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Infosys Foundation USA announces grants to expand inclusivity of computer education

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 18, 2015

Infosys Foundation USA, a non-profit organization has announced new grant partnerships with Girls Who Code, CodeNow and ScriptEd. 

These organizations focus on delivering computer science and coding education to middle and high school students through curricular and extracurricular programs nationwide, the company said in a statement. The grants follow Infosys Foundation USA’s inaugural Crossroads event at Stanford University, which, for the first time, convened more than 50 policymakers, educators and non-profit leaders to discuss and apply design thinking methodologies to reimagine computer science education in the US, the statement added. 

Vandana Sikka, Chairperson − Infosys Foundation USA, said: "While the Crossroads event spurred a debate on how best to make computer science education more inclusive, it reaffirmed my belief that computer science is not only for software engineers. Rather, it is a fundamental skill that is permeating every discipline and that can ultimately bridge many of today’s social and economic divides."

Published on November 18, 2015
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