New Delhi: BYJU’S, the world’s leading Edtech company, today received $1million in funding from the Breakthrough Global Foundation and Saurabh Gupta to support the company’s COVID-19 initiatives in India.
The Breakthrough Global Foundation, founded by renowned tech investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner (founder of DST Global) and his wife Julia and Saurabh Gupta, Managing Partner of DST Global has been actively extending support towards combating the coronavirus pandemic around the world.
Remote and marginalised communities in India have been hit hard by the unprecedented second wave of COVID-19. In an effort to provide continuity of education that is so vital for the future of the country, BYJU’S will utilize the Foundation’s funds under its social impact initiative ‘Education for All’ to support children who have lost their families due to COVID-19.
Education is a true catalyst for change and has the transformative power of uplifting society. Access to quality learning is a fundamental right and every child deserves access to quality learning. With ‘Education for All’, BYJU’S will provide equal learning opportunities and empower children across the country through its tech-enabled learning programs.
Yuri Milner commented, “From overcoming pandemics to generating growth, India’s – and all of humanity’s – future depends on knowledge. The Breakthrough Global Foundation is proud to support BYJU’S COVID-19 initiative.”
Saurabh Gupta said, “It’s hard to overstate the benefits of unleashing India’s human potential, for India and the world. BYJU’S is leveraging advances in digital education technology to do just that.”
BYJU’S Education For All:
With an aim to make digital learning accessible to millions of children from underserved communities, BYJU’S, the world’s leading edtech company, launched its social initiative – Education for All in September 2020. The program aims at democratising education by ensuring that children across all economic backgrounds get equal access to quality learning opportunities. The “Education for All” initiative serves to enable students from underserved and economically deprived communities with a better chance at upward social and economic mobility. This initiative aims at bridging the educational and digital divide by making quality learning accessible to the children in need. With over 40 partners like American India Foundation, United Way, Right to Live, Magic Bus, SOS, Save the Children, CRY and more across 22 states in India, the program has created a positive impact and reached over 5 lakh students in the last 8 months across the country. The company aims to accelerate its impact in reaching children who have no access to learning both on its own and through partnerships. For more information:https://byjus.com/educationforall/