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IBM Awards 3 Teams in India for Making Education Sustainable

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IBM's annual Volunteer Excellence Awards has hand-picked three distinct teams in India for their innovative work in making education more accessible during the pandemic, which in turn translates to their innovativeness regarding their community volunteering during 2020.

The international business machines corporation has also recognized a 10-person team that provides mentoring for girl students, a 43 membered team that has divorced up audio books for the visually challenged and a 12 membered team for their webinars that helps students sustain education projects, among the other people formed initiatives.

The IBM teams recognized in India are oriented with a global group of 15 IBM volunteers or winning teams from 25 countries. Every winning organization is said to be receiving a grant of $ 10,000 from IBM to encourage them to pursue the work started by the IBM volunteers.

Few winners of the IBMers in the area are said to have contributed to the 1.25 million hours of community service that were completed by IBM employees worldwide last year.

“The Volunteer Excellence Awards honors people who have gone above and beyond in their roles as volunteers. I'm happy that three of our teams were chosen this year, which is a testament to our volunteers' genuine commitment to societal change”, expressed Balachandran

This year's winners hail from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Ktalsy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

Its Indian GoodTech initiative has an objective of enhancing the country’s initiatives by providing programs that can be delivered both online and offline. Through its goodtech initiatives, skilling engagements and collaborations with clients and partners the organization currently reaches around 10 million learners in India.

"During the second wave, we will continue these efforts with over 2000 IBM volunteers working around the clock to assist IBMers, their families, and the community." We've organised volunteer squads to handle requests for hospital beds, ICUs, oxygen, ambulances, medications, and other services, and to guide them to confirmed and accessible resources. These squads assist save lives by promptly triaging requests and matching them to resources available across the country,” stated Manoj Balachandran, IBM India/South Asia CSR Leader.

“The Volunteer Excellence Awards honors people who have gone above and beyond in their roles as volunteers. I'm happy that three of our teams were chosen this year, which is a testament to our volunteers' genuine commitment to societal change”, expressed Balachandran.

Last year, in honor of industry leaders and innovators, the company recognized 74 business partners for their outstanding business oriented solutions and achievements during its first ‘Think Digital Conference’.

The awardees were appreciated regarding their dedication towards excellent and exceptional client experiences as well as business growth.

Its Beacon Awards has been recognizing business partners for inventing exceptional solutions using IBM’s products and users for more than 20 years. It has been viewing those IBMers for their exemplified values of dedication, innovation and trust through their volunteer efforts associated with non-profit organizations and schools.

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