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

Sep 17

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

Sep 16

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 partners with Agastya International Foundation to excite students in Bihar about Science”

Sep 15

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

Sep 12

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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IBMer Prabodh Kumar Gupta along with other volunteers celebrates The International Annual Raj Bhowmik Global Compassion Day (RBGCD)

Sep 12

This is the 4th year when I got the opportunity to go for community service through the Raj Bhowmik Global Compassion Day on May 10th. This is the international Annual Celebration of the RB-BTS DREAM (Raj Bhowmik- Back to Society Dream) event. We were around 70 volunteers for this event from different corporate organizations & fields. We all were gathered at the...

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IBMer Naren Krishna shares his volunteering experience at community organization Banyan

Sep 11

IBMer Naren Krishna shares his volunteering experience at community organization Banyan

I have been volunteering at Banyan since 2009. I initially started with mentoring and training visually challenged so that they could get productive assignments. I volunteer for half a day on Thursdays at the OP out reach center at Loyola College, Chennai. I mentor and guide around ten members (and sometimes their families). Two other IBM volunteers help mentor one...

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IBM Volunteering star Vandana shares volunteering experience in Akshar Bharati School in Pune.

Sep 10

IBM Volunteering star Vandana shares volunteering experience in Akshar Bharati School in Pune.

It gave us immense pleasure to be a part of Akshar Bharti’s weekly event on Sunday, July 6, 2014. The event took place at Vir Bajiprabhu Vidhyalaya, Senapati Bapat Road Pune. The event comprised of several activities, which include Story telling, Art and craft, Painting, and Making scientific toys. About 40-50 children from classes between 5th and 12th standard...

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