Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the American Internet giant has announced a grant of $3 million for India to two not-for-profits working in the area of education — The Central Square Foundation and the Teacher App.
Last year, Google.org invested $8.4 million across four Indian NGOs. Thursday’s investment makes India the largest recipient of the grants under the $50 million global commitment made by Google.org last year.
While a grant of $1 million has been made to The Teacher App, Google.org will provide $2 million and technical assistance from the YouTube Learning team to the Central Square Foundation. The financial support to CSF will aid the expansion of high quality, curriculum-aligned educational video content which will be popularised through Google’s Youtube platform. The grant will support a minimum of 20 content creators to produce at least 200 hours of quality science, technology, engineering and math content in Hindi and vernacular languages. In addition, it will also work to scale its reach.
Last year, four NGOs — Learning Equality, Million Sparks Foundation, Pratham Books StoryWeaver, and Pratham Education Foundation had recieved funding in India. (Story Courtesy: The Economic Times )