Bengaluru– Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global software major Infosys, on Monday said it has joined hands with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Children’s Foundation to create child labour-free villages.

“A grant would be created as part of the tie-up to create a child-friendly village focused towards improving children’s health, providing education and creating a non-violent environment,” Bengaluru-based Infosys Foundation said in a statement here.

The grant would be given out over the next three years, it said.

The Foundation, however, did not specify the grant amount.

Through the project, Delhi-based Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation aims to benefit 10,000 children, women and youth through education and improve child protection mechanism in villages.

It also aims to create better sanitation and hygiene and have zero incidences of child marriage in the villages of India. (IANS)