Bengaluru sources have made a statement that Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global software major Infosys, on Monday said it has joined hands with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Children’s Foundation to create child labour free villages. According to sources the grant would be given out over the next three years.
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Meanwhile Bengaluru based Infosys Foundation said in a statement that “A grant would be created as part of the tie-up to create a child friendly village focused towards improving children’s health, providing education and creating a non violent environment”.
Sources have reported that the Foundation, however, did not specify the grant amount. Meanwhile through the project, Delhi based Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation aims to benefit 10,000 children, women and youth through education and improves child protection mechanism in villages. Further it also aims to create better sanitation and hygiene and have zero incidences of child marriage in the villages of India.