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Mr. Nandakumar Krishnan
India Literacy Project
Mountain View, California, 22nd August 2006 – India Literacy Project received a $9600 grant from Juniper Networks Foundation Fund (JNFF), the charitable arm of Juniper Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR). The grant will be used to provide for education of underprivileged children from poor socio- economic backgrounds in India.
India Literacy Project (ILP), a non-profit development support organization dedicated to the cause of literacy in India, strives to support underprivileged kids and communities across India by providing them with an education enabling them to build a bright future. ILP is excited to have received a grant from JNFF that would help support the Vembu project in the Vembar Region in Tuticorin District of Tamil Nadu, in South India, a secondary affected area of the Dec 2004 South Asian Tsunami
The area where the project will be implemented is an economically backward region plagued by low literacy rates, high number of school dropouts, child labor, poor quality of education, dearth of livelihood opportunities and lack of women's empowerment. The project targets children of three villages by adopting educational interventions like drop out prevention, community mobilization, advocacy and lobbying.
The grant reflects the JNFF's mission to share Juniper Networks success and resources with the communities served by the company and its customers. It supports organizations that improve the quality of education, enhance academic performance and educate teachers and students in the use of technology.
“We are thrilled to be associated with a foundation of the stature of JNFF,” said Nandakumar Krishnan, ILP-US Marketing Coordinator, “whose goals are aligned with our own with respect to our focus on improving the quality of education.”
ABOUT INDIA LITERACY PROJECT
India Literacy Project, ILP, is a US-based non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to spread the cause of literacy in India. ILP acts as a catalyst for 100% literacy by forming meaningful partnerships with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in India, who are working towards the goals of total literacy and the universal right to primary education.
In the US, ILP has chapters and interest groups in 7 major metropolitan areas including the California bay area. ILP is a completely volunteer-based organization, with over 250 volunteers in the US, concentrating its efforts on building awareness for the importance of education and raise funds for literacy and empowerment projects. ILP has extended its reach to the most rural and remote parts of India.
For more information on India Literacy Project, visit www.ilpnet.org
ABOUT THE JUNIPER NETWORKS FOUNDATION FUND
The Juniper Networks Foundation Fund (JNFF) was established in May 2000 as a charitable fund administered by the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley (CFSV), a nonprofit organization that specializes in philanthropy and charitable giving. The purpose of the JNFF is to share the company's success and resources through the communities served by Juniper Networks employees, and its service provider and carrier customers.