Google.org the philanthropic arm of tech giant Google on Thursday said it has made an additional grant of USD 3 million to two Indian non-profit organizations, taking its total commitment to USD 11.4 million in the country.
Last year, Google.org had given a grant of USD 8.4 million to four Indian NGOs: Learning Equality, Million Sparks Foundation, Pratham Books – StoryWeaver and Pratham Education Foundation.
These grants are part of Google’s global commitment of USD 50 million, is used to help these organizations scale existing initiatives and fund content creation and teacher training through tech-based learning solutions. Now India is the largest recipient of these grants, ahead of countries like Mexico, Brazil, and Indonesia.
Google.org Education Lead Nick Cain said that “We strongly believe that technology can play a powerful part in solving the learning gap in India, and we are expanding our investments in India to ensure that all teachers and students are able to benefit from it,”