Round Table India (RTI) was established as a young men’s club consisting of successful businessmen and professionals, with the key objective of community service, focusing on building infrastructure for education of underprivileged children. Freedom through Education (FTE) is one of RTI’s marquee projects. Under the FTE program, Tablers identify schools catering to under-privileged children requiring infrastructure support and provide them with the necessary amenities. In the last 14 years, FTE has supported over 1630 schools benefiting 4.80 million children in India.
Cochin Round Table 71 (CRT 71) is a member club of RTI since 1998. CRT 71 has initiated ‘Project Rise’ which works to enhance the academic infrastructure of schools catering to underprivileged students in and around Ernakulum District, Kerala by providing them with Smart Classrooms, Science and Computer Laboratories.
Cognizant Foundation has joined hands with Cochin Round Table 71 to implement ‘Project Rise’ in 11 schools in the Ernakulum District that cater to under-privileged students. Under this initiative, the Foundation has part funded the setting up of Smart Classrooms in 5 schools, Computer Laboratories in 5 schools and a Science Laboratory in one school. This support impacts over 10,000 students directly, every year.