NASSCOM Foundation and SAP join hands to open 25 NDLM centres

|November 17, 2015 0
To open 25 NDLM centres across India

BANGALORE, INDIA: SAP India and NASSCOM Foundation  will open 25 new National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centres in 12 cities across India.

This initiative aims to strengthen the Government’s vision to educate and empower the citizens with IT related skills through its flagship ‘Digital India’ programme.

The states of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu will benefit from this collaboration.

                                 

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At the NDLM centres, SAP, through NASSCOM Foundation will equip young men and women from underprivileged communities with computer skills, teach them to send emails, use social media and leverage the internet to avail online government services, like registering for Aadhaar cards, ration cards, PAN cards, among others.

Identified meritorious beneficiaries will be provided further employable skills and advanced training in topics such as coding, HTML5, SAP Lumira and Internet of Things.

In addition, SAP India plans to bring its existing 15 computer training centres under the NDLM umbrella in the next couple of months.

“This collaboration will help us equip women and youth from the marginalized sections of the society with IT skills for a better livelihood,” said  Dilipkumar Khandelwal, Managing Director, SAP Labs India and Executive Vice President and Global Head of Suite Engineering, SAP SE.

NASSCOM Foundation is the industry partner to the Government of India to accomplish the first phase goal for NDLM or ‘DISHA’ by making 52.5 lakh individuals in India digitally literate in the next three to four years.

Including the 25 centres from the partnership with SAP, NASSCOM Foundation has launched over 75 NDLM centres across India and hopes to reach the 125 centre mark by March 2016.

NASSCOM Foundation is also launching a nation-wide digital literacy volunteering campaign wherein each volunteer will train at least two individuals on digital literacy skills through the newly created NDLM-MyKartavya mobile app.

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