Google.org, as part of its commitment to provide quality education in India through elearning, has given a grant of $3 Mn to non-profit organisations in India. As shared by the company in the latest blog post, this includes a $1 Mn grant to TheTeacherApp and a $2 Mn Google.org grant and technical assistance from the YouTube Learning team to the Central Square Foundation.
With this grant, The Teachers App will look forward to reach over 500K teachers in two years while Central Square Foundation will expand education and learning video content.
“Their success gives us the confidence to expand our efforts in India and today we are announcing additional grants totaling $3 Mn to support teacher learning and educational content creation,” Nick Cain, Education Lead of Google.org said in a blog.
Founded by Vinod Karate in 2016, TheTeacherApp is a non-profit Delhi-based organisation that provides digital learning on core concepts in math, language, pedagogy, science through short and interactive offline videos.
“We’re supporting TheTeacherApp to enable a connected experience on the topics that matter most to teachers and to develop additional video content in core concepts of math, science, language and pedagogy for their use in their classrooms,” detailed the blog post.
On the other hand, Delhi-based Central Square Foundation was established in 2012 by Ashish Dhawan. The startup is a venture philanthropy fund and policy think tank focused on improving the quality of school education for children from low-income communities in India.