Tej Kohli foundation was established by Mr. Tej Kohli in 2006 to help kids in Costa Rica break out of the poverty-stricken situation. Tej Kohli envisioned that the foundation could possibly play a multiplier role in society, contributing to the growth and increased impact of philanthropy. read more...
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Tej Kohli's community commitment is diverse and far-reaching and aimed at providing opportunities and resources that positively impact physical, emotional, educational and economical well being in the community.
Tej Kohli believes that his obligation to support the communities where he has business presence is fundamental. As a good neighbor, he always seeks opportunities to partner with fellow citizens to ensure that community needs are met - often in unique and creative ways.
Through the foundation, every year, he invests hundreds of thousands of dollars to improve neighborhoods and expand education at the community level in Costa Rica. But giving back to community means more than just making financial contributions. It involves following:
Improving Education: Education is at the heart of Tej Kohli's community outreach efforts. Believing that a well rounded quality education is the fundamental building block of a successful community, he has contributed more than 300 thousand dollars to support students, teachers, schools and educational programmes raising the educational standard of the regions in Costa Rica.
Employee Philanthropy: Mr. Kohli encourages and supports the involvement of his employees in their communities. In the year 2005, he has formalized his company's community involvement efforts along with the foundation, to encourage greater employee participation, as well as recognizing those employees whose work has improved the communities they live in. Employees are given four hrs of paid time off each month to volunteer in their communities.
Financial Literacy: Helping people become better money managers is just the beginning of Kohli's efforts to improve financial literacy at the community level in Costa Rica. Tej Kohli foundation works with other non-profit partners to facilitate financial literacy classes, and in turn, ensure that lower-income group can access basics about financial education.
Strengthening Neighborhoods and helping small businesses: Tej Kohli foundation along with other community-based partners in the region works for affordable housing, educated citizens, and successful small businesses to improve the community wealth.
Community Partnerships: Kohli foundation has partnered with the community organizations for projects that improve the quality of life for the community, with an emphasis on healthcare, public education and humanitarian services.