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The pressing need in the Education sector in India is to provide quality education to children hailing from underprivileged backgrounds. Cognizant Foundation's interventions are specifically aimed at improving the quality of education in institutions catering to the underprivileged. Our projects focus on the areas of adoption of technology, teacher training and hands-on learning as methods for improving the quality of education.
Non-profit organizations in India have bridged the gaps in the public healthcare system and have brought quality healthcare services within the reach of the poor. A critical requirement for these non-profits is the procurement of state-of-the-art medical equipment that would enable them to provide top-quality healthcare services to the underprivileged. Cognizant Foundation has been addressing this particular need through its healthcare projects.
India will have a surplus of 47 million workers by 2020, equal to the world's shortfall. Unfortunately, less than 3% of the total workforce in India has undergone formal skill training. Concrete efforts are being undertaken by the Government through the 'Skill India' campaign to address this concern. In line with this objective, Cognizant Foundation, has been supporting various Skill Training programs under its Livelihood initiatives.