GlobalLogic, the digital product development company, adopted ANK’s Gurugram learning centre with the objective of providing quality education to underprivileged children. As part of its association with ANK, GlobalLogic will support the newly launched Gurugram (Nathupur) centrefully, right from administrative to schooling needs. GlobalLogic has taken full ownership of setting up and running the school for the next three years. Under the larger umbrella of providing education to the underprivileged, GlobalLogic also has a team of volunteers and representatives who are dedicating time and efforts towards mentoring and further ensuring development of these students.
With the launch of the GlobalLogic ANK centre at Gurugram, GlobalLogic along with its existing NGO associations and child education efforts, will be able to positively impact the lives of more than 2200 kids. Located in an area marked by poverty and squalid living conditions, which is in sharp contrast to the high-rises in the satellite city, the centre trains children coming from households who earn their living working as agriculture and daily-wage labourers, house helps, masons and small shopkeepers. The school will have an english and a computer classroom, besides two general classrooms, a library and an activity area. The idea behind this initiative is to introduce children between the ages of 6 and 12 years to a world of growth and development through basic and remedial education with basic, english, computers and vocational training.
Inaugurating ANK’s centre in Gurugram, Sumit Sood, GlobalLogic India, Managing Director, said, “Through this initiative with ANK, our sincere attempt is to provide the means to better education to children living in an area where quality education is difficult to come by. Our mission for the past 2 years has been child education and I am happy to see we have touched over 2000 students already with the new school being our 6th partner school across India. The new ANK centre will have over 150 students, who will be divided into age groups of 6-14 years and 14-17 years. Our aim is to provide these children with the best of education and make them an integral part of nation’s growth. Nothing will make us prouder than to see these students being educated and become well-respected individuals in the society.”
Abhishek, Founder and Director of ANK Foundation said, “ANK’s philosophy centres around quality education being the only vehicle that can improve the living standards of underprivileged children. Education is the most powerful weapon to fight poverty and truly empower the children who will tomorrow be the face of India. With GlobalLogic’s proactive association, we aim to achieve a better tomorrow through the medium of education and make the power of knowledge accessible to millions.”
A non-government and non-profit organisation, Delhi-based ANK works for underprivileged children in the Delhi-NCR region and the rural areas of Bihar. ANK runs over 50 centres in the Delhi-NCR region and has touched the lives of over 20,000 children and youth through vocational and skill training. This project is ANK and GlobalLogic’s 2nd collaboration in Delhi – NCR region. ANK’s primary focus is on the age appropriate overall development of a child’s attitudes, values and behavioural patterns. The programme aims at inculcating and stimulating every child’s endeavour towards taking care of his/her environment.