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 60,000 school libraries across Karnataka. More than 50,000 sets of books were donated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Orissa. Subjects include science, history, mathematics, general knowledge, grammar, literature, geography, vocational training, and fiction.
- Full-fledged libraries that can be accessed by underprivileged students were 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.
- Contributed towards the upliftment of rural schools so they can buy computers and help children learn soft skills. Also donated money to schools such as Shivaganga Grama Vikasa Parishad for maintenance.
- Contributed towards an affordable model that teaches maths and science to low income students.
- Contributed to trusts such as Public Concern For Governance Trust to help promote good governance in school children.
- Supplied books and educational materials to Door Step, a mobile school, which provides free education to under-privileged children and constructed class rooms through Sparsh, Pune.
- Contributed towards school / corpus funds, school furniture, equipment, and so on. Renovated Gandhinagar, Kottara St. Peter's School, and Kapikad Zilla Panchayat schools in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. Constructed buildings at Konappana Agrahara, Bangalore, and donated money to places such as Isha Education for construction of classrooms at Cuddalore Rural School and Isha School at Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu.
- 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 the Kolar district of Karnataka – a one-of-its-kind center in the entire district.
- Contributed to new self-employment courses at post-graduation and post-matriculation levels at the Nrupathunga Educational Institute, Hyderabad.
- Provided scholarships to meritorious PhD students at Gulbarga University, Karnataka.
- Published rare Kannada books, short stories, and novels of Sri Masti Venkatesh Iyengar.
- 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.
- Constructed toilets at a school in Pune, Maharashtra.
- Donated funds for the distribution of notebooks to students who were affected by floods in Bhubaneswar, capital of the Indian state of Orissa.
- Donated money towards payment of salary to teachers.