Education and empowerment are an essential part of Virtusa’s broader CSR policy. To facilitate this, Virtusa partnered with Youth for Seva, donating to the platform for young volunteers working towards the betterment of society. With the support of Virtusa, Youth for Seva is working to help government school children who do not have an adequate support system.
Between April 2021 to March 2022, Youth for Seva, supported by Virtusa, rolled out four different programs:
In addition to these programs, our partnership enabled the development of infrastructure, computer labs, and sports facilities for selected schools.
Youth for Seva’s School Adoption Program strives to provide schools with additional infrastructure, volunteer teachers, school kits, and learning materials for enhanced education. The program selected four government schools and helped in setting up the following infrastructure upgrades:
The School Adoption Program provided dual desks and sanitation facilities to improve students’ academic standards and holistic development, reflecting an increased enrollment, attendance rates, and dropout percentage reduction.
Virtusa supported Youth for Seva to execute the Abhyasika program, addressing the challenges faced by students in underdeveloped areas. The program facilitated student-centered activities and set up free study rooms near the communities resulting in holistic student development. Some of the activities undertaken as a part of the program are:
The program achieved the milestone of connecting the under developed communities with government schools and had an average of 90% attendance with improved quality of education.
Lab on Wheels is an initiative by Youth for Seva supported by Virtusa to bridge the gap between science’s theoretical and practical application among students in schools that lack lab facilities. Youth for Seva volunteers bring scientific equipment to remote schools to demonstrate the real-life application of science topics related to the curriculum and provide hands-on learning.
Setting up COVID-19 isolation centers
An isolation center facility was set up at Sri Vyasa Avasam, Hanumakonda, Warangal. This isolation center facility was made available for the economically vulnerable section of tribal villages near Hanumakonda, Warangal.