WPP Foundation wins Golden Globe Tigers Awards

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The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2019 drew participation from over 185 eminent companies and Foundations across Asia-Pacific countries, including Indian organisations like Wipro and Mahindra Finance.

WPP Foundation, the CSR entity of WPP India, bagged its first regional/APAC win at the Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2019 held in Malaysia. At the prestigious awards, the Foundation was awarded in the categories of ‘Best CSR Practices’ and ‘Innovations in CSR Practices’ recognising WPP Foundation’s contribution towards society through its Education to Livelihood Program ( E2L).

On winning the prestigious award, Rama Iyer, Head, WPP Foundation, said, “Our flagship Education to Livelihood Program (E2L) has been conceptualised taking an innovative approach to address two of the biggest challenges faced by marginalised segments of society, education and livelihood. Since inception, the WPP Foundation is committed to making Indian youth future ready by providing them holistic educational opportunities. We are delighted to win this prestigious award, which is a testimony of our efforts as we continue on our journey to change the lives of the unprivileged youth.”

The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2019 drew participation from over 185 eminent companies and Foundations across Asia-Pacific countries, including Indian organisations like Wipro and Mahindra Finance. As a part of the selection process, the participants underwent a rigorous evaluation process comprising of three-rounds assessment led by an academic council, executive council and secondary research.

The WPP Foundation envisions to lead underserved youth in India from improving their learning outcomes to helping them make informed livelihood choices. The Foundation focuses on three key areas—improving learning outcomes, enhancing work readiness and addressing deep-rooted social norms. Since launch, the Foundation has worked with almost 20,000 children from urban slum communities across 10 schools in the cities of Mumbai and Delhi. All our children are first-generation learners.