Wipro Applying Thought in Schools is Wipro’s social initiative in the area of school education in India. Setup in 2001, this initiative had originated from Wipro’s idea of Good Citizenship, which states/holds/affirms/believes that a corporation’s ‘power to do good’ must manifest in a thoughtful and deliberate set of initiatives towards a social purpose. Education was chosen as the sphere of work because of its potential to be a fundamental enabler of social change. Within education, our focus is on school education.

Our vision:

Drawing from India’s constitutional values and the ideals of democracy, we envision a just, equitable, sustainable and humane society, nation, world and planet.

We believe that the purpose of education is to enable the growth and development of the learner such that she is able to expand and realize her individual potential and become an active, concerned and contributing citizen of such a society, nation, world and planet. Such development should span multiple dimensions such as physical, intellectual, aesthetic, social, emotional, ethical and practical.

These ideas are not new or unique; in fact, it derives from ideas of various educational thinkers, educationists as well as national documents such as the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005.

What we do:

Our strategy is to support civil society organizations engaged in school education to work towards systemic reform in school education. We support organizations to build capacities to engage deeply in issues in school education and work with schools and the larger education system to improve the quality of teaching and learning that happens in schools.

Over the past 15 years, we have supported more than 50 organizations through over 100 educational projects and initiatives in diverse areas of education and built an active network of organizations working in school education across India. See our annual updates to know more about the work we have supported.

Drawing from the experience over these years, we are currently aiming to significantly expand the number of organizations we support in the coming years. We offer organization grants as well as fellowships to individuals to setup education organizations.

Our Concerns on School Education Our Understanding of Good Education