Azim Premji Foundation is a non-profit that supports quality education for elementary education in India. It was set up by Azim Hashim Premji who pledged his wealth to the foundation. It works in close partnership with state governments of some of the most backward states of India.
Most of its functions are in rural areas where the elementary education is provided by government schools only. Thus improving the quality of the education in rural areas, the equity of quality of education is being established.
Azim Premji, is a business tycoon based in India who founded Wipro Ltd. and IT services pioneer. He gave away 25% of his wealth in 2013 and has pledged to give away another 25% in next few years. He is also a member of The Giving Pledge, which is a campaign by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to give away most of his wealth for philantropic cause.
Apart from supporting the government schools, the foundation is also involved in activities to make life better for run away childrens who are often found and seek shelter on railway stations in India. There are organizations like Sathi which work on rehabilitation of kids found on the railway stations. Many railway zones like RRB Chennai Zone and RRB Kolkata have many of such kids.
Azim Premji has been most generous man in India for continious three years. And he is still giving away more with his Azim Premji foundation in various ways.