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Transgenders Apply For Teaching Posts In UP For The First Time

At least 69 members of the ‘third gender’ have applied for the posts of lecturers and assistant teachers in colleges and schools for the first time in Uttar Pradesh. This is also the first time that the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) is keeping the data on transgender applicants. As part of the...

About 14 Lakh Child Labourers In India Cannot Write Their Names

According to figures published by CRY- Child Rights and You, close to 1.4 million child labourers in India in the age group of 7-14 years cannot write their names. The analysis of Census data by CRY reveals that one in three child labourers in the said age group are illiterate. This is the grim...

Student Leadership Programme

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) launched Student Leadership Programme (SLP) - training leadership skills among students in different schools in Mumbai.   Students will be mostly drawn from aided/ unaided/ municipal schools.  The first pilot project with 50 students was launched in Mumbai during the academic year 2013-14.  Looking at the success, the team scaled...

NSDC Plans to Mobilise Rs 200 Crore by Tapping Corporates CSR Funds

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is planning to mobilise around Rs 200 crore by tapping CSR funds of corporate houses. The money will be utilised to fund some of the skill development programmes and to set up training centres across the country. Jayant Krishna, CEO, National skill Development Corporation (NSDC), said to boost skill development...

Ingersoll Rand partnered with Agastya International Foundation to launch Mobile Science Lab for the economically disadvantaged government school students in remote, rural areas and train teachers from the government schools in hands on pedagogy in Ghaziabad. The science centre was inaugurated at the Government Inter College, Nandgram, Ghaziabad. Children trained and educated by Agastya International...

Science Lab for rural kids launched in Ghaziabad

Ingersoll Rand partnered with Agastya International Foundation to launch Mobile Science Lab for the economically disadvantaged government school students in remote, rural areas and train teachers from the government schools in hands on pedagogy in Ghaziabad. The science centre was inaugurated at the Government Inter College, Nandgram, Ghaziabad. Children trained and educated by Agastya International...

Google and Tata Trusts Expand ‘Internet Saathi’ Program to Four More States

Google India and Tata Trusts have expanded their program ‘Internet Saathi’ in four more states namely - West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. The program launched in July, 2015, trains women in rural India about the benefits of Internet.  The joint initiative aims to overcome the digital gender disparity in rural India and empower...

Tata Trusts Partners with The Nudge Foundation for poverty alleviation

Tata Trusts and The Nudge Foundation, a Bangalore-based non-profit working on poverty alleviation at scale; announced a strategic partnership to alleviate poverty. The collaboration aims to further innovate on their flagship ‘Programme in Life Management’ in their Gurukuls and work to gear up for a growth target of 7x in 2016-17. The livelihoods portfolio...

Only 1.3% of the total CSR spend actually goes to career counselling: Craft Driven “Market” Research

Education sector has been one of the highest recipients of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds last year. Further detailing the spending in the sector, a report states that only 1.3% of the total CSR spending went to career counselling. Craft Driven Market Research, a firm in research and consulting sector, studied 250 BSE listed...

Tale Of Education

Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) is a proposal by the Human Resource Development ministry of India whose aim will be funding infrastructure creation for top education institutes like the IITs and IIMs. The government is planning to set aside Rupee 1,000 crore corpus initially which will later be raised to about Rupee 20,000 crore....

Teradata Partners With Project Nanhi Kali To Support The Education Of Underprivileged Girls

Teradata, a big data analytics and marketing applications company, announced its partnership with Project Nanhi Kali to support education initiatives for young girls in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. UNICEF, among children not attending school, there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men....

Video highlights & ‘Make your Mark’ winners at ‘We Care’

Catch the glimpse of 'We Care' Poster competition organised by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) with The CSR Journal as media partners. Students of First Year MBA course, displayed their learning and suggested solutions to some social problems through posters. Before the poster competition, students had undergone a 24-days internship across the country...
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