IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winner Karthik’s exemplary work recognized

Jun 16

IBM Volunteer Excellence Award winner Karthik’s exemplary work recognized

IBM has a deep and long standing commitment to the communities in which we live and work. The Volunteer Excellence Award annually recognizes a select number of IBM employees who embody IBM values through their dedication, innovation, and personal commitment, and live our practices by leveraging their skills and by being engaged. In 2013, 12 Volunteer Excellence Award...

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Unraveling the mysteries of Science and Technology to a bunch of children

May 06

Unraveling the mysteries of Science and Technology to a bunch of children

Far, far away from the foothills of one of the most mystical and beautiful places on Earth, where they originally belong, they have come to Bangalore, the Silicon city of India. Let’s call them the 70 privileged children of Kadesh Happy Home, run by an NGO – Petra Education Trust! “Many of us think that if food, clothing and basic education is provided, it is...

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Touching Lives Beyond IBM – - Karthik Mulakaluri wins the Global Volunteering Excellence Award 2013 for work done with the Spastic Society of Karnataka…

Apr 28

Touching Lives Beyond IBM – - Karthik Mulakaluri wins the Global Volunteering Excellence Award 2013 for work done with the Spastic Society of Karnataka…

Global Volunteering Excellence Award appreciates the exemplary work done by IBMers in the sphere of CSR or community development. This is the highest recognition volunteers can receive at IBM globally and represents membership in an elite community of IBMers who embody our corporate values and live our practices by leveraging their skills to benefit the...

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IBMer Vinayak Sastri shares his Corporate Service Corps Experience at Kenya

Apr 24

IBMer Vinayak Sastri shares his Corporate Service Corps Experience at Kenya

“The CSC program is a wonderful opportunity to make a meaningful influence in people’s lives and go on to win friends.I would whole heartedly recommend everyone to go for it” Watch the video – http://bit.ly/1f8X1Qv Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGoogleLike this:Like Loading...

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IBMers Working with young adults with Autism

Apr 03

IBMers Working with young adults with Autism

On 22 March 2014 a proud mother of a child with autism who is also an IBMer took this step to group together a bunch of volunteers from IBM to work with young adults with autism. All of us visited Rotary Pestalozzi Vocational Centre ( A Project of Nav Prabhuthi Trust) located near Machohalli on Magadi Road, Bangalore. We discussed the vision of the trust and brain...

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IBM India Corporate Service Corps Team 22 at Ludhiana interview’s Ludhiana Steel Rolling Mills

Mar 19

IBM India Corporate Service Corps Team 22 at Ludhiana interview’s Ludhiana Steel Rolling Mills

A team of 3 members worked with Ludhiana Steel Rolling Mills.  The team is worked on developing Project Design and Plan for their Corporate Social Responsibility projects CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO:   Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGoogleLike this:Like...

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Experiences of Corporate Services Corps India Team 22 in Ludhiana

Mar 12

Experiences of Corporate Services Corps India Team 22 in Ludhiana

On 10th February 2014, India CSC Team 22 at Ludhiana had their kick-off meeting and met the partner NGO’s for the first time.  The partners in Ludhiana include Bharthi Foundation, Swabhimana, Punjab Agriculture University and Ludhiana Steel Rolling Mills. 12 participants from 11 countries viz., United States, Germany, Romania, France, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico,...

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IBM with SRF Foundation: Kidsmart 2nd phase training in Rajasthan

Feb 20

IBM with SRF Foundation: Kidsmart 2nd phase training in Rajasthan

IBM India with SRF Foundation had conducted 2nd phase 3 days IBM KidSmart training to Rajasthan location catering 40 teachers, Vidya Volunteers and Anganwadi Instructors from 12 KidSmart centres. The training was conducted during 17th , 18th and 19th Feb 2014. In continuation to 1st phase training, the 2nd phase was focused on various topics like : Feedback on...

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IBMer Abhishek Singh shares his Corporate Services Corps experience: Team China 21

Feb 11

IBMer Abhishek Singh shares his Corporate Services Corps experience: Team China 21

Corporate Service Corps (CSC) was a long cherished dream for me. This was my 2nd attempt for it. So when I heard that I have been selected for CSC China 21 I was appalled and literally was jumping. Just over 5 months ago on our Independence Day (15th August 2013), I landed in Yinchuan (China) for my IBM Corporate Service Corps assignment. CSC China 21 Endeavour team...

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“Creating Global Ties Through Corporate Citizenship”

Feb 10

“Creating Global Ties Through Corporate Citizenship”

IBM’s founder coined the phrase “world peace through world trade” more than 100 years ago. Taking that phrase to heart, the company opened offices in Brazil in 1917, The Philippines in 1925, and China in 1936 as we established that being a good global citizen was good for the world – as well as for business. Today’s IBM is a globally integrated enterprise...

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IBMer Geeta Philip reconnects “Using Cloud and Mobile Technologies to Rebuild After India’s Cyclone Phailin”

Jan 23

IBMer Geeta Philip reconnects “Using Cloud and Mobile Technologies to Rebuild After India’s Cyclone Phailin”

Those unused to the devastating power of natural disasters may have difficulty visualizing what it means to lose everything in one fell swoop. We’ve seen the images on television, and been numbed by the sheer scale of the statistics – especially when there’s massive loss of life – but until you’ve been there, you can’t really know what it’s like. The...

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The Forgotten Fishing Villages of Chilka

Jan 16

The Forgotten Fishing Villages of Chilka

The deep blue waters of Chilka lake beckon, but the fishing boats and nets lie tragically broken and torn. When bank lockers are broken into and bank accounts swept clean through a mighty cyber sweep, we are heart broken.  But we still have a roof above.  Imagine, if in one sweep we were to lose all the three – that’s the unimaginable tragedy of the life of the...

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IBM Consultants lead an intensive 6 week strategic planning engagement for Mentor together in Nov – Dec 2013

Jan 13

IBM Consultants lead an intensive 6 week strategic planning engagement for Mentor together in Nov – Dec 2013

Mentor Together received a service grant from IBM India to carry out an intensive strategic planning workshop, over a period of 6 weeks. This was aimed at confirming Mentor Together’s strategy, developing a strategic plan with supporting initiatives, and establishing a repeatable strategic planning process for the organization. Sumanta Deb, Joseph Philip and...

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“Corporate Citizenship Benefits Society, Enterprises and Their Employees”

Dec 12

The concepts of philanthropy and corporate giving have evolved over the years from localized donations by individuals of great wealth to “strategic” corporate giving to today’s progressive practice of creating sustainable value across the globe. IBM has pioneered numerous corporate social responsibility (CSR) innovations that emphasize the sharing of...

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“Helping Ethiopia Achieve Its Economic Goals”

Dec 12

“Helping Ethiopia Achieve Its Economic Goals”

Just over three months ago, I landed in Addis Ababa for my IBM Corporate Service Corps assignment in Ethiopia. I had been reading an article on the plane about Mahatma Gandhi and as I descended on the Ethiopian capital, one of his quotes kept on going around in my head: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” With Gandhi’s...

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West Wing Week Official White House Video of President’s Visit to P-TECH

Nov 22

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening with the President, Vice President, First Lady and Dr. Biden, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This Halloween week, the President visited a cutting edge STEM school in Brooklyn, swore in the new director of the FBI, honored former House Speaker Tom Foley, and spoke on the...

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IBM’s SME Toolkit engages IBM Experts with National Entrepreneur Network (NEN) through a workshop in Chennai

Nov 21

IBM’s SME Toolkit engages IBM Experts with National Entrepreneur Network (NEN) through a workshop in Chennai

After successfully running of SME Toolkit workshops in Bangalore and Mumbai for the   Entrepreneurs, IBM has partnered with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) to conducted workshops in Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune. The workshop were titled “Tools for Growth” and ‘Getting to Market” and were aimed at giving Entrepreneurs exposure to the...

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IBM’s SME Toolkit engages IBM Experts with National Entrepreneur Network (NEN) through a workshop

Nov 15

IBM’s SME Toolkit engages IBM Experts with National Entrepreneur Network (NEN) through a workshop

After successfully running of SME Toolkit workshops in Bangalore and Mumbai for the   Entrepreneurs, IBM has partnered with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) to conducted workshops in Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune. The workshop were titled “Tools for Growth” and ‘Getting to Market” and were aimed at giving Entrepreneurs...

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IBM Supporting Children Education: KidSmart Early Learning Program

Nov 14

IBM Supporting Children Education: KidSmart Early Learning Program

Using technology to inspire young learners worldwide: IBM’s KidSmart program includes the Young Explorer, a computer housed in brightly colored, kid-friendly Little Tikes™ furniture and equipped with award-winning educational software to help children learn and explore concepts in math, science and language. The computer centers can also help children learn...

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IBM Kidsmart Early Learning Programme with SRF Foundation in Rajasthan: 1st batch of Teacher Training

Oct 30

IBM Kidsmart Early Learning Programme with SRF Foundation in Rajasthan: 1st batch of Teacher Training

Despite of industrialization and rapid urbanization, the Tijara block of Alwar district of Rajasthan is considered to be the educationally backward area especially the rural pockets, mainly habitated by the backward Meo-Muslim community. The average literacy rate of Alwar is 71% while its 62% in Tijara block with just 51% female literacy. Moreover, low motivation in...

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IBM sponsored SME Toolkit workshops on “Tools for Growth” and ‘Getting to Market” for Entrepreneurs with NEN

Oct 24

IBM sponsored SME Toolkit workshops on “Tools for Growth” and ‘Getting to Market” for Entrepreneurs with NEN

After successfully running of SME Toolkit workshops in Bangalore and Mumbai for the   Entrepreneurs, IBM has partnered with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) to conducted workshops in Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune. The workshop were titled “Tools for Growth” and ‘Getting to Market” and were aimed at giving Entrepreneurs exposure to the...

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IBMer Geeta Philip shares her volunteering experience, an entrepreneurial dream.

Oct 23

Wild Ducks – Just leave them to fly…They are icons of history and stars in the making. It was the year of the Centennial! 100 years of IBM, and the company’s story of strengths, the paths it traversed and its tryst with generations. IBM’s story is replete with evolving developments, courageous clients and people, ambitious and fearless expansions and...

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Smarter Classrooms: IBM’s initiative in Rajasthan and the subsequent impact on the education sector in the region – Coverage in The Hindu

Oct 21

Smarter Classrooms: IBM’s initiative in Rajasthan and the subsequent impact on the education sector in the region – Coverage in The Hindu

In initiative for enhancing the comfort levels of children and teachers for using computers at the pre-school level has helped bridge the digital divide in the rural landscape of Alwar district in Rajasthan; it has brought children back to schools, leading to a significant reduction in the dropout rates. The programme, launched by IBM in partnership with SRF...

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IBM sponsored Lab in a Box program in Darbhanga, Bihar with Agastya International Foundation

Oct 11

IBM sponsored Lab in a Box program in Darbhanga, Bihar with Agastya International Foundation

The IBM sponsored Lab in a Box (LIB) program in Darbhanga, Bihar has impacted the lives of close to 4000 economically disadvantaged children (over 50% girls) and up to 100 teachers in the last 4 months. In 2013, IBM joined hands with Agastya International Foundation to spark curiosity & nurture creativity amongst government school children and their teachers in...

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IBM to Help Transform Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor with Creation of Smarter and Sustainable Cities

Sep 30

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC), announced the completion of a digital plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra. As a business consulting partner, IBM is working with DMICDC to support one of the biggest industrial development projects of the government of India by helping build smarter and...

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Volunteer to Employee: Mamtha Sharma, Head – Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM India

Sep 27

Volunteer to Employee: Mamtha Sharma, Head – Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM India

Do you aspire to contribute to the betterment of the society through community service or social work? This very experience can also equip you with career skills and teach you a lesson or two in workplace dynamics By Mamtha Sharma ûA few years earlier, the term or concept of ‘skill-based volunteerism’ was an unknown entity to most corporates and citizens....

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IBM Services Grant on Marketing Strategy Recommendations for GMR Institute of Technology

Sep 26

Consultation feedbak: Dear Vibha and Ruhbani, I have a long list to thank you both for! First, your outstanding recommendations which touched on some of the more crucial aspects of brand-building for GMRIT. Second, your quick and efficient understanding of the core issues that have helped us significantly in appreciating the “why and how” of education...

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IBMers step forward to extend help to the victims of Uttarakhand floods in India

Sep 25

IBMers step forward to extend help to the victims of Uttarakhand floods in India

Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal, a state in northern India, is often referred to as the “Land of the Gods” , a title it has inherited  owing to its picturesque Himalayas landscape, holy rivers – Ganga and Yamuna that originate in the region, and holy temples and pilgrimage centres like – Badrinath and Kedarnath temples. For more than a...

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IBM Corporate Service Corps:Yet another story of coming together… making friends… evolving communities… building memories… and above all, gaining a ‘human experience’

Sep 25

IBM Corporate Service Corps:Yet another story of coming together… making friends… evolving communities… building memories… and above all, gaining a ‘human experience’

My CSC team comprised of 12 members hailing from IBM Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico and United States. Split in groups of 3 on 4 different month-long projects, we worked with 4 key organizations in Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia. For the Malacca State Health Department, wanting a comprehensive plan for the city’s growing population of...

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Expansion Strategy Plan Assessment with IBM Services Grant: Sanakra Eyecare Foundation – Organization who has conducted 1 million Eye Surgeries in India

Sep 25

Expansion Strategy Plan Assessment with IBM Services Grant: Sanakra Eyecare Foundation – Organization who has conducted 1 million Eye Surgeries in India

The moment I stepped out from the flight at the Coimbatore airport a cool breeze grazed through my hair. It was a big relief from the scorching heat of Delhi. I was excited to have come to a new city. My guest house was a half an hour drive away from the airport. The place was a green heaven away from the hustle and bustle of a metro city.  While I was trying to...

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IBM Services Grant on Social media for Sukarya – An NGO working for women empowerment in India

Sep 24

IBM Services Grant on Social media for Sukarya – An NGO working for women empowerment in India

“Quotes from Sukarya I wish to thank the IBM team for the Services grant – Web Presence & Social Media given to Sukarya a nonprofit nongovernmental organization. We’ve been opened up to the different avenues that social media can provide for our NGO and ways to improve on existing social media knowledge and usage. Great tips and very pointed...

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Reinventing High School to Connect Education to Jobs

Sep 13

Reinventing High School to Connect Education to Jobs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement of 16 new “early college” technology-focused high schools based on IBM’s P-TECH model has implications far beyond state borders. A national study by the Brookings Institution concludes that half of all STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) jobs are “middle skill” positions requiring...

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Can Technology Help Transform Agriculture in Ethiopia? IBM CSC

Sep 13

Can Technology Help Transform Agriculture in Ethiopia? IBM CSC

I grew up on a farm in Germany where my family raised cattle, horses and sheep, but I had never seen anything like the scene I recently witnessed at a cattle market in Adama, Ethiopia. The market was a sprawling collection of huts and outdoor pens crawling with all manner of livestock. Farmers, traders and buyers sized up the animals and dickered to make deals. It...

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IBM Kidsmart Early Learning Programme with SRF Foundation in Rajasthan: 1st batch of Teacher Training

Sep 05

IBM Kidsmart Early Learning Programme with SRF Foundation in Rajasthan: 1st batch of Teacher Training

Despite of industrialization and rapid urbanization, the Tijara block of Alwar district of Rajasthan is considered to be the educationally backward area especially the rural pockets, mainly habitated by the backward Meo-Muslim community. The average literacy rate of Alwar is 71% while its 62% in Tijara block with just 51% female literacy. Moreover, low motivation in...

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In collaboration with SRF Foundation: Phase 1 Reinventing Education Programmme completes.

Aug 29

In collaboration with SRF Foundation: Phase 1 Reinventing Education Programmme completes.

  RE is focused on teacher professional development and in improving classroom transactions through technology and innovative teaching learning methods. We partner with State Education departments to implement this program in government schools. This is aligned to the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) there by addressing a critical need. Click on the photo to...

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IBM volunteers in India help disabled students learn computer skills

Aug 27

IBM volunteers in India help disabled students learn computer skills

It was a moment that filled Karthik Mulakaluri, an IBM human resources professional in India, with joy. At an IBM celebration of service gathering in Bangalore, India, a young man named Manjunath with cerebral palsy spoke to the group saying, “I thank IBM and the Spastics Society of Karnataka for giving students with disabilities a chance to chart their life...

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NATION BUILDING THROUGH COLLABORATIVE CITIZENSHIP – YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH A PLEDGE TODAY

Aug 20

NATION BUILDING THROUGH COLLABORATIVE CITIZENSHIP – YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH A PLEDGE TODAY

A lot of ink has been shed, communicating India’s progress since independence.  We have obviously come a long way in many areas such as telecommunication, education, women’s development to name a few.  However, we still have challenges that need to be adequately addressed so as to ensure we strive hard to progress significantly more and at a completely...

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How can we bridge India’s skill gap?

May 29

How can we bridge India’s skill gap?

How many times have we walked past a mechanic shop and seen a young boy of 16 or 17 repairing a bike or a car?  You see the same thing walking past a tinkering or a welding shop.  I am sure you would have wondered how much does he earn?  Is it sufficient to feed and clothe him or his family?  Does he have a dream that he is chasing? How can he realize his...

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Difference that every IBMer can make to the world and the community.

May 13

Difference that every IBMer can make to the world and the community.

Trupty was part of the 10 member team who worked on Database System Management for Pusdalisbang agency by the Government of West Java Province in Indonesia. The institution is a subsidiary of Regional Planning Board of West Java Province (Bappeda) which carries out tasks for acquiring, compiling, analyzing spatial and non spatial data. The project was part of the...

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Driving social impact through IBM communities – The journey of Shlok

Apr 22

Driving social impact through IBM communities – The journey of Shlok

Not so long ago , on July 14, 2012 a group of individuals embarked on their first mission to Puttenhalli Government Public School in JP Nagar 7thphase. The idea was a simple one, discover the gaps faced in government primary school and come up with ways to address them. Little did we know that this little journey undertaken by a few individuals would translate into...

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Volunteering Sprit : IBMer plays saviour to tea garden children

Apr 15

Kolkata: This IT executive packed his bag last weekend and dashed off to a tea garden in the Dooars. Nothing unusual for IT employees to cool their heels off, away from the city’s cacophony on weekends. But when Subhadip Mukherjee, the advisory system analyst with IBM, left for the Dooars last Saturday he went down with a mission and bagful of dream for children...

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Stanley S. Litow Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation : Article on new Company Bill

Apr 12

Stanley S. Litow Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation : Article on new Company Bill

From Spare Change to Real Change   How IBM’s corporate service corps solves problems, grows leaders, and builds markets. By Stanley Litow Corporate responsibility has its beginnings in philanthropy, which in America has a long history. It began in earnest with individuals of great wealth, such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. They...

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Experience of Team Corporate Service Corps Indonesia 4 !!

Apr 08

Experience of Team Corporate Service Corps Indonesia 4 !!

This is the team blog from team Corporate Service Corps (CSC) Indonesia 4.  Team members work for IBM and share their experiences during their stay in Bandung, Java, Indonesia from February 22 – March 23, 2013. Below is the blog link - www.teamcscindonesia4.blogspot.in Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGoogleLike this:Like Loading...

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IBM Corporate Service Corps(CSC) 2013 India and local IBMers visit Ichhe Dana, Kolkata

Mar 13

IBM Corporate Service Corps(CSC) 2013 India and local IBMers visit Ichhe Dana, Kolkata

Namaste! 9 March 2013 Our IBM CSC India 19 team and the local IBM team visited Ichhe Dana. This organization encourages children to continue education and allows them access to develop and grow their talents. The children are very talented and presented Bengali poetry recitations, art, dancing, musical drama, and science. Our whole team interacted with the children....

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IBMers visit Mewat with SRF Foundation:IBM KidSmart Program

Feb 26

IBMers visit Mewat with SRF Foundation:IBM KidSmart Program

To study IBM’s collaboration with SRF Foundation rendering social innovation in the thematic intervention of education, thus building responsible nation. Fleet of 10 cars loaded with 50 enthusiastic IBMers proceeded towards Tapkan, a remotest village in Mewat district, approximately 50 Kms from the corporate/industrial hub of Gurgaon, to experience the real rural...

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