Aims to benefit over 8,000 children across Mumbai, Chennai, Nashik, Pune and Vizag
India CSR News Network
MUMBAI:WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) today launched three more mobile libraries in Mumbai, Pune and Vizag. With a fleet of eight vans now, WCF will reach out to over 8,000 children through the mobile libraries in underserved areas across Mumbai, Chennai, Nashik, Pune and Vizag.
“Despite all the progress the countryhas made, there are still areas where children are unable to attend school for various reasons. To help these children, we introduced the concept of mobile library in 2014, and I am delighted to see that it is creating a huge impact, and now reaching out to over 8,000 children in 5 cities. At WCF, our mission is to revolutionize the concept of holistic learning across the globe and eliminate the divide that exists,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.
WCF refurbishes old vans and converts them into ‘libraries on wheels’. Each van is stationed at an underserved location in the city carrying over 2,500 books in different languages. A teacher travels with each mobile library to teach the basic academic concepts to children. The mobile libraries are equipped with a solar inverter, a water dispenser and an umbrella for the kids to spread out. In addition to this, van also has a computer supported by a 4G internet dongle with the purpose to expose the children to the world of technology and give access to more reading material. WCF volunteers also travels with the mobile library and conduct other WCF programs for these children.
WCF launched its first mobile library in 2014 in Mumbai. Since then, WCF has added more mobile libraries in Mumbai and launched one each in Chennai and Nashik as well. Other innovative programs being run by the Foundation include e-Mentoring, Computer Literacy, Dictionary learning, self-defense workshops and so on.
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Website: www.wns.com
WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) is a group company of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), with a vision to serve the society and create a strong foundation for corporate social responsibility at WNS. WCF offers a platform for employees and clients to make valuable contributions to the society. Since its inception in January 2011, WCF has touched over 84,000 lives through its various programs and initiatives, inover180 schools, in 9 countries across the globe.
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