Google Pledges $5mn to Bharti Foundation, Will Support 50 Elementary Schools in Rural India

Google has partnered with Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arms of Bharti Enterprises Ltd (parent company of Bharti Airtel).

As part of the agreement, Google will provide financial support of $5 million to upgrade and support 50 elementary schools run by the Bharti Foundation in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. These schools will be named as Satya Elementary schools.

The foundation plans to build 15 more primary schools and four senior secondary schools in the next academic year, starting June.

Google’s grant to Bharti Foundation is part of its global philanthropic program. Google has given more than $145 million to non-profit and academic institutions in 2010. It has given out $184 million in total, including the funds given by Google Grants, technology projects and product support for non-profit organizations.

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