The Three uppermost superior Indian IT Companies, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro, to Linked Obama’s ambitious ‘computer science for all’ initiative. It is part of a public-private collaboration, pledging thousands of dollars in grants.
Obama accentuates on the need for teaching the subject as a “basic skill” across schools in the US and he announced his ‘Computer Sciences for All’ plan in his weekly address as emphasized on the need for teaching for a changing economy.
Infosys pledges $1 million in donation. TCS to offer grants to teachers in 27 US cities, the White House said in a fact sheet. Wipro grants $2.8 million grant for multi-year projects in tie up with Michigan University, to involve over a hundred school teachers, with the aim of nurturing excellence in science and mathematics.
This would start with the public school systems of Chicago, Obama’s hometown.
According to White House, “the TCS and Infosys pledge is part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) effort to collaborate with the private sector to support high school CS teachers, “This collaboration will ultimately provide opportunities for as many as 2,000 middle- and high school teachers to deepen their understanding of CS.”
Wipro’s initiative is aligned with the US national goal to significantly improve the quality of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), it said.
According to T. K. Kurien, chief executive officer and Member of the Board, Wipro Ltd., “Wipro is committed to being an involved participant in its communities. This initiative seeks to develop and inspire young people to contribute to excellence in STEM education.”
According to the project co-leader Sonya Gunnings-Moton, assistant dean in the College of Education, Michigan State University, “There is a critical shortage of excellent math and science teachers nationwide and even more so in urban school districts.”
Aarti Dhupelia, Chief Officer of College and Career Success at Chicago Public Schools said this partnership with Wipro and Michigan State University that will have a transformational impact in classrooms and communities.