UiPath, a global leader in robotic process automation software founded in Bucharest, Romania in 2005, has announced the launch of UiPath Foundation which aims to give those in underprivileged areas material support and access to digital era skills via co-designed educational solutions, focusing on giving children the skills and tools to maximise their potential.
Of interest to the international early childhood education and care (ECEC) community, the Foundation, which will commence its efforts in Romania and India and then gradually enlarge its geographical footprint worldwide, will place special importance on a strong start in life for children through the establishment of a fund specifically to support younger children in the years before school, and during early schooling.
The key aspects of the foundation include the following:
- Early Education Forward – centered on building support networks for the benefit of children at risk of remaining behind due to lack of access to high-quality education at an early age;
- The Future Acceleration Program – identifying children and teenagers from communities that experience poverty and exclusion in Romania and India (aged 11 to 16); activating their potential through a long-term 360-degree support system that addresses the challenge of child deprivation;
- Nurture teachers’ potential – develop educators’ ability to create empowering educational experiences aimed at unleashing the potential of children and teenagers struggling with poverty;
- Build long-term impact – create a far-reaching collaborative platform that engages business partners and other NGOs to embark on the foundation’s global mission to empower talented youth.
Commenting on the new initiative Raluca Negulescu-Balaci, the Executive Director of the UiPath Foundation said “It is our strong belief that education sets the path out of poverty; therefore, we have designed a 360-degree support system, mindful of the complex needs faced by children from poor families in their journey to a better future. Our child-centered approach is designed taking into consideration the entire ecosystem – family, school, community, and we are driven by a collaborative mindset.”
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