Infosys Foundation and eVidyaloka Trust Enable Digital Learning and STEM Education for Underprivileged Communities
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, has successfully implemented the Infosys Foundation eVidyaloka Rural Digital and STEM Education Program in collaboration with eVidyaloka Trust, an NGO that enables quality education in rural India through digital classrooms and support of volunteer teachers.
This program provides access to online learning opportunities in rural India, bridges the digital divide for underprivileged communities, and boosts the aspirations of young students - giving them a sound platform to learn, incubate their ideas, and encourage a culture of innovation and creativity.
The educational program follows a systematic approach to STEM learning for students from Grades 5 to 10 studying at various government schools in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Corporate employees, educated homemakers, retired professionals and postgraduate students holding required qualifications have volunteered to be teachers and conduct online sessions on Foundational English, Mathematics, and Science, as well as mentorship sessions, using the two-way live, interactive classrooms set up in select schools.
Infosys Foundation committed INR 5 crore towards setting up Digital Classrooms in 100 rural government schools, enabling volunteer teachers to conduct the live-interactive classes seamlessly and also giving students access to learning sessions virtually through Infosys Springboard, Infosys’ flagship digital learning platform. Overall, through this program, we aim to benefit 10,000 children from the in-school program and to enable 50 lakh students to get access to the sessions through the curated television broadcast program, free of cost.