Pe­gasys­tems In­dia joins hands with ‘Teach for Change’

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Pe­gasys­tems I nc. has an­nounced the launch of ‘ Pega Teach for Change’ and un­veiled its plans for its largest cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) pro­gram in col­lab­o­ra­tion with ‘Teach for Change,’ an NGO that spe­cial­izes in train­ing pri­mary and high gov­ern­ment school stu­dents in lead­er­ship skills and English. This joint ini­tia­tive of­fers gov­ern­ment school stu­dents an op­por­tu­nity for holis­tic train­ing and de­vel­op­ment with added fo­cus on com­puter lit­er­acy.

Pega Teach for Change will ex­clu­sively fo­cus on em­pow­er­ing gov­ern­ment school stu­dents be­tween grades 6 and 10 across five cities – Hy­der­abad, Vi­jayawada, Vizag, Ban­ga­lore, and Chen­nai. The pro­gram will fo­cus on three pri­mary ob­jec­tives: up 500 vol­un­teers as Pega Teach for Change train­ers who will train and cer­tify stu­dents on lead­er­ship and English lan­guage skills. labs with the ap­pro­pri­ate tech­nol­ogy and qual­i­fied train­ers to pro­vide com­puter lit­er­acy skills across all lev­els – from in­tro­duc­tory to ad­vanced.

- sess­ments and re­ward top per­form­ing schools as Pega Teach For Change Cham­pi­ons Com­ment­ing on the part­ner­ship, Su­man Reddy, MD, Pe­gasys­tems In­dia, said, “As we ap­proach our tenth year in In­dia, Pega Teach for Change re­in­forces our rapidly grow­ing pres­ence and com­mit­ment to go­ing be­yond busi­ness. Through this joint ini­tia­tive, we are fo­cused on up­lift­ing gov­ern­ment school stu­dents through train­ing on lead­er­ship, English lan­guage, and com­puter skills. We are con­fi­dent this hands-on train­ing pro­gramme will help bring these stu­dents on par with their pri­vate school coun­ter­parts.”

Talk­ing about the col­lab­o­ra­tion, Chai­tanya MRSK, founder of Teach for Change, said, “Pega Teach For Change is a great col­lab­o­ra­tion and we are con­fi­dent that hun­dreds of gov­ern­ment school stu­dents will ben­e­fit from this pro­gram. We also hope this part­ner­ship will serve as a model for other cor­po­rates and NGOs, a model based on com­mu­nity own­er­ship and project sus­tain­abil- ity. We have co-cre­ated a pro­gram that is scal­able and repli­ca­ble to ensure max­i­mum im­pact. Ed­u­ca­tion more than any other sec­tor has a di­rect ef­fect and abil­ity to ad­dress poverty, gen­der in­equal­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.”

Pega Teach for Change will run ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the year aligned with its key fo­cus ar­eas: lead­er­ship, English lan­guage skills and com­puter skills. Some of the ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude:

- nent per­son­al­i­ties as teach­ers drive tition

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