Welcome to the Smile Turtle Group (STG) Foundation
Who we are
We believe in the power of purpose. We recognise that businesses play an integral role in giving back to society. Our goal is to empower the joyous expansion and betterment of underserved communities where we live and work.
Upholding the parent company Smile Turtle Group’s corporate commitment to impacting a tangible change in society, we invest a part of our revenue towards socially relevant causes through the STG Foundation, in turn weaving values of community engagement and charity into our company culture.
The STG Foundation is dedicated to systematically empower the less fortunate people in our world, investing to create a better future for them. We strive to work towards changing and improving the lives of people in need. We particularly support initiatives that prioritise the wellbeing of children.
Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give.
Alice Hocker, author of ‘Finding Inner Peace, the Key to True Happiness.’
Kindness leads to better relationships, improved self-esteem, compassion, happiness, future success, and good mental and physical health.
Consistently open, honest, ethical and genuine. We are real.
We believe in the power of coming together and making great things happen.
We constantly push ourselves to be our best, we focus on solutions, and we arrive every day inspired to make an impact through our talent, passion and hard work.
We encourage and support a collaborative and positive environment to support the growth of our people and our community.
Life saving surgeries for infants
One of the causes we hold close to our heart is children’s health. There are more than 4,000 different kinds of birth defects, ranging from minor ones that need no treatment to serious diseases that cause disabilities or require immediate medical or surgical treatment. The STG Foundation has supported life-saving surgeries of seven critically ill infants in India, under the age of 1.
Supporting the Indian Government’s Covid aid initiatives for the vulnerable sections of society, especially the migrant and homeless communities, Akshaya Patra is providing food relief through cooked meals or food relief kits in various locations across the country. In April/May 2020, STG Foundation made a contribution to uplift the noble cause.
Internships for graduates
We welcome bright, young talent, especially people who have lost jobs due to COVID. We offer paid internships to graduates who have a passion to perform, giving them the exposure and opportunity to build a professional career. Till date, we have placed more than 30 engineers in various internship roles.
Recognising early intervention efforts by Amar Seva Sangam
For the last 40 years, Amar Seva Sangam, a grassroots organisation in South India, has been committed to the empowerment of people with disabilities. One of its activities is in the field of Early intervention, providing services and support to babies and young children under the age of 5, born with developmental delays and disabilities. This includes speech therapy, physical therapy, and other services based on the needs of the child and the family.
In 2020, the STG Foundation contributed to Amar Seva Sangam for its early intervention and rehabilitation program and honoured the institution for its dedication, passion and hard work in the field of early intervention, a cause close to STG Foundation.
Meet the Founders of the Foundation
Vijay Antony Alen
Founder & CEO
MD & COO
Vijay Antony Alen (Vijay) is the Founder and CEO of STG Foundation, the community engagement wing of Smile Turtle Group (STG). Vijay has close to 20 years of experience in Technology and Core Banking. He has worked with Core Banking clients and Credit Unions across the globe and has effectively delivered several successful product architectures, innovative trends, designs and solutions as well as projects in this domain.
Prior to founding STG and its verticals, Vijay spent 18 years in Temenos, a Swiss-based Core Banking software giant, where he started out as a developer in 2001. He carries a passion for innovation and leveraging technology and has been appreciated by all his clients, for his deep focus on client satisfaction and reciprocation of the trust that clients have bestowed on him.
Having worked with over 500 institutions, Vijay built a world class team at STG to continue to support Core Banking clients, Credit Unions and other large corporates in effectively achieving their business needs and digital transformation goals. Mr. George Koukis (Founder of Temenos) has referred to Vijay as one of the best Temenosians on a global level.
Vijay co-founded the entire expert services practice for Temenos, working with Mr. Steve Williams, the Founder of Temenos Expert Services, who is now a part of our team.
“The Man with All the Answers” – This was the first official Temenos Expert Services global press release which featured Vijay’s role as the first ever Temenos Client Architect.
What inspires us to do more
It is very nice of you to have given this wonderful contribution and recognised our efforts. We humbly acknowledge the award and will utilise the contribution towards our rehabilitation activities.
S. Ramakrishnan, Founder President
Amar Seva Sangam
Your support and prayers saved our child! Thank you for all the generous support you have showered on us since day one. My son recently celebrated his first birthday and enjoyed the day to the fullest. He is in the pink of health. We are truly thankful to everyone for being immensely supportive towards us and helping us get this far. You are indeed our true heroes!
Mother of 1-year old Pranesh
A big thanks to all you kind hearts for supporting Rishith's treatment and helping us fight our battle this far. Without your support, it would have been impossible to save his life! God bless you all!
Mother of baby Rishith
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is wholeheartedly grateful to you for supporting the COVID Disaster Relief Program. Your invaluable contribution will help us to support the disadvantaged sections of society to continue to live with dignity.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Being socially conscious, the STG Foundation is working hard for the upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden by creating a fund exclusively for the needy. Glad again to be part of this humane cause.
Kiran Nanjappa Senior Director, STG
STG Foundation does great community work with joy and abundant happiness.
Nagarajan Muthukumarasamy Head – Functional and Knowledge Management, STG