UiPath, the global leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, and provider of the world’s first RPA Academy, a free of charge, self-led online learning environment, today announced the official launch of UiPath Foundation.
Established in January 2019 and having assumed the mission to empower children and their communities to take ownership of their path to the future, the UiPath Foundation will give those in underprivileged areas material support and access to digital-era skills.
Through its innovative technology, UiPath is actively shaping the future of work and education. More than 3,700 enterprises and organizations worldwide have benefited from the advantages of automation, and 400,000 people from 200 countries have been trained by UiPath to fill new positions created by the fast advance of RPA technology.
Acknowledging the impact of automation across all sectors of our societies, the UiPath team approaches the most vulnerable groups responsibly. Among those, children living in poverty are at high risk of lacking the knowledge required to be successful in the new digital society.
UiPath Foundation aims to provide equal opportunities through co-designed educational solutions, focusing on giving children the skills and tools to reach their highest potential. Starting with children in Romania and India, the foundation will gradually enlarge its geographical reach to provide support to vulnerable communities worldwide.
By the end of this year, underprivileged families in Bucharest, as well as in Cluj, Galati and Vaslui counties will receive a 360-degree support package meant to facilitate their children's access to education. This will include scholarships, educational materials, medical services, clothing, and food.
Through its programs, UiPath Foundation aims to positively impact the lives of 500,000 children worldwide by 2025.
Driven by a commitment to values such as humility, equality of respect, intellectual curiosity and social responsibility, UiPath Foundation’s core programs are built on four main cornerstones:
The Future Acceleration Program – identifying children and teenagers from communities that experience poverty and exclusion in Romania and India (aged 11 to 16); activating their potential through a long-term 360-degree support system that addresses the challenge of child deprivation;
Raluca Negulescu-Balaci, Executive Director, UiPath Foundation, commented:
It is our strong belief that education sets the path out of poverty; therefore, we have designed a 360-degree support system, mindful of the complex needs faced by children from poor families in their journey to a better future. Our child-centered approach is designed taking into consideration the entire ecosystem - family, school, community, and we are driven by a collaborative mindset. We also aim to increase access to digital devices and to make use of technology as a means for access to quality education.
Daniel Dines, Co-founder and CEO of UiPath, said:
There are few things more rewarding today than to see someone reaching their full potential. That is why sharing is one of our primary goals. With the help of every UiPather, current partner NGOs and those who join us in the future, through the UiPath Foundation, we will reach those children who most need support and quick access to education.
In Romania, UiPath Foundation is joined by several strategic local NGO partners: Teach for Romania Association, the Policy Center for Roma and Minorities, “Bună ziua, copii din România!” Association, “Inimă de Copil” Foundation and OvidiuRo Association.
About UiPath Foundation
UiPath Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization that aims to empower underprivileged children to reach their potential and thrive together with their communities through equal access to education and the development of the 21st century skills. UiPath Foundation has been founded by UiPath and acts as a standalone organization.
For more information, please visit the UiPath Foundation webpage.
UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing one robot for every person, delivering free and open training and collaboration and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. Led by a commitment to bring digital era skills to more than a million people, the company’s enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for business and government organizations all over the world, improving productivity, customer experience and employee job satisfaction.
Recently named by Comparably as the 6th happiest place to work and recognized for having the 11th best company culture among large businesses, UiPath is one of the fastest growing and highest-valued AI enterprise software companies worldwide.