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Nasscom Foundation Says Most Firms Spend 70% CSR Fund on Education

Nasscom Foundation on Thursday in its yet-to-be-released report, has said that a substantial number of companies have spent more than 60-70% of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spend in education initiatives and the remaining half spend between 30-40% of their budget in education. "Education forms the major chunk of CSR spend: A substantial number of...

EDGE 2016 Focuses on Collaborations in the Social Sector

EdelGive Foundation, the strategic philanthropic arm of Edelweiss Group recently hosted the annual forum EDGE 2016. The fifth edition witnessed participation from grassroots organizations, distinguished corporates, philanthropists and social development experts. This initiative focused on the theme of ‘Why collaborations don’t work’ in the field of philanthropy. The engagement platform provided opportunities and insights...

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Celebrates 16 Years of Unlimited Food for Education

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has completed 16 years and all along the Foundation has strived to address the two main issues: “classroom hunger” and “education,” by providing 1 nutritious meal to children in Government and Government-aided schools a day. The journey began in 2000, starting from with the feeding of 1,500 children in 5...

National Education Day – Hopes & Aspirations

Today, India celebrates National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first education minister. His contribution as the education minister from 15th August 1947 until 2nd February 1958 is hardly spoken about. November 11 every year is an annual observance of his efforts for shaping up the education system in...

HAL-IISc To Set Up Skill Development Centre In Chitradurga

Defence Aviation major HAL in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are setting up a Skill Development Centre at Challakere in Chitradurga District, to enhance the skill set of local people. Foundation laying for construction of the Centre was performed yesterday by HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju and Prof Anurag Kumar, Director,IISc. ''This will...

Half of World’s Disabled Children Are Kept Out of Schools: Report

At least half of the world’s 65 million school-age children with disabilities are kept out of the classroom because little to no money is budgeted for their needs, a disability rights groups said in a report on Monday. Light for the World, a charity which supported the research, said stigma and misinformation surrounding disability as...

MyRight: Independence From Unemployment

India is a highly populated democratic nation. Around 60% of India’s population is young and need their skills to be channelized. They have to earn and contribute to the nation’s development. Creation of new jobs is a crucial task. The education level in recent years has increased and the development of skill is an...

MyRight: Independence From Illiteracy

In the country of Vedas, literature has always played a significant role. India boasts of a rich culture broadly based on the ancient scriptures. Unfortunately, with changing times, India cannot take pride of its literacy rates. The literacy rate of India according to the Census report 2011 is 74.04% including 82.14% males and 65.46% females. The global...

Corporate Prefer Partnering With NGOs Over Social Enterprises: Survey

Corporate houses preferred to partner with NGOs over social enterprises when it came to executing corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, states a survey report published by Samhita Social Ventures. Identification and selection of NGOs was also found to be challenging for companies. “Non-government organisations (NGO) were preferred over social enterprises because of the favourable stance...

Primary Govt School Students Of Chhattisgarh To Get Smart Class Education

Sampark Foundation in collaboration with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of Chhattisgarh flagged off implementation of Sampark Smart Class Program across all government primary schools in Chhattisgarh. The program is being implemented in over 33,000 primary government schools with 23 lakh children with an investment of Rs 60 crores from Sampark Foundation. The initiative aims to ensure...

Mastercard’s Girls4Tech Program Returns to India for the Second Year

Girls4Tech is a hands-on, inquiry-based program that connects the foundations of the Mastercard business to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles and shows students that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a STEM career. Part of a worldwide rollout, Mastercard will bring its signature Girls4Tech program back to Pune on 5...

Mitsubishi Group Supports Hearing & Speech Impaired Students

Mitsubishi Electric Group companies in India undertook a joint initiative to support the Welfare Centre for Speech & Hearing Therapy at Gurgaon under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The companies pooled in their resources to set up a composting plant for recycling kitchen waste, installed cold drinking water facility and refurbished the hostel kitchen and mess infrastructure...
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