Infosys Limited’s CSR arm, Infosys Foundation has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU’s) with four NGO’s to support various initiatives in the remote areas of Assam. The various initiatives include constructions of hostels and schools, enhancement of education of children and young adults, and skill development programs for women.
Infosys proposes to work for Shishu Shiksha Samiti’s “Vidya Bharti Multipurpose Educational Project,” to provide quality education. Infosys will help to establish an Assamese medium day school and an English medium residential school from nursery to grade twelfth. A sports complex for indoor and outdoor games for students, and a Teacher’s Training and Vocational institute is proposed to benefit more than one lac people and nineteen villages of Assam would also be established.
Sewa Bharti Purbanchal runs projects to guide and assist young adults, women and the economically weaker sections of the society. Infosys will help the NGO run the project “Niramaya” – Integrated Child and Adolescent Development Action (ICADA), which will foster a development model for children and adolescents in villages. The focus is on working on education through digital platforms and nurturing health. This program is expected to benefit at least twenty village panchayats in Assam.
Infosys will partner with Kalyan Ashram to build the Jwhwlao Dwimalu Boys Hostel with the capacity of one hundred pupils in the educationally backward area of Udalguri in Assam. Through this, the idea is to curb school dropouts and raise the number of students completing elementary and secondary educations.
Another NGO, Saraswati Smarak Samiti will be given a grant to construct a Sewa Kendra. The center will be used for the purposes of women empowerment through the various initiatives. The initiatives would include moral-education, physical-training, and other vocational training programs aimed to make women self-dependent.