WNS, along with Seva Sahayog Foundation, introduces Community Knowledge Centre in Mumbai


WNS, a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, WNS Cares Foundation (WCF), in association with Seva Sahayog Foundation, has recently inaugurated a first-of-its-kind experiential learning centre called the “Community Knowledge Centre (CKC)” in Panvel, near Mumbai. Over 5,000 underprivileged children from 20 schools in Panvel, and nearby areas will be benefited through this centre.


CKC will comprise of a science centre, E-learning facility, a lecture room and a library. Science centre will have a physics lab equipped to perform 60 physics experiments, a robotics lab, digital microscope to view biology slides along with specimens, and a full-fledged bench for chemistry experiments. E-learning facility will have a projector-cum-computer with Marathi and English syllabus for 1-10th standard, computers with internet connection, and working models of environment related experiments. Also, a library, and a lecture room where special shows, talks, and trainings will be organized for students as well as teachers.


Inaugurating the centre, Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS, said, “The Community Knowledge Centre aligns with WCF’s philosophy of empowering underprivileged youth and children by way of education, and helping them create a life of their choice rather than circumstance. Many of us have access to knowing and preparing for all these disruptive new trends like robotics and artificial intelligence. But there is a huge part of the population in India that has no knowledge of any of this.”


“Our endeavour has always been to ignite the minds of these young lesser-privileged children, who may be deprived of the marvels and resultant learning of science and technology owing to the lack of resources available to them. We hope that some of these bright minds would go on to become the creators of disruptive products and services, and contribute their might to the future of this world,” he added.


CKC is located at Dr Patwardhan Hospital in Panvel. Qualified teachers are appointed for each section of the CKC to formally teach the children. Transportation will also be provided to the children to travel from the school to the centre and back, as per the fixed schedule. WNS volunteers will visit the centre, and also mentor the children through Skype and video calls.