San Francisco: The search engine giant Google announced Wednesday that they donates $100 million to education programs and other causes this year, comprising giving $40 million in grants during holiday season.
The company said that it is also giving funds to seven non-profit organizations devoted to girls’ education in Africa and Asia.
The company also said that its employees have donated over 40,000 hours of volunteer time over the year.
The holiday grants went to education programs in science, technology, engineering and math, education for girls in the developing world, programs to educate tech skills to the underprivileged, and efforts to fight the global dilemma of human trafficking.
Education has been a main focus of Google’s work recently. The company launched a YouTube portal for school districts that will agree to them to show educational contented in the classroom while being capable of block the less productive videos on the site.
The program, which launched this week, partnered with YouTube educators like the Smithsonian and TED to offer classroom-ready content.
YouTube’s Angela Lin said that the portal is intended to append an element of fun to the classroom. She also said that teachers can add videos to their own YouTube portals, so they can use.