The Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program (SEF) launched in March 2013 is focused on improving Science and Math education in schools primarily serving disadvantaged communities in US cities. The program has been initiated in Chicago, in the New Jersey area, New York and in Boston. We have partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) in Chicago where 250 - 350 elementary and secondary teachers will be chosen over the next 3-4 years, and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) for the Boston program in Boston, Mercy College for New York and Montclair State University for New Jersey.
The program works in close collaboration in over 20 school districts wherein 250-350 teachers go through a 2 year fellowship with intense support to develop their capacities to be better teachers and change leaders. The district administrators are a part of the program. We intend to expand these programs to other cities in future. The current commitment of Wipro to these programs is about USD 7.8 million over a period of 5 years. This is a large and substantial commitment to improving science and math in school education, one of the largest such commitments made by a non US company.