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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...

CSR: ZENCC offers FREE network security solution for schools

Today, when the internet has become an integral part of the curriculum and management, schools need to carefully consider network safety to protect their data and their students’ confidential information. If trends across the world are anything to go by, then Educational Institutes including K12 schools are extremely vulnerable to data hacks. According to some...

No student should miss a career opportunity: Ketan Deshpande, Founder Chairman & CEO, FUEL

FUEL (Friends Union For Energising Lives) is a non-profit organisation focused on assisting students with education and career opportunities. In an exclusive interview for our print magazine, Ketan Deshpande, Pavate Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, UK Ashoka Fellow, Founder Chairman & CEO, FUEL, talked about gaps in the higher education system, working with...

Which are the institutions in India providing courses in CSR?

India is the first country in the World to have mandated Corporate Social Responsibility through Companies Act 2013. As per the law, companies need to adopt a business-like approach and to create a strategic CSR framework, that leads to socio-economic development and curb environmental issues by promoting sustainable and scientific solutions. CSR was a norm...

CSR News: WPP India Foundation leads the under-served from Education to Livelihood

As India pens its development story for the 21st century, it has a key advantage in its youth demographic. With a large pool of aspirational youth in the country, there is a need for opportunities to develop their skills. The government’s initiatives in skill development, entrepreneurship and platforms for innovations has witnessed many takers,...

Inclusive Education & Social Inclusion Is Breaking Barriers For The Visually Impaired

India is home to nearly 8 million blind people, which is approximately one-fourth of the total blind population in the world. Inclusion is a fundamental birthright of every individual. People may be born without a completely functional organ or senses but that shouldn’t deter anyone from leading a life of independence and dignity. When...

CSR News – Scholastic India Celebrated Children’s day With Underprivileged Kids

On the occasion of Children's Day, Scholastic India today conducted a pan-India campaign to promote reading among the underprivileged children by reaching out to multiple NGOs across various cities. They hosted storytelling sessions in sixteen NGOs across the country and donated books to underprivileged kids. While education is important, it is not just textbooks that...

CSR News – Pearson enables a better learning environment this Children’s Day by associating with Robin Hood Army

According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), the level of fundamental learning skills in underprivileged children is very low owing to absence of basic education infrastructure. To bridge this gap, on the occasion of Children’s day, Pearson India, leading digital learning company has partnered with Robin Hood Army under their CSR initiative to affirm...

Skilling and Empowering Women – An Imperative for India

"There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing", said Swami Vivekananda in the 19th Century. Today, in the 21st Century, improving the socio-economic status of women does not seem to be a prophecy...

CSR News – LANXESS India Opens Vocational Skill Centre In Thane

LANXESS India Private Limited established a skill development centre in Thane as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme to provide training to aspiring candidates looking for suitable employability. The LANXESS  B-ABLE SKILL CENTRE was set up in association with BASIX Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Limited (B-Able) who is the implementation partner for...

After CSR, Get Ready For SSR

In a bid to revitalise the higher education sector in India and to forge stronger linkages between industry and academia, the government has redefined the scope of 2% mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) contribution made by companies. Now, companies can spend their contribution on centrally funded and state-funded academic institutions, universities and incubators. Earlier this...

Gig Economy Gaining Workers in India

India is emerging as the third largest online labour market. Online Labour Index survey 2016 shows that India-based employers represented 5.9% of all projects/tasks posting for online labour of which 45% were for software development and technology projects. This trend suggests the changing nature of employment in the IT-BPM sector. This trend was reaffirmed as...

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