Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (“KMBL”/“Bank”) today announced its CSR partnership with Khan Academy India (KAI), a non-profit organisation that offers a free learning platform for students to access quality educational material which empowers them to study at their own pace both at home as well as in schools. Under the Bank’s CSR Project on Education and Livelihood it is funding KAI to create National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) aligned science content for classes 9th to 12th, which will be freely available on KAI’s digital platforms.
Salman Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy said, “We are thankful to Kotak Mahindra Bank for supporting our vision of making world-class education accessible to all. The CSR funding from Kotak Mahindra Bank will enable us to create science content for class 9th to 12th and offer personalised education to students helping them to build a solid conceptual understanding. Once a solid repository of science content with Kotak Mahindra Bank’s CSR funding support is created, Khan Academy India plans to initiate localisation efforts in science with support from Indian state governments. ”
Rohit Rao, Joint President & Group Chief CSR Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited said, “Our CSR partnership with Khan Academy India is with a view to enhance access to science content for classes 9th to 12th , for the benefit of students from the underprivileged segments, by making it freely available via the digital medium on Khan Academy India’s platform. The content will help students learn better in the sciences, importantly those appearing for class 10th and 12th board examinations across India.”
Kotak Karma is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) identity of the Kotak Mahindra Group companies.