World Wide Technology Bolsters Collaboration with Kalisu Foundation to Promote STEM Education

World Wide Technology Bolsters Collaboration with Kalisu Foundation to Promote STEM Education

The program builds onWWT’s expanding regional presence and three-year literacy initiative, reaching 3,324 children through 11 new libraries across Karnataka and Telangana

World Wide Technology, a global technology solutions provider leading the AI and digital revolution,announced today itwill strengthen its collaborationwith the Kalisu Foundation, an organization dedicated to educational social impactto enhance educational opportunities and STEM enrichment programs in Karnataka and beyond. Thisfollows the parties’ successful establishmentof 11 new libraries in the region since 2021.

From robotics competitionsandscience exhibitions to interactive storytelling and mentorship sessions, the new STEM programs will provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge, collaborate with peers and explore STEM careers,” said Bob Ferrell, Executive Vice President ofGlobal Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at World Wide Technology.By combining WWT's technical expertise and Kalisu’s extensive reach, this partnership continues to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers and technology leaders, empowering them to make meaningful contributions to our communities and the world at large.”

The announcement comes afterthe 15 June grand opening in Bengaluru of the Mathikere Government School Library, marking the 11th library established under WWT’s three-yearcollaboration with the Kalisu Foundation. This initiative aims to enhance educational opportunities for 3,324 children in government schools across Karnatakaand Telangana.

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Commenting on the association, MM Nikilesh, co-founder and CEO of the Kalisu Foundation, said,“Since 2021, we have observed a remarkable rise in literacyand a burgeoningenthusiasm for learning among the young minds we serve. On average, an astounding 100 books are devoured every week, leadingto an impressive annual consumption of 39,600 books. This remarkable achievementhighlights the profound impact these libraries have had on the community.”

As part of the collaboration, WWT also announcedthe contribution of nearly 18,000 books, covering a wide spectrum of subjects and genres designed to encourage youth exploration, intellectual curiosityand lifelong love for reading.

WWT expansion reflects growth, recognitiontied to focus on people, culture and outcomes

WWT India has achieved significant growth since its start in 2014, expanding from a small team of three business-development, management-consulting and finance specialist within its Mumbai headquarters to more than 610 employees and contractors across locations in Mumbai, Gurugram and Hyderabad.

Such growth parallels corporate recognition from numerous industry-partner and workplace awards over the years. In 2023, Great Place To Work® India – the global certification authority on workplace culture – ranked WWT11thout of their out of 100 on their list of “India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces” and recognized the company among India’s Best Workplaces Building a Culture of Innovation By All.”

Reflecting its mission and culture, WWT supports its employees and communities in endeavors that create positive impact across the society. Most recently, WWTcelebrated International Yoga Day to


inspire health, well-being and harmony among 5th to 7th grade students. Led bya certified yoga instructor from Atma Darshan Yogashram, the event included yoga-themed writing contests and mindful eating exercises designed to reinforce the connection between physical health and nourishing the body with wholesome foods.

Headquartered in Mumbai, WWT India provides advanced IT solutions and consulting services for a wide range of clientele across the financial services, global service provider, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. The company's Asia Integration Centre in Mumbai, which began operations in November 2019, is the fourth of its kind globally, following St. Louis, Amsterdam, and Singapore. 

Pavita Jones