Wipro invites applications for Education Grants Program 2021. The last date of application submission is 24 April 2021.
About the Program
Wipro Education Program has been engaged in building the capacities of important actors in the school education system to bring about the desired reform for close to two decades. We firmly believe that education is an enabler of social change.
We envision a democracy where every citizen is empowered, not only in an individual capacity but also believes in the ethics of equity, the essentiality of diversity, the ethos of justice, and is driven by social sensitivity. Schools have to be the spaces that nurture these principles, capabilities, and values.
Good education must ensure the holistic development of the child in multiple dimensions to fulfill and expand their potential as they become active, contributing, and concerned citizens of the world. The numerous dimensions of development include cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and ethical abilities. Learning-to-learn, critical thinking, problem-solving, conceptual understanding, etc., are some of the other important facets of an effective education system.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and public institutions have played a critical role in improving school education through sustained work and a wide range of creative interventions. Their work has had a direct impact on the ground and has also led to shifts in educational discourse and practices. However, there is a continuing need for CSOs to address the evolving challenges of school education in the country.
Organizations that are currently not being supported under Wipro Education Grants or Fellowship programs are eligible to apply.
Systemic Education Reform: The Systemic Education Reform (Wipro Applying Thought in Schools) program aims to strengthen the capacities of organizations that are working, or aim to work closely with teachers, head-teachers, communities, and the public education system (including CRC, BEO, DEO, DIETs, etc.), towards improving the quality of school education in India.
Access to Education: Under this program, we support CSOs close to Wipro locations, which are working towards: (a) Enabling access to formal education for children from underserved communities through the public education system (b) Supporting non-formal education needs of children through bridge/community centers (c) Or encourage demand for education in families of first-generation school-goers.
Children with Disabilities: This program supports CSOs that meet the specific educational needs of Children with Disabilities and support inclusive education, early interventions and increased engagement with communities and education system.
- Systemic Education Reform: Apply here
- Access to Education: Apply here
- Children with Disabilities: Apply here
- Providing grants of approx. 30 to 60 Lakhs, over three years, to enable the organizations to do focused on-the-ground work
- Helping strengthen capacity on various educational, operational, and organizational aspects, through a strong network of Resource Organizations
- Offering mentoring support from experienced practitioners and domain experts
- Facilitating participation in a vibrant and diverse community of 130+ educational organizations, through thematic meets, partners’ forum, etc.
Last Date to Apply: April 24, 2021.