India

Education 

Our Programme Focus

 

Building capacity at schools and colleges


Recognising the crucial role that education plays in sustainable growth and development, we implement several education programmes across the country.


Our initiatives include:

 

  • Planning and sponsoring spoken English programmes
  • Encouraging reading by supporting the building of libraries and through KPMG’s Family for Literacy programme
  • Supporting sports facilities and equipment
  • Sponsoring computer labs and IT programmes
  • Providing pro bono support on fundraising and programme development
  • Enhancing teaching skills by supporting training programmes
  • Supporting infrastructure improvements such as furniture and vehicles
  • Mentoring students on career opportunities
  • Volunteering programmes such as reading sessions, visits to museums, art and craft workshops

 

The Scholars' programme

As part of our efforts to help build capacity of underprivileged students through quality education, we have recently launched the KPMG Scholars’ programme. Through this programme, we are supporting the education and all-round development of underprivileged girls from our partner schools.  We currently support 23 students across locations. The programme provides supplementary training to enhance their employability, and includes training in IT, sports, soft skills, arts and spoken English. In addition, the L&D team has conducted trainings on personality development for these students. Over the year, KPMG mentors (Shalini Pillay, Niloufer Irani, Sheena Arora- spouse of Rajesh Arora) will also meet with the students to provide career guidance and support. The programme has currently been launched in three of our partner schools: Shishu Mandir in Bengaluru, The Vidya School in Delhi and Kamla High School in Mumbai.  Our Citizenship team meets these students frequently, and are happy to see the impact this programme has made in such a short time.  

 

Scholarships

Scholarships
We launched our scholarship programme in 2007 for meritorious university students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. These scholarships help deserving students complete their education as well as meet their daily expenses. Over 1400 scholarships have been disbursed till 2013. In addition to this, volunteers conducted training sessions to help students develop communication skills, create awareness about career opportunities and assist in their professional growth.

Enactus

Enactus is a community of students, academic and business leaders that use the power of entrepreneurial action to make a sustainable difference in communities.

 

Enactus sets up student teams at colleges and these teams apply business concepts to tackle economic, social and environmental issues effectively. Globally, KPMG supports Enactus in over 30 countries. Richard Rekhy is the Chairman of the National Advisory board for Enactus in India. In addition to sponsoring the programme, we also provide support for mentoring and training students.

 

In 2013, we were presenting sponsors for the Enactus India National Competition. Other support included staff participating as judges, speakers for panel discussions, official scoring for the event and as league coordinators and volunteers. Delhi Technological University represented India at the Enactus World Cup in 2013, and reached the semi finals. College teams from India have consistently performed well at the World Cup.

KPMG’s Family for Literacy programme

KPMG’s Family for Literacy programme was started in 2007 by KPMG United States of America to promote and improve literacy. The programme was subsequently adapted in India, at selected schools for underprivileged students, to promote spoken English and life skills amongst students. The programme helps equip students to enter the workforce at a later stage in their lives. The programme was first started at The Vidya School in Gurgaon and then at St. Joseph’s High School in Mumbai by the spouses of KPMG Partners. In 2012, the programme was extended to more schools in Delhi as well as Bengaluru and Chennai. Keeping in mind the objective of developing Spoken English skills, volunteers develop and conduct interactive activities such as crosswords, reading stories, and the use of flashcards for synonyms and antonyms. Regular sessions and focused attention on every child helps raise their level of confidence. We also provide additional support to the schools including sponsoring school uniforms, books and stationery for students.