Wipro’s SEEDING PROGRAMME

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In early 2000s Wipro started a set of deliberate initiatives deriving out of its idea of Good Citizenship and a belief that a corporation is a thriving social system of people coming together to make life better – for themselves and for the world around. Wipro’s Social and Community Initiatives are a direct reflection of these ideals. We chose school education as one of our primary areas of focus as we believe that education is a critical en

 

abler of social change. Wipro Applying Thought in Schools (WATIS), one of Wipro’s social initiatives, has consequently been engaged in building capacities for school education reform in India for close to 15 years. We believe that Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have a significant role to play in bringing about systemic change in school education and that for a country of India’s size and diversity there needs to a large number of capable organizations engaged in this task. Over the past years, we have thus engaged with about 60 organizations of diverse kinds working in different parts of the country, many of which have made significant contributions to school education over the last decade. We further believe that it is through years of focused and sustained work that organizations achieve the deep understanding, expertise, maturity and credibility required to influence and create systemic impact; and also recognize the continuing dearth of such organizations in various parts of the country. Wipro’s Seeding Programme for Educational CSOs thus supports the creation and development of new educational organizations that can contribute meaningfully to Indian school education; by supporting committed and capable teams and individuals who share our vision of good quality education being available to every Indian child, through a 3-year Founders’ Fellowship – to set up effective educational NGOs, in geographies of their choice. 

 

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Background:

Wipro believes that Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have a significant role to play in bringing about systemic change in school education, and for a country of India’s size and diversity there needs to be a large number of capable organizations engaged in this task. Over the past years, we have thus engaged with about 60 organizations of diverse kinds working in different parts of the country, many of which have made significant contributions to school education over the last decade. We further believe that it is through years of focused and sustained work that organizations achieve the deep understanding, expertise, maturity and credibility required to influence and create systemic impact; and also recognize the continuing dearth of such organizations in various parts of the country.

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Wipro’s Seeding Programme for Educational CSOs thus plans to support the creation and development of a significant number of new educational organizations that can contribute meaningfully and in a sustained manner to Indian school education; by selecting and supporting committed and capable individuals and teams who share our vision of good quality education being available to every Indian child.

Register for the seeing programme here

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