Infotech companies enter in educational sector

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Many infotech companies like Microsoft, HP, Zensar and Cadence are working with NGOs to provide better infrastructural facilities to schools, teaching them the use of computers in their education.

Companies like Intel, Cisco, and Yahoo and have been involved more directly in education programmes. Recently, Intel has donated INR 1.5 million to the Karnataka state government, India. Intel employees had invested 13,500 voluntary hours in educational institutes. While Yahoo! India employees have been working Parikrma Humanitarian Foundation to empower underprivileged children by providing them quality education. Recently, Yahoo! has inaugurated new school for slum children. Cisco Systems has partnered with educators, businesses, governments and community organizations to launch the networking academy programme, NetAcad. Cisco employee volunteers explain technical updates like VoIP to students.

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