Samsung, Karnataka govt sign MoU to impart digital education to underprivileged girls

By : |November 30, 2016 0

Samsung India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government’s IT Department aimed at promoting computer and digital education amongst underprivileged girl students of Government Schools and rural areas in the state for three years.

As part of the Samsung’s CSR activity, the company will be donating 400 tablets that will be used in the Chetana Programme of the Department. Chetana is an ongoing initiative of the Department of IT and BT to empower girls with technology. Meritorious girls who have passed their SSLC from Government Schools in Karnataka are mentored for two years by the Department. Regular residential camps, hands-on workshops, domain specific winter schools are conducted to ensure the girls are able to achieve excellence in their areas of interest.

“It gives us immense pride to collaborate with the Government of Karnataka on project Chetana, which aims to empower the girl child with technology exposure and mentoring. The project has enabled 333 girls in the first phase of the program, encouraging innovation and excellence,” said Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung Research Institute, Bangalore.

“We are pleased with the success of Chetana, a program that is a testimonial to our commitment to the empowerment of students from the rural areas through technology. We are happy that private sector recognizes the need and efficiency of such initiatives and has come forward to support them” said Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT & Tourism, Govt. of Karnataka.

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