WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) in association with Seva Sahayog Foundation, today inaugurated a first-of-its-kind experiential learning center called the “Community Knowledge Center (CKC)” in Panvel, near Mumbai. Over 5,000 underprivileged children from 20 schools in Panvel, and nearby areas will be benefitted through this center.
CKC will comprise of a science center, E-learning facility, a lecture room and a library. Science center will have a physics lab equipped to perform 60 physics experiments, a robotics lab, digital microscope to view biology slides along with specimens, and a full-fledged bench for chemistry experiments. E-learning facility will have a projector-cum-computer with Marathi & English syllabus for 1-10th standard, computers with internet connection, and working models of environment related experiments. Also, a library, and a lecture room where special shows, talks, and trainings will be organized for both students as well as teachers.
Inaugurating the center, Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS said, “The Community Knowledge Center aligns with WCF’s philosophy of empowering underprivileged youth and children by way of education, and helping them create a life of their choice rather than circumstance. Many of us have access to knowing and preparing for all these disruptive new trends like robotics and artificial intelligence. But there is a huge part of the population in India that has no knowledge of any of this. Our endeavor is to ignite the minds of these young lesser-privileged children, who may be deprived of the marvels and resultant learning of science and technology owing to the lack of resources available to them. We hope that some of these bright minds would go on to become the creators of disruptive products and services, and contribute their might to the future of this world.”
CKC is located at Dr Patwardhan Hospital in Panvel. Qualified teachers are appointed for each section of the CKC to formally teach the children. Transportation will also be provided to the children to travel from the school to the center and back, as per the fixed schedule. WNS volunteers will visit the center, and also, mentor the children through skype and video calls.