These initiatives will benefit 15,000 children in shaping the progressive blueprint of their future
Games24x7, an Indian online skill gaming platform on Wednesday, said that it will work towards the cause of child welfare in India.
It will make financial contributions and partner with organisations like Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), Hemkunt Foundation, Akshaya Patra Foundation and United Way of Bengaluru, according to the official statement.
Games24x7 said that a total donation of Rs 6 crore in the current fiscal, towards the causes of child welfare will include, protecting children from trafficking, facilitating education, distribution of nutrition kits and bridging the digital divide in education & training. These initiatives will benefit 15,000 children in shaping the progressive blueprint of their future.
“The scourge of COVID-19 has been particularly severe on children. Many have been left orphaned, their education has suffered, their families have been displaced and pushed into penury, their vaccination & immunisation programmes have been interrupted, and their nutrition has been adversely impacted. This has made many children vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking, malnutrition and has disrupted their schooling and learning, which in turn has been exacerbated by the digital divide,” said Co-founder and CEO of Games24x7, Trivikiraman Thampy.
The health, wellness and security of this generation will determine the future of our country, so we are making our own humble contribution towards such a cause,” added Trivikraman.
“India’s tech sector represents a domain and people, who have perhaps benefitted the most from the liberalisation of the Indian economy. It is therefore imperative that the tech sector and the start-up community works towards alleviating the woes of those sections of the population, who couldn’t gain from economic reforms in the last three decades, and now are in danger of getting further marginalised because of the COVID-19 disruptions,” said Co-founder and CEO of Games24x7, Bhavin Pandya.
To begin with, the supported projects will involve initiatives in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi. The founders of Games24x7 are hopeful that their involvement in these projects will build awareness for these causes and facilitate more investments from the tech sector and the gaming industry in particular.
“Corporations that demonstrate compassion in action can lead meaningful and large-scale social change. I am pleased with our partnership with Games24x7 for child welfare and protection. I urge more corporations to come forward and create real value not only for profit but for people. I am confident that investment in the welfare of children can transform not only the lives of children but build entire communities and countries,” said Kailash Satyarthi, KSCF.
“We have been working with Games24x7 for the last six months. Their commitment and contribution towards COVID-19 relief efforts and now towards child welfare, are praiseworthy and worth emulating,” said Director of Hemkunt Foundation, Harteerath Singh.