Education is the cornerstone of our philanthropy in India. We help nonprofit organizations increase access to digital learning tools, awaken and deepen students’ interest in computer science (CS) and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).
As part of our global commitment to developing the next generation of technologists, we support organizations focused on computer science and STEAM education. Our grant to Pratham Books funds the development and distribution of openly licensed, nonfiction, digital STEM books on StoryWeaver, a platform that engages a readership of 100,000 annually. We also support Agastya International Foundation, American India Foundation, and Swami Viveka Youth Movement, all of which bring science education to students in underserved communities.
Developing and retaining good teachers is critical to student success, especially within underserved communities. Our grant to Teach for India supports 21 second-year fellows across seven schools in six cities, reaching more than 730 students. Through American India Foundation’s Digital Equalizer program, Oracle directly funds training for 90 teachers, benefitting 8,000 students across the country.
Literacy is the key to socioeconomic mobility. We support organizations working to advance literacy and language development among underserved populations. Our support of Literacy India’s Sampurna Shiksha project brings holistic educational development to 3,000 underprivileged children nationally. Our grantees also include Katha and Planet Read, which work to increase literacy through story-based learning and same-language subtitling.
Photo credits: Top banner image courtesy of Teach for India. Image in “Preparing Students for Successful Careers” section courtesy of American India Foundation. Image in “Empowering Educators Through Professional Development” section courtesy of Gram Vikas. Image in “Championing Literacy for All” section courtesy of Room to Read.