The Vodafone Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales, on 14 June 2017, announced that it will be expanding its ongoing education programmes to aid 5 million marginalized African children who have been kept out of the educational system from the beginning. The announcement came ahead of the World Refugee Day on June 20. The announcement also follows a UNESCO Research conducted in 2014 had found out that there are 263 million children in the age group of 6-17 years who are out of school. A staggering 93 million of these children belong to sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, there are millions of children who have access to schools but fail to acquire basic reading and writing skills; predominantly in the developing regions of the world. While administrative bodies across...
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) along with ITC and Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust recently launched Code Unnati, a multi-year, collaborative digital literacy and software skills development initiative. The initiative will work to strengthen Government of India's Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDSA) and will enable employability through digital literacy. Code Unnati partners with 6 diverse non-profit organisations to impart digital literacy to children, adolescents, the differently-abled & other citizens and drive employment-led software skills development for the underprivileged. This initiative envisions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals of - No Poverty, Quality Education, Decent Work & Economic Growth, and Partnership For the Goals. Th
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, recognised for its contributions in the field of Economic and Business Innovation, has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize. Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation received the honour which includes three million yen along with a certificate by Naotoshi Okada, President, CEO of Nikkei Inc. Headquartered in Bengaluru, The Akshaya Patra Foundation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government schools and Government aided schools, The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been working round the clock to only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and they attract curious visitors from aro
The Asian Citizens Assembly (ACA) 2010 concluded recently in the South Indian city of Bengaluru and succeeded in bringing together citizens from across Asia to share and discuss the challenges, hopes and aspirations of the people inhabiting the largest landmass on the face of the Planet. The ACA was themed on the 5 Es of Ethics, Equity, Economy, Education and Ecology and included workshops on these to spell out the contemporary status of these indicators and the need for action for peace and sustainable development in the region. Citizens’ Assemblies gather women and men, association and organizations that would want to participate in renewing democracy and act in significant changes in their society and at global level. The Assemblies are not a kind of new parliaments or new ins
Ever considered the question: how do we acquire knowledge about the physical environment around us? The easiest way to get to know about environment in general and environmental issues in particular is to open a text book. In our academic curriculum, in our schools and colleges, in any discipline, we will get enough information about the issues and problems of modern day environment. If we are extra curious, we can go to the nearby library to get books on specific aspects of environment like wildlife or birds or trees or flowers and butterflies. Beyond this there are those interesting slide shows by people who have gone there and captured it all in slides or movies of their own. These are frequently offered in colleges and University film clubs and in IIC and IHC in the city. If we
Inviting graduates, post graduatesand young working professionals across disciplines...to be a part of the solution! Gandhi Fellowship , an initiative of Kaivalya Education Foundation is an intensive 2-year programme that helps talented young people develop the leadership skills to cause disproportionate positive change in society. The Fellowship challenges these young people to support primary school headmasters to turn around their failing schools, thus improving the quality of education provided in India’s government schools. By taking on real challenges and solving ‘live’ problems that exist today in schools across India, Fellows learn the generic skills that will allow them to lead change on a wide range of issues in other sectors. In the process Fellows are themselves supporte
Education for Sustainability - in an Era of Climate Change The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), Teen Murti Bhavan in collaboration with a series of organisations invites everyone interested in green education, green jobs, and sustainable development to a talk by: Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Science & Tech and Ministry of Earth Sciences. The talk will be followed by a short interactive session. Date: July 29, 2009 Time: 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM Venue: Main auditorium, Teen Murti House, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library For more information, and to RSVP contact: Vidya Subramanian firstname.lastname@example.org
Even as there is no reliable estimate on the number of tigers that walk the jungles of India, and no agreement even on how to carry out the census - the tiger population in the country is on the expressway to extinction. Tigers and the large number of ecosystem services they provide are being lost at an unprecedented rate. This has put the future of our generation and the generations to come, under grave danger. The tiger is facing threats from poaching, habitat destruction owing to urbanisation, climate change and a mismanagement that has plagued the country ever since. Unfortunately, the efforts being made to help the tiger fight for survival (his and ours) are but a drop in the ocean. Thus, Delhi Greens, and a series of organisations have come together and have called for a Rally...