Wipro and First Book to Provide 35,000 New Books to Kids in Need in 5 Cities in U.S. & Canada

Partnership Kicks Off with Reading Celebration, Book Distribution
in Jefferson City, Mo.

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology,
consulting and business process services company, and First Book, a
non-profit social enterprise, today announced a partnership to provide
new books to tens of thousands of children in need across five cities in
the United States and Canada. Together, Wipro and First Book will
distribute 35,000 books to educators and program leaders in 2015,
serving kids from low-income families in Jefferson City (Missouri),
Atlanta, Houston, East Brunswick (New Jersey) and Edmonton, Canada.


First Book, a non-profit social enterprise that provides new books and
educational resources to children in need, was chosen by Wipro for its
leadership in addressing the unequal access to books in low-income
communities. Books will be distributed to schools and programs in five
communities where Wipro has a strong presence.

Books are critical to a child’s success, in school and in life. But in
homes and schools in low-income communities, books are scarce. In fact,
some of the lowest income neighborhoods, have access to only one book
for every 300 children.

“The program is designed to help children and young people gain access
to excellent reading material, such access is integral to good
education. This is especially important for children from disadvantaged
families. The program is yet another effort towards our vision to
contribute to high quality universal education by working with local
communities and educators,” said Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability
Officer, Wipro Limited.

The partnership kicks off in Jefferson City, Missouri in October with a
reading celebration and distribution of over 6,000 books to area
educators. Over the few months, schools and programs in the Wipro
communities of Atlanta, Houston, East Brunswick, N.J. and Edmonton,
Canada will also each receive between 6,000 and 7,000 books and
educational resources through First Book. Wipro offices across the US
and Canada recently completed a fundraising effort to support local
schools and programs as part of the annual Spirit of Wipro Run. The
funds raised by employees were matched by an equal contribution from
Wipro.

“First Book is thrilled to begin a partnership with Wipro to bolster the
heroic work of educators and program leaders with vital books and
educational resources for the kids they serve,” said Kyle Zimmer,
President and CEO of First Book. “We applaud Wipro for sharing the love
of reading and a chance for a brighter future with kids in the
communities where they operate, and look forward to working with them
for years to come.”

Wipro is committed to being an involved participant in its communities
and the larger society. Since the beginning of the last decade, Wipro
has unveiled several initiatives targeted at helping address issues
dogging India’s education system. A key initiative, Wipro’s Applying
Thought in Schools aims to improve the quality of school education.
Mission10X is another program wherein the company works with college
teachers to enhance employability skills of engineering graduates in
India.

In March 2013, Wipro launched a fellowship program for teachers in the
US to help improve Science & Math Education in Schools. The program is
targeted at teachers in schools with significant number of students from
disadvantaged families. The focus on improvement in Science & Math
Education aligns with the key national priority of the US, of improving
STEM Education. Wipro has committed US$ 7.8 million to this program,
which is run in partnership with University of Massachusetts, Boston &
Michigan State University.

The program involves intense capacity development support to the
teachers to develop their capacities as teachers and as change leaders.
Other key team members from the relevant school districts are also
involved with the program. Between 250 to 350 teachers are expected to
participate in this Wipro Fellowship program. Currently the program is
being run in Chicago, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. Wipro
intends to expand its school education related social programs over the
next few years.

About Wipro Ltd.

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting
and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable
its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes
through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business
through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive
businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive
portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering
innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro
has a workforce of over 150,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6
continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.

About First Book

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more
than 155 million books and educational resources to programs and schools
serving children from low-income families through the United States and
Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis,
First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating
the quality of education. For more information, visit firstbook.org
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ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for
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success of the companies in which we make strategic investments,
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Contacts

Wipro Limited
Subhashini Pattabhiraman
+91 9819773385
subhashini.pattabhiraman@wipro.com
or
First
Book
Julia Hornaday
+1 202-639-0114
jhornaday@firstbook.org