World’s largest annual gathering -WSIS Forum 2016 awarded Wockhardt Foundation for empowering communities through e-learning
IndiaCSR News Network
MUMBAI: Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities, has been awarded with ‘Champion of WSIS Prize 2016’ for E-learning programme that concluded in Geneva recently.
Wockhardt Foundation’s project “E-Learning” was among the top five most voted at World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) forum. Wockhardt Foundation operates 186 E-learning centres, providing smart education to 1.14 lakh unprivileged children.
The WSIS Forum 2016 represents the annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. Information & communication technology (ICT) Applications: E-learning category winners were from India, Bangladesh, Mexico, Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates. Interestingly, Wockhardt Foundation was the only one from India to make its mark in the E-learning category.
The selection process for the award was based on the project’s generated impact on the community, and elaboration on the linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals. Out of the other development goals defined by the organization, Wockhardt Foundation claim to win the award were on two specific defined goals
1. To Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
2. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Wockhardt Foundation has taken an easy and interesting concept a step forward by making it accessible to the unprivileged children through E-Learning. This programme has not only made things uncomplicated for these kids but has also developed increased interest for students in studies thus increasing the attendance in schools.
Thrilled with the appreciation, Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), CEO & Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation said, “Every child has a right to education and should not be deprived of it due to any financial condition. We at Wockhardt Foundation are committed to make learning interesting thereby making the entire education process easy and accessible through E-learning. This has not only increased the attendance in schools but has also encouraged students to study diligently. I am thankful to the WSIS organizers for the award. We shall continue to do our best.”
Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its 9 programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged. Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 79Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 18 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.
Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio-Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skills Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets and Adarsh Gram Yojana have made significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most. Says it’s Trustee & CEO, Dr. HUZ (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) -“Wockhardt Foundation operates its social programmes based on the 3 B’s – Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures need.” Wockhardt Foundation is governed by a simple philosophy -“where every smile counts”.
Twitter Wockhart Foundation: @WFIndia
Twitter Dr Huz: @Dr_Huz