GE Foundation, the charitable arm of the US conglomerate General Electric, has pledged USD 1.6 million funding to an NGO to provide quality education and vocational skills to unemployed rural women.
The grant would fund Pratham’s innovative ‘Open School’ initiative that allows young adults, especially women, complete their secondary education and improve their employment readiness through the schools run by the NGO, besides aiding the organisation’s ‘Read India’ campaign in which these students would teach children aged 3 to 14 years.
Pratham is a non-government organisation working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children in India. GE Foundation has been supporting Pratham since 2005.
“We are pleased to be working with Pratham on this two- pronged approach that enables young women to ‘earn’ their education and training as GE Fellows, and in turn enlists their support to advance primary grade students’ learning,” said Bob Corcoran, President GE Foundation.
“This is a new innovation in delivery of education for us and we are grateful to GE Foundation for continuing to support us strongly in our endeavours,” said Madhav Chavan, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation.
Source: Indian Express