOT COLLEGE

    HEMLATA initiated the building of wells in villages in Rajasthan, with the BAREFOOT COLLEGE. In the United Nations Year of Water, in the dry north-western state of Rajasthan in India where girls and women have to walk several miles to retrieve water, Hemlata took on the project of rain water harvesting. Thus girls working in the farms during the day were motivated to go to school in the evening where they would be provided water, free of cost, to take home to their families. 3 water tanks were built in 3 villages of Rajasthan, which facilitated the provision of water to over 250 families.

    Year: 2003
  • Focus Area: Health and Well-Being

    CLEFT FOUNDATION

    HEMLATA has made contributions to the Cleft Foundation, under the auspices of the renowned Swiss surgeon, Prof. Dr. Sailer. The Foundation works towards correcting cleft and lip palate problems among less privileged children. Two children benefited from HEMLATA’s contribution, which was used to correct their cleft and lip palate issues.

    Year: 2003