Intuit RISE – ‘Educating Girl Child’ the flagship CSR project of Intuit India aimed at sponsoring education for girl children, has been awarded the ‘Rotary Karnataka CSR Award – 2020’ for ‘Best CSR Practices in promoting basic education and literacy’.
The conference and award ceremony was held in Bengaluru to celebrate the contribution made by various stakeholders towards community service in Karnataka for the socio-economic development of this State. The theme of this years’ conference was “Connecting Corporates and Communities’’.
The event was attended by Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N., Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Higher Education, IT & BT, Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Karnataka State, in the presence of District Rotary Governor Dr. Sameer Hariani and President, Prathima C and addressed issues such as – Sports in CSR, D&I, Healthcare, Education in Public Schools, ISR, Skill Development & Livelihood.
Sanket Atal, Managing Director, Intuit India said, “We are happy and extremely grateful to receive this award, as it is an acknowledgment of the hard work that our team has put into making this program a success. At Intuit, we believe that fulfilling our mission—to power prosperity around the world—extends beyond our daily work to the greater ways we can give back to society. The spirit of the ‘Educating Girl Child’ program is to support education and create opportunities for little girls who otherwise do not have access to education, where most of them are first-generation learners. Intuit aims to provide a platform for the next generation’s young girls to grow and access quality education that would enable them to be the change-makers of tomorrow. “
As part of their larger effort to bridge the education gap for women/girls in India, Intuit India launched the Educating Girl Child Project in partnership with the Concern India Foundation in 2017 – a nonprofit organization that partners with corporations across India to create change.
The program sponsors the education of a girl for every woman that joins Intuit. This program aims to sponsor the education of hundreds of girls across the country through free education, after school tutoring, career counselling, and life skill lessons. Girls in the program will also receive the opportunity to connect with female engineers at Intuit to learn more about being a woman in tech!