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India: WeTech Goldman Sachs Scholars Program

India: WeTech Goldman Sachs Scholars Program. Institute of international education, IIE, is an independent non-profitable organisation which was founded in 1919. IIE is one of the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.

IIE’s mission is to provide international education and easy approach to education worldwide.

This is accomplished by:

  • managing scholarships, training, exchange and leadership programs
  • conducting research and facilitating policy dialogue on global higher education
  • protecting scholarship around the world

WeTech is a Program of IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives (CWLI)

The Institute of International Education (IIE) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), a leading global investment bank, joined together to offer a new scholarship and mentoring program for university women in engineering, computer science and other technology-related fields in India. The WeTech Goldman Sachs Scholars program helps young women and future leaders in information, communication and technology (ICT) in India, as part of IIE’s Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) initiative.

Since 2014, Goldman Sachs and IIE have partnered together to provide unique and high-impact programing in India through the WeTech Afterschool Program. Over a period of 3 years, the program collaborated with 225 middle and high school girls from Bengaluru with around 100 professionals from Goldman Sachs and other technology companies, who served as volunteer mentors.

The mentors helped and guided teams of students through a twelve-week long curriculum to create their own mobile application addressing social problems and designing business plans to display their ideas.

In 2015, one middle school team from India trained by Goldman Sachs was awarded the highest prize among 400 participants from 28 countries at the Technovation World Pitch Competition, an international technology entrepreneurship competition in San Francisco, California, receiving US$10,000 to launch their application for the use of general public.

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