Google announces additional grant of $3 million for Indian non-profits

In its effort to bridge the learning gap in India, Google.org – Google’s philanthropic arm, on 04 May 2018 announced additional grants of USD 3 million to Central Square Foundation and The Teacher App.Together with the partner Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Google.org will help them scale their existing initiatives and fund content creation and teacher training, through tech-based learning solutions.

As per the data shared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), there are 11 lakh teachers currently teaching in schools that are not properly trained and according to a World Bank report, there are approximately 1,30,000 single teacher schools in India.

The annual Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2017 report also points out the need to help students in the 14 to 18 age group, and to acquire foundational skills like reading and basic arithmetic. With a grant of a USD 1 million to The Teacher App in India, Google.org aims to empower teachers with the right training and resources on concepts of math, science, language, and pedagogy, for a more holistic learning experience.

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