The year 2020 was for all of us a year of adaptation, resilience and solidarity: adaptation to new methods of learning, working, interaction, the determination to move forward, to succeed in fulfilling everything you have set out to do, regardless of obstacles. However, it was also the year of solidarity and generosity of those who contributed from the outset to the support of communities during the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UiPath community around the world reacted and got involved in our internal campaign for the Global Emergency Fund in the context of COVID-19.
In less than 2 weeks, a $1 million support was provided to children from our programs and their families, to hospitals and other medical institutions in Romania, as well as to the families of internal migrants from India and children enrolled in our programs in Bangalore.
With the support of our partner, Give India, we distributed over 1 million meals to vulnerable children and their families who have undergone, during lockdown, through a massive internal migration from urban areas to rural areas of India (Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai), severely affected by the pandemic. The organization has a history of 20 years, in which it has worked with all the major international foundations.
In addition to addressing a major humanitarian crisis for domestic migrants in India, the UiPath Foundation has provided more than 4000 packages of basic food for children supported in Bangalore with Dream a Dream through the Global Emergency Fund.
"2020 was a year of generosity. With the help of those who believe in us and who support us to accomplish our mission, we have succeeded, in less than a week, to mobilize the needed resources for the vulnerable communities where we intervene, so affected by the difficult context created by the pandemic, both in Romania and in India. It was essential to provide support to these communities, to the children in our programs - in order to have access to quality education, by offering them the necessary devices and by making sure they feel safe, regardless of the context. At the same time, we have managed to donate protective equipment and materials to 55 hospitals in Romania which were so badly needed to better cope with the situation."
"The problem of malnutrition was in place, but the pandemic aggravated this problem. Because of the pandemic and social distance, a lot of people were left without a job, and so some families were no longer able to support themselves and a challenge for us was how we can mobilize faster. An extremely important component that we want from our partners is leadership, their involvement in our initiatives. Sometimes you're so preoccupied with your problems that you forget to see the big picture. This doesn't happen when you have partners like UiPath Foundation who support you, offer suggestions and are interested in treating all community issues. We rarely meet partners who are interested in the problem of malnutrition, and moreover, the quality of meals, if they are healthy and balanced for children, and the UiPath Foundation has done so."
2,5 tons of protective equipment were donated to 55 hospitals in 24 counties in the country;
10,025 medical coveralls;
6,600 protective gowns;
50,000 pairs of protective gloves;
1,380 CUT gloves;
525 FFP2 masks;
12,150 single-use protective masks;
57 ventilators were repaired;
Children in our programs and their families (about 800 people) received continuous support, food and hygiene products were provided to them, emergency humanitarian support in cases severely affected by COVID-19 and access to online education to children.
More than 1 million meals have been offered to families of migrant workers who have lost their jobs to the pandemic;
4,000 ration kits were distributed to children and young people from the educational programs supported by UiPath Foundation in Bangalore, as well as to their families.
You have reached the end of our activity report for 2020.
With every story of courage discovered in the report – of the children in our educational programs, of our strategic partners, of mentors and volunteers and of our team, we have tried to convey our message about COURAGE - that was and will be a source of energy for the future! Thank you for going through the entire collection of stories about the programs and initiatives that try to generate a long term change. We, at the UiPath Foundation, will continue to be present in the lives of the children we support, to help them discover and make best use of their potential, and to ensure that every child or teacher has access to quality learning to be able to dream for a better future. We invite you and stay close to us and to the incredible stories about courage from our communities. To learn more about us and our initiatives, you can follow us here: