Making high-quality healthcare accessible to the less privileged


Energizing healthcare infrastructure through charitable contributions and health camps

Initiatives

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Education

Education offers the youth a foundation to achieve their potential. However, millions of children drop out of schools for financial reasons. The Infosys Foundation promotes primary education among underprivileged children through global partnerships.

The Infosys Foundation partners with schools in rural India to enhance education and library facilities:

  • Under the Library for Every Rural School project, the Foundation established more than 50,000 school libraries across Karnataka. More than 50,000 sets of books were donated in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, and Kerala. Each set has around 200 to 250 books and the cost of each set ranges from INR 8,000 to INR 10,000. Subjects include science, history, mathematics, general knowledge, grammar, literature, geography, vocational training, and fiction.
  • Set up more than 10,150 libraries in rural government schools. A minimum of 200 books, depending on the strength of the school, were provided.
  • A book that simplifies computer education for rural areas has been published in the Indian languages of Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
  • Full-fledged libraries that can be accessed by underprivileged students have been established in Hubli and Bangalore. These libraries have the latest books prescribed in high-tech streams such as medicine and engineering. A student can pay a deposit of INR 800 for unlimited use of the library throughout her/his education.
  • Donated funds for reconstruction of old school buildings. 14 government schools in slum areas of Hyderabad in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have been reconstructed.
  • Renovated Gandhinagar, Kottara St. Peter's School and Kapikad Zilla Panchayat schools in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka.
  • Contributed towards construction of additional classrooms, school /corpus funds, school furniture, equipment and so on.
  • Donated an index Braille printer for the Sharada Devi Andhara Vikasa Kendra in Shimoga, Karnataka.
  • Donated study material, including science kits, to 20 schools in rural Karnataka.
  • Worked with various organizations in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Orissa to educate slum children.
  • Collaborated with the Center for Environment Education (CEE), Bangalore, to orient teachers specializing in science and environment.
  • Helped Bangalore Association for Science towards the development and maintenance of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, including funding of the sky-theater program.
  • Constructed a science center at a rural school in Kolar District of Karnataka – a one-of-its-kind center in the entire district.
  • Contributed to new self-employment courses at postgraduation and post-matriculation levels at the Nrupathunga Educational Institute, Hyderabad.
  • Provided scholarships to meritorious PhD students at Gulbarga University, Karnataka.
  • Supplied books to Door Step School, a mobile school that provides free education to underprivileged children in Pune.
  • Renovated the library of Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs for research students.
  • Published rare Kannada books, short stories and novels of Sri Masti Venkatesh Iyengar.
  • Helped the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) promote intercultural research to develop an interface between science and sastra.
  • Instituted cash prizes for winners of the Olympiad Science Congress from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
  • Partnered with Tata Institute of Social Sciences to build a hostel for students at its Mumbai campus.
  • Sponsored teachers of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers Convention to develop an innovative curriculum.
  • Donated personal computers to schools and the Delhi Library.
  • Initiated the construction of school buildings at Konappana Agrahara, Bangalore; work is in progress.
  • Constructed buildings for SRMS High School, Hitnal and Kurnad School, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  • Constructed toilets at a school in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Donated funds for the distribution of notebooks to the students who were affected by floods in Bhubaneswar, capital of the Indian state of Orissa.
  • Donated money to toppers of various subjects of final year medical sciences in Bellary, Karnataka.
  • Donated money towards payment of salary to teachers.
  • Donated money to Swami Vivekananda Seva Trust toward improving tribal schools run by the government in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.
  • Donated money to Isha Education toward construction of classrooms at Cuddalore Rural School, Tamil Nadu.
  • Initiated the construction of Isha School at Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu; work is in progress.
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