Our Partners
Paschim Banga Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (PBRMSA)

The Paschim Banga Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (PBRMSA) scheme was introduced in 2009 by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to provide strategic support to school education sector including physical facilities, quality intervention as well as equity interventions. The goal is to ensure 75% enrolment rate at the secondary level by 2015, provide universal access to secondary level education by 2017 and by 2020 achieve universal retention. The scheme also aims to provide access to secondary education with special reference to economically weaker sections of the society, the educationally backward, the girls and the disabled children residing in rural areas and other marginalized categories like SC, ST, OBC and Educationally Backward Minorities (EBM).
Under the initiative of Paschim Banga Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (PBRMSA), Department of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal has initiated an innovative project the "Education to Employability" project in collaboration with Vikramshila Education Resource Society, Kolkata. The project has been conceptualized to build a sustainable model of 'Employability Skills Training' for Secondary School students to ensure that they are able to make appropriate career choices after completing their school education.

Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF)

Educated, skilled and able men and women are a country's true strength. TMF aspires to see youth that is constructively employed, children who are purposefully engaged, and a society that provides equal opportunities to people with different abilities. Through its CSR initiatives, the Mahindra group commits itself to this. Over the last five years the foundation has emerged as a leading agency in corporate social responsibility, working largely in education for disadvantaged children, minority children and children under difficult circumstances, including the visually and physically challenged.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF)

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) works to improve outcomes for children around the world in a measurable way. Established in 1999 with a gift from Michael and Susan Dell, the foundation uses its endowment of more than $1 billion to address issues facing children living in urban poverty. Within its first seven years, MSDF has committed more than $330 million to nonprofit organizations working in geographical locations ranging from India to Central Texas and has focused on diverse issues from the quality of public education to children’s health.
India is the first area of focus in MSDF’s phased approach to global expansion. The foundation’s funding effort is focused on improving the lives of children in India's urban slums through a variety of direct programs. The foundation works under four broad themes:
  1. Improving the quality of education provided, with equal representation for girls and boys.
  2. Providing vocational training that is linked to obtaining appropriate employment.
  3. Working to provide access to microfinance, so that there can be a positive and supportive benefit to the children's families.
  4. Providing quality health care, clean water and sanitation to ensure continuity of children’s education and retention in schools.