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Online learning for the underprivileged: Simple steps towards a brighter future

The pandemic has changed the world of education dramatically. The closure of schools and switch to hybrid model of learning have laid bare the existing digital divide. Underprivileged children, who don’t have access to basic resources of online learning are now challenged by the perils of the pandemic and they deserve maximum attention. According to...

CSR initiative will give govt school students in Gujarat free online access to local language lessons

Everest Kanto Cylinders (EKC), India’s largest manufacturer of high pressure gas cylinders, today announced a CSR initiative by the company to provide free online access to curriculum-linked educational content to government school students in Gujarat. The CSR program, which is ideated and executed by ConnectEd Technologies, an EdTech social enterprise, aims to provide quality vernacular...

IIM Udaipur Launches India’s First Student-Driven Impact Investment Fund

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur launched a student-managed Impact Investment Fund (IIF) focusing on investing in early-stage projects or start-ups that create a social and environmental impact on society. The Impact Investment Fund (IIF) initiative aims to support entrepreneurs who have the potential to leverage their expertise and skills to create an impact for the...

3 corporate partnerships where financial literacy meets digital inclusion

There have been numerous byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in CSR. Apart from projects on digital learning witnessing explosive growth, another intersection where corporate social responsibility is rightly showing interest is the one between financial literacy and digital inclusion. Access to the internet and financial services are no longer a luxury,...

Former Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurates FUEL Future Skills Institute (FFSI) in Pune

Shri. Prakash Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, and Former Union HRD Minister inaugurated FUEL Future Skills Institute (FFSI) in Pune on 6th February 2022 (Sunday). FUEL Future Skills Institute will improve the skill ecosystem and make youth future skills ready. “The pace of change in technology is immense and the youth have...

Safer Internet Day 2022 – Exploring respect and relationships online

Today is Safer Internet Day. How safe do you think you are online right now? Even seasoned journalists, celebrities and famous personalities aren't spared. Fraud and phishing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter was duped of Rs. 34,000 on February 7 while she was selling a second-hand sofa online. The person, who posted himself as a...

This Initiative is Improving Primary Education for the Benefit of Underprivileged Children

The human brain starts developing at a tender age. By the time, a child is six-seven years old, 90 per cent of the brain development has already taken place. This makes it crucial to ensure from an early age, children are being taught in a manner that will allow them to reach their maximum...

Data Privacy Day 2022: Tsaaro pledges to train 5,000 engineers on data privacy and security

On the occasion of International Data Privacy Day, data security services provider Tsaaro took a pledge to educate and train over 5,000 engineers from India’s leading universities on the basics of data privacy and security. The courses will be imparted free of cost via Tsaaro Academy, a unique privacy certification training platform that is also...

India’s Social Service Expenditures Increased by 9.8% in FY22: Economic Survey

The government's spending on social services, such as health and education, increased during the past year. According to the Economic Survey 2021-22 released on 31st January 2022, the Centre and state governments earmarked 8.6% of GDP for social services, spending of Rs. 71.61 lakh crore in the current financial year. This is 9.8 per...

Talking life skills with Geeta Goel from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India, LLP and Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation

"Our schools are largely focussed on delivering academic subjects and bookish knowledge; the processes within the education system promotes individual excellence, exam taking and competition. The current preparation of young people in school does not equip or prepare them for life or livelihoods,” says Rukmini Banerji, Chief Executive Officer, Pratham Education Foundation. Adds Geeta Goel,...

This edtech collaboration is easing Indian army veterans into new-age tech roles

Edtech company Hero Vired has entered into a new partnership with Text & Clicks Academy to upskill existing, retiring and retired armed forces personnel and veterans. This first-of-a-kind partnership offers training and placement in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science on a larger scale. This collaboration will provide attractive...

‘vivo For Education’ CSR programme to provide vivo smartphones worth Rs. 10 lakhs and cash scholarship worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs to support education of 100 underprivileged kids

vivo in collaboration with Protean (formerly known as NSDL), announced afresh phase of the 'vivo For Education' program today. As part of this phase, vivo will provide 100 vivo smartphones worth Rs. 10 lakhs and a cash scholarship worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs to support education of 100 underprivileged kids. What is vivo for Education? Aligned with...

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