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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:15PM IST (7:45AM GMT)


WNS Inaugurates Community Knowledge Center for Underprivileged Children in Panvel, Near Mumbai, through its CSR arm, WCF

Over 5,000 underprivileged children across 20 schools to have the access to a first-of-its kind experiential learning center

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) in association with Seva Sahayog Foundation, today inaugurated a first-of-its-kind experiential learning center called the “Community Knowledge Center (CKC)” in Panvel, near Mumbai. Over 5,000 underprivileged children from 20 schools in Panvel, and nearby areas will be benefitted through this center. 

CKC will comprise of a science center, E-learning facility, a lecture room and a library. Science center will have a physics lab equipped to perform 60 physics experiments, a robotics lab, digital microscope to view biology slides along with specimens, and a full-fledged bench for chemistry experiments. E-learning facility will have a projector-cum-computer with Marathi & English syllabus for 1-10th standard, computers with internet connection, and working models of environment related experiments. Also, a library, and a lecture room where special shows, talks, and trainings will be organized for both students as well as teachers.

Inaugurating the center, Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS said, “The Community Knowledge Center aligns with WCF’s philosophy of empowering underprivileged youth and children by way of education, and helping them create a life of their choice rather than circumstance. Many of us have access to knowing and preparing for all these disruptive new trends like robotics and artificial intelligence. But there is a huge part of the population in India that has no knowledge of any of this. Our endeavor is to ignite the minds of these young lesser-privileged children, who may be deprived of the marvels and resultant learning of science and technology owing to the lack of resources available to them. We hope that some of these bright minds would go on to become the creators of disruptive products and services, and contribute their might to the future of this world.” 

CKC is located at Dr Patwardhan Hospital in Panvel. Qualified teachers are appointed for each section of the CKC to formally teach the children. Transportation will also be provided to the children to travel from the school to the center and back, as per the fixed schedule. WNS volunteers will visit the center, and also, mentor the children through skype and video calls. 

About WCF

WNS Cares Foundation (WCF) is a group company of WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), with a vision to serve the society and create a strong foundation for corporate social responsibility at WNS. WCF offers a platform for employees and clients to make valuable contributions to the society. Since its inception in January 2011, WCF has touched almost 100,000 children through its various programs and initiatives, in over 209 schools, in 10 countries globally.

 About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 300+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of September 30, 2017, WNS had 35,121 professionals across 52 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

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This document includes information which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied are discussed in our most recent Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. WNS undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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WNS inaugurates Community Knowledge Center for underprivileged children in Panvel, near Mumbai, through its CSR arm, WCF.