SAP opens two computer labs in Mumbai

By : |March 3, 2011 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: SAP, a provider in IT services, recently opened two computer labs in Mumbai for the benefit of underprivileged children and local youth, as part of its social responsibility program.

Through the initiative ‘Project Lakshya’, SAP pledges to impart basic computer literacy to 100,000 underprivileged youth across India by the end of 2011. Both labs in Mumbai have been implemented along with NGO partner Shikhar, said a press release.

Peter Gartenberg, managing director, SAP India inaugurated the computer lab in Navi Mumbai. The other lab is in Jogeshwari. Both labs are well equipped with 10 computers pre-loaded with simple, user-friendly software, and will act as a hub to provide basic computer literacy. Together, these labs will target to train over 2000 underprivileged children from the vicinity.

Project Lakshya was initiated with a simple aim to provide basic computer literacy to underprivileged children in India. Under this project, SAP India will provide the necessary infrastructure, technology expertise as well as manage operational costs, the release added.

The NGO partners will help SAP identify and reach out to the deserving youth. Through this initiative, SAP has already trained more than 35,000 youths through 14 computer labs that have gone live across Karnataka, NCR Region and Maharashtra.

“At SAP, we understand that education has the power to impact lives and transform societies in a single generation,” said Peter Gartenberg.

He added that computer literacy is becoming a prerequisite for advancement in the 21st century. With initiatives like Project Lakshya, they aim to impart computer literacy to one lakh underprivileged youth across India in 2011.

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