Cisco to launch Feed a Child programme

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Bangalore, Oct 31 (UNI) Cisco Systems, Inc. the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that it is launching the Harvest of Hope, Feed a Child programme, part of an employee campaign aimed at improving the socio-economic conditions of Indian citizens.

A leader in global corporate social responsibility, Cisco was involved in the improvement of the basic needs and education levels of disadvantaged groups in India. The company announced the Harvest of Hope, Feed a Child Programme in partnership with Akshaya Patra, which aims to provide food to 5,000 children this year. Working with Akshaya Patra, Cisco would raise funds from employees from November One until December 31 for children from schools within a 20-30 kilometer radius of the Cisco Bangalore campus.

Cisco Senior Vice President (Corporate Affairs) Tae Yoo said in a release here today that "through employee volunteering and high-impact social investments, we deliver tangible benefits to our investors and the global community." Cisco also supports the LifeLines India programme in India, a multi-stakeholder partnership which provides small-scale rural farmers with access to useful farming advise via a voicemail system based on the Cisco Unified Messaging platform. The voicemail system assists farmers in obtaining information about crop prices and yields, animal care, and weather conditions; and in making more effective farming decisions.

Cisco's social investment strategy focuses on empowering individuals and organisations as well as transforming communities through public-private partnerships and the benefits of networking.

UNI

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