In­fosys Foun­da­tion part­ners with Shiv­ganga Sa­m­a­gra Gramvikas Par­ishad

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In­fosys Foun­da­tion, the phil­an­thropic arm of In­fosys, has part­nered with Shiv­ganga Sa­m­a­gra Gramvikas Par­ishad, a NGO work­ing for devel­op­ment solutions of ru­ral In­dia, to work for the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of tribal vil­lages of Jhabua - Ali­ra­jpur dis­tricts of Mad­hya Pradesh. The ob­jec­tive of the col­lab­o­ra­tion is to trans­form the vil­lage and its community in a holis­tic and in­te­grated man­ner, cov­er­ing as­pects re­lated to ed­u­ca­tion, vo­ca­tional train­ing, community devel­op­ment and con­ser­va­tion of nat­u­ral re­sources.

The grant pro­vided by The Foun­da­tion, aimed at ben­e­fit­ting 500,000 vil­lagers over a pe­riod 5 years, will fa­cil­i­tate a planned, holis­tic devel­op­ment pro­gram. Some of the in­tended mile­stones of the pro­gram in­clude run­ning a skill devel­op­ment pro­gram to em­power tribal youth, es­tab­lish­ing a train­ing cen­ter at Dharam­puri vil­lage, and cre­at­ing aware­ness and train­ing of vil­lage youths for pros­per­ity through con­ser­va­tion and en­rich­ment of nat­u­ral re­sources. Tech­ni­cal train­ing, es­tab­lish­ment of vil­lage li­braries and in­vest­ments in en­ergy solu- tions are some of the other im­pact­ful ini­tia­tives that are part of the pro­gram.

Speak­ing about the ini­tia­tive, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chair­per­son, In­fosys Foun­da­tion said, “It is in the heart of the vil­lages that In­dia lives. Devel­op­ment of our vil­lages by cre­at­ing sus­tain­able liveli­hood op­por­tu­ni­ties is quin­tes­sen­tial to ac­cel­er­ate the eco- nomic growth of In­dia. The Foun­da­tion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Shiv­ganga Sa­m­a­gra Gramvikas Par­ishad hopes to play a cat­alytic role in the devel­op­ment of th­ese vil­lages, en­able and raise the as­pi­ra­tions of those liv­ing in the vil­lages of Jhabua - Ali­ra­jpur dis­tricts, and pro­vide them with the means to achieve dig­ni­fied lives.”

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