GREAT Foundation has taken up all its programs keeping in mind the (PCB)School needs. It has been instrumental in starting some programs for the first time for the schools. As and when it has been seen that the program could be handed over for better execution or that the need no longer existed, it has taken a back seat or withdrawn from it to move on to work on other needs in the same school or some other schools.
GREAT Foundation was instrumental in starting computer education training for the students of Stds V to X in three (PCB) from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, GREAT Foundation approached Vedanta Foundation and explored the possibility of a tie-up for training the students in computers and the latter expressed their readiness. The CEO of Pune Cantonment Board Dr. D.K. Mallik was approached and requested for a tripartite agreement between PCB, Vedanta Foundation and GREAT Foundation which was signed on 14th September, 2009. This was a historic step for PCB High schools. Since then, around 2000 students studying in Stds V to X have been regularly trained in computer education.
In 2006-07, GREAT Foundation arranged for the training of 12 teachers, four each from the three High Schools at the Microsoft IT Academy, Pune.
GREAT Foundation has been instrumental in inviting “Teach for India” to PCB and getting a contract signed between PCB and “Teach for India” for two years free of cost. Four “Teach for India” fellows have been teaching the students of Std. II in Rabindranath Tagore English Medium School since June 2011.