India among 21 countries facing ‘extensive’ learning crisis
UN’s report , ‘Education for all – global monitoring report 2013-14’, places India in the top bracket of countries likely to achieve a primary enrolment target of at least 95 per cent by 2015, but questions the quality of education, placing India among the 21 countries facing an ‘extensive’ learning crisis.
[CSR wire] Evaluating India’s top companies for CSR 2014
With the recent legislation that mandates companies to invest 2% of average net profits of past three years in CSR, the attention to CSR in India is increasing exponentially. Economic Times, Futurescape and IIM Udaipur have collaborated to prepare CSR Scores for India’s top companies based on publicly available data.
[DNA] UNFPA joins hands with NextGen to donate for adolescent girls projects in India
United Nations Population Fund India (UNFPA) has partnered with NextGen, India’s leading CSR & Sustainability Management Company, to provide a cloud and mobile enabled platform for corporates to channel Corporate Social Responsibility funding for the benefit of adolescent girls.
[CSR times] L&T Infotech launches a computer literacy programs for underprivileged youth
L&T Infotech, under its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program ‘1Step’, announced ‘Udaan’, a computer literacy project for the underprivileged youths of Navi Mumbai and Panvel. Its has collaborated with ‘Pratham’ and ‘Janakalyan Sevashram and Warrier Foundation’ for their computer literacy project. These non-governmental organization (NGOs) have been working extensively with the primary objective of educating underprivileged children & youth thereby creating employment and livelihood opportunities.
[India CSR] CEO Wockhardt Foundation shares his views on CSR
For the last five years, Wockhardt Foundation, the CSR arm of pharmaceutical major Wockhardt has been increasing involvement in the social sector under the guardianship of Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO, Wockhardt Foundation. Dr. Khorakiwala shares his views on why CSR initiatives in India should not just be mandatory, they should be bold.
[Your Story] Villgro and Dell Foundation collaborate to mentor education entrepreneurs
Indian education has very noticeable and multiple gaps to bridge.The scenario gets even more complex when we consider education for low-income students. Although lack of proper infrastructure remains a problem in many areas, quality of services is the true pain point.With an aim to to focus on the lowest strata of the socio-economic pyramid because it is the one least considered by seed funds, incubators and angel investors, Villgro collaborates with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to fund start-ups working in school education and skill training.