RM believes in integrating corporate roles and social responsibility to empower the deserving in society.
The RM ESI foundation was established in 2007 as not just our corporate social responsibility arm but as a means to reiterate RM's commitment to the welfare and upliftment of the community it is part of. The RM ESI foundation's vision of providing support to bright but underprivileged children was actualized through two welfare programmes which commenced in 2007. The first was the School Adoption Programme intended to provide support to Government-owned schools in and around Trivandrum. The second being the Scholarship Programme for aiding underprivileged students to pursue education in recognized schools in Trivandrum.
RM ESI currently supports three schools at Karichar, Thiruvelloor and Pallipuram, all of which are near Trivandrum.
School adoption programme
2019: RMESI supported three government schools at Karichar, Thiruvelloor and Pallipuram by providing shoes, tables & Benches, RM branded Notebooks, Laptop, and Lunch plates for students. RM ESI also paid monthly salaries for English and Computer teachers and for the monthly subscriptions for English and Malayalam newspapers at the three schools. HR director Emma Copland and RM CEO David Brooks paid a visit to the Karichar school.
2018: RM extended support to the Thiruvalloor and Karichar government schools by providing furniture, equipment and basic school supplies for the students. RM also paid salaries of English and Computer Teachers. A visit to the RMESI premises was arranged for the kids from Karichar School.
2017: RM Group CEO David Brooks, RMESI CEO Connell Viegas, HR Director Angela Sherwood and HR Head Aditi Radhakrishnan visited Thiruvalloor and Karichar government schools. RM paid the salaries of English and Computer teachers in Thiruvalloor School for the 2017 academic year.
2016: RM distributed school shoes to over 320 underprivileged students in Thiruvalloor and Karichar Schools. Thiruvalloor School is a new addition to the School Adoption Programme this year. RM Group CEO David Brooks, RMESI CEO Connell Viegas, HR Director Angela Sherwood and HR Head Aditi Radhakrishnan committed to pay salaries of the English and Computer teachers in Thiruvalloor School for the 2016 academic year. Essential furniture were also provided for the classrooms in Thiruvalloor School.
2015: RM promised to take care of the essential furniture for the classrooms of Thiruvalloor School. RM Group CEO David Brooks, RMESI CEO Connell Viegas, HR Director Angela Sherwood and HR Head Aditi Radhakrishnan visited the school.
2014: Shoes were distributed to 145 students of the Karichar School. In early February, the students visited RMESI premises to understand how an IT company works. Their interactions with the staff motivated them immensely.
2013: RM distributed toys, chairs, and shoes to students and paid salaries of Computer and English teachers.
2012: RM helped rebuild the school's Science Lab with electrical fittings, plumbing and lab furniture. School uniforms, shoes, plates for the mid-day meal and toys were distributed to all the students.
2007 to 2011: Through the School Adoption Programme, RM donated the following items to Kazhakootam Government School - a public address system including an amplifier, speakers, a Laser printer, chairs, books, several sports and play equipment.
This scholarship scheme was initiated in 2007 to provide financial aid for the education of students who come under the low-income group in Kerala. Every year, students are added to this scheme. Applications are invited from deserving students to pursue their school education in the recognized schools of the city.
2019: The RMESI foundation supports 57 bright students through the Graeme Dewart Scholarship 2019. 44 of these students are school students are 13 college students. The RMESI foundation takes the responsibility of paying school/college fees of these students for the academic year 2019-2020.
2018: Through the Graeme Dewart Scholarship Programme, RM sponsored fees of 53 students from various schools and colleges in Trivandrum. There are school students from 1st to 12th standard and college students pursuing various courses like BTech, MCA etc.
2017: RM sponsored fees of 48 students from various schools and colleges in Trivandrum. A majority of these students are from economically backward sections of the society. There are school students from 7th to 11th standard and college students pursuing various courses like BCom, BSc, BTech, MCA, MArch.
2016: The Graeme Dewart Scholarship funded 53 students from 3 different schools.
2015: The Graeme Dewart Scholarship funded nine students from 2 different city schools.
2014: The Graeme Dewart Scholarship funded the fees of 6 students from different city schools.
2013: 3 students from the city schools availed the scholarship.
2012: 5 students studying professional courses were funded in their academic endeavors.