MUMBAI: WNS Cares Foundation (WCF), the CSR arm of WNS, said that it has joined forces with Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF) to raise the cybersafety quotient of over 24,000 beneficiaries of TMF’s programs through WCF’s CyberSmart portal, India’s first holistic, free-for-all cybersafety education portal.
The WCF team will train over 800 TMF facilitators to use the CyberSmart portal to raise awareness about cybersafe behaviour among children. The children will be issued a digital certificate after they successfully complete the training on the portal.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Tech Mahindra Foundation to fulfil a timely need – ensuring children’s safety in cyberspace. WCF’s vision is to ensure that every child in the country is aware of cybersafety and is empowered to ward off the dangers lurking online. We are glad to have found a partner in Tech Mahindra Foundation to work towards this goal,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.
“With digital platforms becoming integral to education today, cybersafety awareness is a must-know, especially for vulnerable groups such as children and youth. As part of our agenda under the Child Protection Committee at TMF, we are glad to partner with WNS Cares Foundation on this mission to make cyberspace safe for our children and youth. I hope that the interactive and multimedia format of the CyberSmart portal will aid deeper absorption and wider reach on this subject that has assumed great relevance in today’s time,” said Rakesh Soni, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation.
“CyberSmart was created as a simple yet effective platform with age-appropriate modules that test for understanding at every stage with interactive quizzes. The portal allows for a unique blend of online and offline methodologies to help emphatically drive the message of cybersafety. This collaboration with Tech Mahindra Foundation will enhance the reach of CyberSmart and help generate awareness among thousands of children across India,” said Shamini Murugesh, Honorary Chief Mentor, WCF.
The CyberSmart portal enables gamified learning using thematic quiz-based modules based on curriculum advisory and challenges that children encounter in cyberspace. It was launched nationally in May 2020 by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY and is available in ten Indian languages. Since its launch, CyberSmart has empowered more than 400,000 learners, including teachers, parents and students, to navigate cyberspace safely.
WNS Cares Foundation
WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) is a not-for-profit 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 has offered a platform for employees and clients to make valuable contributions to the society since January 2011. WCF touched over 3,92,000 lives through its various programs and initiatives, in over 700 schools, in 12 countries across the globe in 2020-21. For more information, visit www.wnscaresfoundation.org
WNS (Holdings) Limited
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company. WNS combines deep industry knowledge with technology, analytics and process expertise to co-create innovative, digitally led transformational solutions with over 380 clients across various industries. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of BPM solutions including industry-specific offerings, customer experience services, finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, and research and analytics to re-imagine the digital future of businesses. As of March 31, 2021, WNS had 43,997 professionals across 58 delivery centers worldwide including facilities in Australia, China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Tech Mahindra Foundation
Tech Mahindra Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of Tech Mahindra Limited, a Mahindra Group Company. The Foundation set up in 2007, as a Section 25 Company (referred to as a Section 8 Company in the Companies Act, 2013), has been working tirelessly in the areas of education, employability and disability, with a keen focus on corporate volunteering.
To promote the agenda of Child Protection and Safety, Tech Mahindra Foundation’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Committee (CPC) aims to provide a safe environment to children across all our TMF programs. The committee has been working extensively to create awareness amongst all its stakeholders about creating safer classrooms. Cybersecurity is one of the needs of the times and hence CPC is actively focused on this issue as well.