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CSR Initiative by CCL Produces JEE Toppers

'CCL ke Lal and CCL ki Ladli’ – the flagship programme in education sector implemented under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) has produced JEE Mains toppers. Under this programme, children who are appearing in their class 10 examination are selected through a test from across the state. All the selected students...

Karnataka Government Launch an App to Monitor CSR Contributions to Schools

The Department of Primary and Secondary Education of government of Karnataka has decided to develop an app to meet the needs of government schools under CSR programmes as well as bring in transparency among donors. The Namma Shale - Namma Koduge (My School, My contribution) programme aims to provide accessibility to donors across the globe. The...

App to Address Opportunity Inequality in Chhattisgarh

It has been often pointed out that unemployability is a larger problem in India than unemployment. Niti Aayog in its report Strategy for New India @ 75, about 53% of youth coming out of India’s higher educational institutions are not employable. In order to address the problem of employability, the government of India launched...

CSR News: Pearson India partners with Akshaya Patra to donate over 1 lakh bags

Pearson India, the leading digital learning company, recently partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to donate around 1 Lakh bags and pencil boxes for the underprivileged children in four cities in India. The purpose of the initiative is to make basic educational amenities accessible for children and help them pave a bright future for...

What to Expect in India’s Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Policy

Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) will be in the spotlight in 2020, going by Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan's latest declaration. He announced at the 107th Indian Science Congress last Friday that his ministry is in an advanced stage of developing a formal policy on scientific social responsibility. Through the Department of Science and...

Wipro, Nasscom Collaborate to Skill Indian Students in AI

Indian multinational corporation Wipro, in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), will be setting up a platform to train students in emerging technologies — artificial intelligence (AI), data science, internet of things (IoT) and cyber securities. Wipro has decided to take up the initiative under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, TalentNext,...

CSR News – Dabur Adopts 4 Government Schools in Rajasthan

Dabur India Ltd announced the expansion of its community development drive in the state with the adoption of four Government schools in Rajasthan – two in Newai and two in Alwar. Dabur has pledged to improve the overall infrastructure in these four schools this year in Rajasthan with the intent of improving the overall...

Rethinking Government School Education – A Transformation in The Making

Schools are the foundation for children to acquire knowledge and develop a personality. Inclusive and holistic growth of a child relies on various factors, even at the school level. For improved learning outcomes, a promising environment and method of teaching and learning have to be inculcated. Infrastructure, availability of space, learning methodology, availability of...

CSR: Eliminating Learning Poverty by 2030

Learning Poverty Report, recently released by the World Bank has estimated that about 53 per cent of children in low and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. It has set a new learning target which aims to cut at least half the global rate of...

Top 5 Nonprofits in India for Education and Skill Development of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Nonprofits in India for education and skill development have a gargantuan task laid out for them. Education is of utmost importance among parents who are concerned for their children’s future. Then there are children who unfortunately don’t have parents and are deprived of basic essentials and cannot afford education for a stable future. Fortunately, there...

CSR Fundraising Gets Serious for Colleges in Madhya Pradesh

The Department of Higher Education has made a plan aiming CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) funds to upgrade their infrastructure of colleges in Madhya Pradesh. The department has also instructed them to constitute bodies at various levels depending on amount fund to pursue the case. Colleges in Madhya Pradesh have been told to target CSR funds...

We are working with 3.75 lakh children and young people: Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus

Founded by Matthew Spacie in 1999, Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India, working with more than 375,000 children and young people in 22 states and 77 districts of India. The organization equips children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and...

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