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Digitalising Rural India Through CSR

Budget 2017-18 promises 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed broadband service by the end of the year. This may invite a range of reactions. Someone might say “Really? This looks like an impossible task to achieve.” There might be yet another section saying “Rural poor need jobs, not technology”. While there could be varied opinions...

25% Students Leave Class VIII Without Basic Reading Skills

Questioning the quality of education imparted in India, a report revealed that one out of every four students leaving Class VIII cannot read text of Class II level. Basic reading skills are found to be lacking in these children making it further difficult for them to decide on a career option. Assessing the Indian education...

Accenture Grants 4.8 Crore To Support Job-Skills Training For PwDs

To improve job readiness and opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs), Accenture awarded a series of grants worth Rupee 4.8 crore to its nonprofit partners Dr. Reddy’s Foundation, Anudip Foundation and EnAble India. The grants are part of Accenture’s ‘Skills to Succeed’ global corporate citizenship initiative which aims to equip 3 million with job skills by 2020. The initiative intends to...

IndusInd Bank Partners to Support Blind Indian Cricket Squad

IndusInd Bank had earlier launched its non-banking sports vertical, ‘IndusInd For Sports’, to make sports an integral, intrinsic and strategic element for both internal and external stakeholders. It aimed to entail year-long engagement activities for customers, employees and the community through its programmes. The bank has announced the launch of the ‘World Champions Programme...

Kochi To Get India’s First Transgender School, To Be Inaugurated On Dec 30

Sahaj International School in Kochi will be the first residential transgender school in the country. Transgender activists Vijayaraja Mallika, Maya Menon and Faisal CK made the announcement after working hard to make this dream come true. The school will initially accommodate 10 transgenders, who will study under the National Open School system. The school will...

India Heading Towards Sustainable Energy Practices

India has approximately one per cent of world's energy resources, but it consists of 16% of world's population. Awareness needs to be created of limited energy resources. National Energy Conservation week (12th – 16th December, 2016) is being observed all over India to make people aware of global warming and climate change and promote...

Why Our Youth Will Not Succeed With Only Skilling?

A young boy, 21-year old (let’s call him Bhima), who has recently migrated to a town, finally gets to work as a welder in a small workshop. After dropping out of school, Bhima learned welding from his father – a part-time welder. Six months later, Bhima’s employer fires him for not being an efficient...

Time To Let Children Lead The Fight Against Violation Of Child Rights

Children these days are smarter than we think they could be. They are also sensitive towards the issues they face or children at their age face when their rights are curbed. Children should be driving the change further to make this world a children-friendly place. This was one of the major points discussed at...

India’s Regional & Linguistic Diversity Creates Unique Challenges For Education System: Kruti Bharucha, Director, ARK

Absolute Return for Kids (Ark) is a non-profit organisation that works globally towards improving the learning outcomes of public education systems. Kruti Bharucha, Country Director, Ark in her 16-year long career has worked with McKinsey & Co., The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In an interview with The CSR Journal, Bharucha talks about...

Educational Rights of 80 Tribal Children of Migrant Workers Restored

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited (FGII) has extended its support to 'Muktashala'- a residential facility to restore the educational rights of 80 tribal children of migrant workers at Mahad in Raigad district of Maharashtra. The initiative of the facility is aimed to emphasise and uplift the society through constructing and supporting sustainable solutions...

Bajaj V Recognises Unsung Heroes As Invincible Indians

Bajaj V by Bajaj Auto launched an initiative titled ‘Invincible Indians: Stories that Invoke Pride Everyday’ on Tuesday. The initiative aims to uncover stories of ordinary Indians who by their resolve and determination performed extraordinary acts in the service of society. In the initial phase, five Indians from different parts of India were felicitated in...

79% Parents Feel Our School System Lacks Freedom

Time and again, our school education system has been receiving flak. A recent survey conducted in Mumbai considering 800 people reaffirm the concern of parents about the current academic system. Parents are losing faith in the prevailing education system as 75% admit to alienation of school learning from the real and practical world, a study...
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