Internet giant Google yesterday threw its weight behind three NGOs in India, announcing support in the form of $5,00,000 in grants, to promote child safety in India. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
With the grant, Google aims to further the cause with smart applications of technology and help scale up initiatives aimed at child safety programmes and campaigns. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Grants have been made through Google.Org to Childline India Foundation that provides a free phone service, 1098, for children in need of help or protection, Bachpan Bachao Andolan that protects and rescues children from slavery, trafficking, and forced labour, and Tulir which works to prevent and heal child sexual abuse across India. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
“Technology can play a significant role in transforming lives, and we are delighted to provide support to three of India’s non-profit organisations (NGOs) such as Childline India Foundation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Tulir which have been doing a phenomenal work,” Google India and South-East Asia Managing Director Rajan Anandan said in a statement.
Globally, Google has donated over $100 million in grants, $1 billion on technology resources, and 80,000 hours of Googler volunteering to NGOs in 2014 around the world.