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3M’s Commitment to Education

3M partners with schools, universities and other community organisations around the globe to ensure students and teachers have the tools, resources and knowledge they need to succeed. It is through these interactions that we support the next generation of great leaders, thinkers, and creators.


  • Increase student achievement in STEM and business curriculum
  • Support post-secondary programs that attract, retain and develop graduate students
  • Promote equity by driving access to quality education for all communities

Featured K-12 Programs

  • 3M education program - Born Learning Initiative
    Born Learning Initiative

    In India, many children below the age of 6 years are malnourished, without exposure to early learning, which impairs their ability to succeed at school. Government Anganwadis are poorly equipped and lack competent teaching staff to deliver effective early childhood programs.

    3M India’s partnership with United Way of Bengaluru is strengthening Government Anganwadi centres across eight cities in India, transforming these spaces into fun learning environments for children to thrive. Capacity building of Anganwadi staff and engagement with mothers and the local community have helped bring about a holistic development of the children, getting them ready for formal education.

  • Nanhi kali
    Project Nanhi Kali

    Against the backdrop of low female literacy rates and participation of women in the workforce, the need for greater investment in girl child education is even more crucial for our society to progress. 

    3M India’s partnership with Project Nanhi Kali supports the education of over 2800 girls in primary and secondary schools in rural areas of Pune. The after school program strengthens learning of fundamentals such as Maths, English, and the local language. The program works extensively with the families and communities to ensure that the girls do not drop out of school and uses technology in the form of digital tablets to enhance learning. 

Featured Educator and Professional Development Programs

  • 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards Program
    3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards Program

    India’s young people in the age bracket of 18-29 years constitute 22 percent of the country’s population. India’s aspirations for growth lie in harnessing this demographic dividend and proactively focusing on developing its potential.

    Since 2014, 3M India and CII have been partnering to support young innovators in the age group of 18-30 years who are at an early stage of launching sustainable solutions to address socioeconomic problems, with grants and recognition.