Carnegie Social Initiative

Since 2002, through the non-profit organization Carnegie Social Initiative, Carnegie has supported educational projects that have achieved impressive results for children and young people in India and Uganda.

Door Step School in India was founded by social entrepreneur Bina Lahkari.
Using innovative methods, Door Step School can offer education to 100,000 children each year in Pune and Mumbai, Thnaks to the Carnegie Social Initiative, the first computer center opened in a slum in Mumbai in 2003.

The support from Carnegie funds preschool classes for 3-5-year olds in the Colaba slum in Mumbai. Preschool education provides children with a better starting point for coping with school and reduces the risk of dropping out at an early age.

Door Step School, Mumbai, India

  • Every year, 360 children participate in preschool education
  • Each year, 700 children receive instruction in basic IT skills in computer centers established by Carnegie
  • 43% of the children who have attended preschool education can read a little when they start school

Uganda Rural Development and Training Center (URDT) in Uganda is run by social entrepreneur Mwalimu Musheshe, who trains young girls from poor families to become role models and help change family conditions. The girls are educated in professional and practical subjects, which will enable the to lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty.

URDT, Uganda

The school combines academic studies and practical training in agriculture. The students as well as the family receive education and training in improving their agriculture and standard of living.

Together, they create a five-year vision for their future and agree on a plan for how it will be realized. Often the focus is on goals such as sending all children to school, building permanent brick houses of developing better health ad hygiene conditions.

  • Every year, 250 girls receive tuition
  • 87% of the students from URDT get the highest grades for exams at A-level
  • Since the school started in 2014, 40% of the girls’ families have built permanent brick houses

Carnegie pays for all administration and ensures that emloyee contributions go 100% to the vulnerable children and young people in India and Uganda.

All projects have been thoroughly screened by independent consultants. who ensure that Carnegie’s donations are used in the best possible way.