Socially responsible investment is a matter of goodwill and of long term vision. The Head Held High Foundation (HHHF) works at the grassroots, empowering the rural poor by creating profitable business models to ensure sustainable change.Join in, experience the future, and let others know how it feels to live with their Head Held High.
Until the HHHF model becomes fully sustainable, we need your support for our ongoing projects. Your contribution could be material, monetary donation, or a loan to a trainee. The training of one person costs approximately INR 30,000 (i.e. approximately USD 480). For a minimum of 24 trainees in a batch, the training cost is INR 7,20,000 (i.e. approximately USD 11,430). We will provide the details of the training costs to those interested in supporting HHHF. We invite you to partner with us by funding the training. As a company, you would get tax benefits for your contribution through one of our partners. Individual contributions for one or more trainees are welcome too. Please write to hetal.shah@head-held-high.org for more details.
By providing jobs to these candidates you provide them with a stable income. This immediately puts them on the path to self-sufficiency and makes them less vulnerable. What you get by employing them are confident, dedicated work-ready employees with high throughput and a low attrition rate. Employment is the only way to ensure the program becomes sustainable. Your support ensures we get to transform lives of people who are less fortunate. To see how you can help, click here.
  • To understate my experience: you’ll never be bored. My best memory would probably be watching the project launch in three different locations, and watching the 150 candidates get inducted into the programme. They will have their lives completely transformed and they’ll have an education that previously was unavailable to them, because society had deemed them unworthy of schooling. Head Held High will bring rural India far and I’m very proud of having been part of that journey.
  • "The motivation of the villagers to learn is incredibly high and a lesson for others to see and feel. They don’t give up and when they fall, they are courageous enough to try again."

    - FarihaSediqui

    "You have to see it to understand what they are going through. It is all about hard work and believing in yourself! We were so happy to see uneducated youngsters, pick up skills, work and live as proud citizens in their society."

    - FarihaSediqui

  • "Working for a month in The Rural Edge was the catalyst in my journey of finding a sustainable manner to solve rural poverty. Implementation of training in The Rural Edge were carried out with the most passionate and talented staff of teachers and administrators, who are bent on transforming the rural poor to empowered youths. I realized that it was a whole-hearted effort from everyone involved; it is difficult to ignore the twinkle of motivation in the eyes of the student, the many hours of hard work put in by the teachers, students, cooks and all the staff involved. My time spent in rural India sprouted me and a few others to look at the BPO industry more closely, and we decided to start a social enterprise in the Philippines to tackle rural youth unemployment. While I am largely in the Philippines now, The Rural Edge remains close to my heart, and I will never forget the experience of living in rural India, and its people."
  • “Working with the Village BPO was a life changing one for me. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interact with the first batch of people taking part in the program. I went in to teach, but I ended up learning more. They taught me how to be strong, courageous, determined and to go after what you want. At the same time they were so kind, affectionate and warm. And once I saw the training centre at Koppal, I fell in love with it! It’s amazing the way, that the project set up such a good facility in the middle of rural Karnataka!

    The best part of the whole program was the fact that I still got to keep in touch with a wonderful bunch of people.”