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Impact Sourcing: An Idea That’s Time Has Come?

21-YEAR-OLD Neha hails from a low-income locality in Metiabruz in West Bengal. Despite her limited resources and humble background, she dreams of becoming a pilot, someday. Not so long ago, this young and ambitious girl could hardly think of continuing her studies after high school, because her parents could not afford to pay her fees....

Yes Bank Provides Training, Jobs For J&K Youth

YES Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, has successfully launched the 2nd Edition of YES Udaan. Udaan is an ambitious Five Year Project launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) that aims to provide training and employment opportunities to the youth of Jammu &...

wp in Education: The Burning need for Innovations

This Teachers Day, The wp Journal presents some food for thought by Professor Chetan Baxi- author of two books on wp, and former Director, MDI- on the importance of innovation in wp by pointing out some compelling cases of Corporate Houses who are using innovation to change the face of education in India.

Right to Education Act in India: Undermining its own objectives

The CCS field coordinators in the National Independent Schools Alliance report that 4,331 schools have already been shut down in 17 states – 2,500 in Punjab, while another 15,083 face threat of closure (as on 18 March 2014) affecting over 18,00,000 students.

What’s in Store for Graduates in Organic Farming

As the Indira Gandhi National Open University introduces a Certificate Course in Organic Farming, here’s a look at the current demand for organic produce in India and Global markets and why there is need for Government & Corporate backing for the Indian Organic Farming dream to materialize.

Infosys Earmarks Rs 250 crore For wp

INFOSYS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has launched Spark-IT, a programme to enhance the skill levels of engineering graduates in the country. The initiative is part of Infosys Foundation’s plans to deploy Rs 249 crore towards wp and philanthropy initiatives in fiscal 2015

Dubai Throws A Rope To Flood-Ravaged Kids At ‘3 Idiots’ School

‘Don’t ignore the North-East’ is Dubai resident Harsha Sawlani’s message for corporates, as she shoulders the fate of 42 children at the Druk school in Leh, in a reaffirming story about the power and reach of individual social responsibility.

Atul Kasbekar’s Photography Masterclass For Slum Kids

FOR 32 children from Mumbai, who live in underprivileged conditions and find it tough to even fulfill their basic needs on most occasions, it was a moment of exhilaration when celebrity lensman Atul Kasbekar reached out to them to conduct a masterclass on photography. Kasbekar was participating in an event called Mumbai Meri Jaan,...

Teaching A Man To Fish: ICICI Foundation’s Push For Skill Development

From working at coffee shops to applying paint, how ICICI Foundation is making vocational development the cornerstone of its wp activities

When Humans Lived Inside the Earth

A few years ago, a teacher told me an interesting story about an 8th class student. She narrated how this student thought that humans lived inside the earth and if a rocket were to be launched, the earth would part and the rocket would leave for the sky. The same teacher then went on...

Shelby M.C. Davis & Mahindra announce Major UWC Scholarship Commitment

UWC International Patron, Shelby M.C. Davis and Anand Mahindra, Governor of UWC Mahindra College and Chairman of India’s Mahindra Group, has announced that together they will provide major new support for the UWC movement. Jointly, they are committing a total of US$12.5 million scholarship funding over the next five years. Shelby Davis and Anand Mahindra...

Deutsche Bank honors teachers working with underprivileged students

‘Comedy ki Paathshaala’ to honor teachers working with underprivileged students : In an event organized at the Deutsche Bank office in Goregaon, Mumbai it celebrated Teacher’s Day by saluting the remarkable spirit of teachers who work within disadvantaged communities – those who infuse their class rooms with positivity and good humor. The Bank organized ‘Comedy ki...

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