Google Offers Grants to Help Close Education Gap
Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, will provide $50 million in grants over the next two years to nonprofits focused on improving education in developing countries using tech-based learning tools, according to this article by Erin Carson on CNET. Google.org intends to give grants to nonprofits in 20 countries by the end of the year. The grants focus on three main areas: 1) providing quality learning materials, 2) supporting teacher development and 3) reaching students in conflict zones.
“Technology can bypass the geographic and financial boundaries that block educational resources from reaching students, while also making those resources more engaging, interactive and effective,” noted Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Education Lead for Google.org, in a recent blog post.