BENGALURU: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed Memorandums of Understanding with four NGOs – Shishu Shiksha Samiti, Seva Bharati Purbanchal, Kalyan Ashram and Saraswati Smarak Samiti, to support various initiatives in remote regions in the state of Assam, including the construction of hostels and schools.
“Funding has also been set aside to be used to enhance education for children and young adults, and undertake skill development programs for women.”, statement said.
The details of the projects:
Shishu Shiksha Samiti
Through this partnership, Foundation intends to provide an impetus to Shishu Shiksha Samiti’s objective of working towards the Vidya Bharati Multipurpose Educational Project to provide quality education by establishing an Assamese medium day school and English medium residential school, from nursery to grade 12.
A sports complex for indoor and outdoor games for students and Teachers’ Training and Vocational Institute that will benefit more than 1 lakh people and 19 villages in Assam, will also be established.
Seva Bharati Purbanchal
This project intends to provide guidance and assistance to young adults, women and economically underprivileged sections of the society. The Foundation will work with Seva Bharati Purbanchal to achieve its objective of setting up a program known as Niramaya – Integrated Child and Adolescent Development Action (ICADA), which will foster a development model for children and adolescents in villages. The focus is on nurturing health and imparting education through a technology platform, and building a sustainable framework for the village community. This program is expected to benefit at least 20 village panchayats in Assam.
This endowment is aimed at the construction of the Jwhwlao Dwimalu Boys Hostel in the educationally backward district of Udalguri in Assam to accommodate 100 students. The intent is to minimize school dropouts and enhance the number of students completing elementary and secondary education by providing a safe and healthy environment for the residents.
Saraswati Smarak Samiti
The purpose of the grant to Saraswati Smarak Samiti is to facilitate the construction of a Seva Kendra in an attempt to uphold the rights and status of women in Assam through various initiatives. These include moral education, physical training and various vocational training programs with an objective to make women self-dependent.