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CSR: BYJU’S Co-founder Divya Gokulnath meets NGO partners to discuss efforts for digital literacy

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New Delhi, India: In India, access to quality education is still a privilege that only a few can afford. However, BYJU’S Education For All, the not-for-profit initiative of BYJU’S, is changing this narrative. Education For All is a unique model of corporate social responsibility that collaborates with over 175 NGOs across the country to provide free access to BYJU’S premium learning content to children in underserved areas.
BYJU’S Education For All currently reaches and teaches 55 lakhs beneficiaries in collaboration with 175 NGOs. To achieve this, it has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach where it collaborates with NGOs, schools, and government bodies to ensure that quality education reaches the most marginalized communities. This revolutionary model is spearheaded by Divya Gokulnath, the Co-founder of BYJU’S, who is a passionate advocate for making digital learning equitable and accessible to all.
In this regard, Divya recently organized a roundtable discussion with ten key NGO partners, including Anukulan, Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL), Indeed Foundation, Smile Foundation, Udayan care, Border Security Force, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Rotary India Literacy Mission-Rotary India Humanity Foundation, SOS Children’s Village, and Sshrishti Trust, in New Delhi.
In an interactive session, she took their data-driven feedback and asked them what else they needed to make education more effective for their beneficiaries. Another aim of the meeting was to discuss the increasing benefits of technology in education and how amplifying its use can help more students in the next phase of the partnership. This bottom-up approach, along with the commitment from the topmost level, makes BYJU’S Education For All a unique and scalable initiative.
BYJU’S Education for All has pledged to transform the lives of over 10 lakhs children in Delhi, NCR, Gurgaon and nearby border regions through digital learning. The organization continues to work tirelessly towards its goal, with a team of dedicated educators and professionals who are committed to creating a brighter future for India.
The roundtable discussion was a resounding success. Some of the key highlights from the event include BYJU’S extending additional offerings to NGO partners, including skill-based and English learning courses.
The Foundation Skills Academy by Great Learning, which is a subsidiary of BYJU’S, will provide support to EFA beneficiaries to upskill and be job-ready, while enhanced mentorship from BYJU’S will help reduce school dropouts. In addition, the implementation of more English language training through the NGO partners and the incorporation of multi-language curriculums will help bring down the language barrier in many communities.
BYJU’S has also pledged to help with capacity building and teacher training programmes for NGO partners, recognizing the importance of providing educators with the tools they need to make a difference.
Looking ahead, BYJU’S is set to launch special programs in the coming months that will focus on adult literacy and create a deeper impact on border areas and wards of security forces. With these initiatives, BYJU’S is demonstrating its unwavering commitment to creating a more equitable and accessible education system, where every student has the opportunity to succeed.
Commenting on the occasion, Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder, BYJU’S said, “At BYJU’S, we believe that every child deserves access to high-quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances. Quality education is the cornerstone of harnessing human potential and development and our mission under Education For All is to empower underprivileged children with the same quality content and provide equal learning opportunities with the digital tools and resources they need to succeed. The recent roundtable with our partnered NGOs was a valuable opportunity for us to evaluate our impact, listen to the needs of our partners, and chart a path forward. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our partners and excited to expand access to BYJU’S content in the upcoming academic year. Together, I am confident that we can make a real difference in the lives of children, one day at a time.”
The meeting ended on a high note, with the exciting announcement of a National NGO Partners’ Meet aimed at bringing together stakeholders and student beneficiaries to deliberate how BYJU’S Education For All can be made even more effective. This crucial event is expected to help BYJU’S take another leap forward to bridge the educational gap between the haves and have-nots and make digital literacy accessible to more children in need.

 

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