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Join us for a most interesting and practical dialog about how technology enabled philanthropy helps social causes, a joint session by Capital IIT Alumni Association and WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF). The presentation of Anandwan (a "Smart Village") will be followed by an open discussion on issues faced by many in India and the good work being done by dedicated workers. Meet Angelina Klouthis of VFF and interact and catch up with friends and colleagues over snacks and soft drinks.
663 million people still rely on unimproved water sources in 2015 – World Health Organization
3.4 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 106 countries and territories - Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Only 2% of humanitarian aid goes to education. Providing all children with quality basic education could boost annual economic growth by 2% in low - income countries - United Nations (UN)
Around 1.1 billion people worldwide still live without access to electricity with most concentrated in Africa and Asia - The World Bank
1 billion people 32% of the global urban population - live in urban slums. - United Nations (UN)
2.7 billion people rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking, which causes harmful indoor air pollution - World Energy Outlook 2015