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Google to Grant $3 million for e-learning, Teachers in India

Published on May 06, 2018 - Google's philanthropic arm, has announced additional grants of USD 3 million to India's education-based NGO's.

Google to Grant $3 million for e-learning, teachers in India

  • It was done with an aim to bridge the learning gap in India and improve the quality of education access. $3 million grants has been given to two Indian NGOs- a) Central Square Foundation ($2 million grant) b) Teacher App ($1 million grant)
  • aims to provide teachers with training and resources on the concepts of math, science, language, and pedagogy. 
  • The funds are expected to scale the platform to reach 500,000 teachers in two years.
  • The grant will support a minimum of 20 content creators to produce at least 200 hours of quality science, technology, engineering and Math content in Hindi and vernacular languages.
  • With growing connectivity and affordable internet in India, online educational content is emerging as a popular destination for learning.
  •  India was among the first countries to receive grants from for education.
  • Last year, had funded grants of $8.4 million to four Indian NGOs.

Expected Questions

1. What amount of grants for e-learning in India is recently announced by Google?
- $3 million

2. Which two NGOs would receive the grants?
- Central Square Foundation, Teacher App

3. Who is the current CEO of Google?
- Sundar Pichai

4. Who invented Google?
- Larry Page

5. Who created Google Logo?
- Sergey Brin

6. Which Union MInister launched Google's UPI-based digital payment service 'Tez'?
- Arun Jaitley

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