Three EdTech Companies in India under CSR
EdTech Companies in India – The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on school systems all around the world. According to a new survey by TeamLease Edtech, as many as 70% of Indian corporations have declared a willingness to raise CSR expenditure on education and skilling in the next financial year, recognizing the damage done to it.
With the proliferation of online learning amid COVID-19 lockdowns, EdTech businesses in India have developed dramatically in recent years. They’ve accumulated a lot of experience in the industry throughout this time, giving them a leg up on the competition when it comes to implementing CSR programmes. Let’s have a look at some of the CSR-conscious EdTech companies in India.
EdTech Companies in India
BYJU’s is one of India’s fastest-growing EdTech firms. Its CSR initiative, Education for All, was developed with the goal of providing a positive learning environment for students and aiding children from low-income households in reaching and growing their full potential.
Currently, the EdTech behemoth has 3.4 million pupils and has changed its ambition to empower 10 million children by 2025, up from 5 million. BYJU has worked with over 110 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and launched its programme in 26 states, where its instructional content is loaded onto devices with free access for students and teachers.
Under the edtech’s social impact effort, Education for All, the initial component involves a voluntary programme by the company that will allow youngsters of school-going age (Classes 6-12) to choose academic content from Byju’s Learning App for three years.
“Through our Education for All programme, we have been empowering and affecting millions of students across the country, and by working with NITI Aayog, our efforts are being enhanced further,” Byju Raveendran, the creator of the ed-tech behemoth, said of the ongoing program’s achievements. We are convinced that as a result of this collaboration, children from marginalised groups and places will be empowered by technology-enabled learning, resulting in beneficial structural improvements in the education environment.”
WhiteHat Jr, a live one-on-one online learning platform, has launched the ‘WhiteHeart’ community project to give back to society by providing live learning sessions to children and teens from underserved communities.
The curriculum for each of the sessions is tailored based on the requirements of the NGO partner, and is led by WhiteHat Jr‘s wide community of over 11,000 teachers. Basic literacy, digital literacy, numeracy-based themes with a focus on Coding & Math, vocational skills, interview preparation, and communication are among the topics covered during the live sessions, which are provided through mobile phone.
Under the WhiteHeart programme, which was started earlier this year, the site has partnered with 22 NGOs to date. By 2023, the company hopes to have impacted more than 50,000 youngsters.
The WhiteHeart initiative has also undertaken ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions with NGO partners’ workers and volunteers, assisting them in transitioning from offline to online teaching and learning.
WhiteHat Jr teachers collaborated with the Navjyoti India Foundation to create a mobile-based curriculum called ‘Orientation to Coding,’ which is broken into 20 sessions and covers the fundamentals of coding. As a result of this collaboration, 1800 students from the Navjyoti India Foundation have benefited. In addition, the online portal has given scholarships to five deserving students.
Vedantu, a renowned EdTech start-up, has announced the introduction of the ‘Enable India Learn’ project, which will see a fund of INR 15 crore set up to help over 12,000 disadvantaged children continue their education and academic advancement by providing them with free education for multiple years.
Through this programme, Vedantu hopes to reach out to children affected by the epidemic as quickly as possible, providing emergency food, medical assistance, and long-term academic mentorship by academically adopting these children and providing free education to ensure that their learning never stops. To assist children affected by COVID-19, Vedantu will work with a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the ground. These organizations will ensure that the children who have been impacted receive resources as soon as feasible and in a transparent manner. Vedantu’s Help India Learn programme aims to assist students who are unable to use for-profit education technology due to financial constraints or a digital divide.
The pledged funds will be used in the following ways by Vedantu:
A portion of the revenue will be distributed to partner groups to help them provide food, lodging, educational gadgets, and school fees to the impacted children.
Assist youngsters with free education on Vedantu so that they can continue to learn throughout their lives.
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