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Google chips in with $5,00,000 for child safety

May 18, 2015 14:21 IST

GoogleInternet giant Google on Monday threw its weight behind three NGOs in India, announcing support in the form of $5,00,000 in grants, to promote child safety in India.

With the grant, Google aims to further the cause with smart applications of technology and help scale up initiatives aimed at child safety programmes and campaigns.

Grants have been made through Google.Org to Childline India Foundation that provides a free phone service, 1098, for children in need of help or protection, Bachpan Bachao Andolan that protects and rescues children from slavery, trafficking, and forced labour, and Tulir which works to prevent and heal child sexual abuse across India.

"Technology can play a significant role in transforming lives, and we are delighted to provide support to three of India's non-profit organisations such as Childline India Foundation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Tulir which have been doing a phenomenal work," Google India and South-East Asia managing director Rajan Anandan said.

Globally, Google has donated over $100 million in grants, $1 billion on technology resources, and 80,000 hours of Googler volunteering to NGOs in 2014 around the world.

Image: An employee answers phone calls at the switchboard of the Google office. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

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