Cybage partners with NASSCOM Foundation to launch Digital Literacy Centre in Pune

January 7, 2016  

Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. and NASSCOM Foundation today jointly announced the launch of the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Centre dedicated to training persons in Digital Literacy. Cybage will facilitate the training infrastructure and trainers at the centre that has opened in the Khulewadi slum near Chandan Nagar.

This centre is expected to train 500 people in a year on all digital devices, specifically, computers and mobile phones. Once trained, the beneficiaries will be able to send emails, network on social media, buy from e-commerce websites and will even know how to use the Internet to avail various government services such as registering for Aadhar cards, ration cards and PAN cards.

On this occasion, Ritu Nathani, Director, Cybage, and Managing Trustee, CybageKhushboo, the CSR arm of Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd said, “Digital Literacy is one of the important pillars of the Honourable Prime Minister’s ‘Digital India’ campaign. It gives us immense pleasure to partner with the Digital Literacy Volunteering Campaign initiated by the NASSCOM Foundation. CybageKhushboo is relentlessly engaged in shaping the lives of economically deprived individuals by fulfilling their educational aspirations. And through this contribution, we will continue to strengthen the transformation of our country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy. We encourage everyone to come forward and volunteer to create a truly Digital India.” 

Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “Digital Literacy is the single largest tool for the empowerment of the underserved and rural communities. Working in partnership with Cybage, NASSCOM Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its 16th Centre in Pune. Being digitally literate would help its citizens access services as Pune starts its journey towards becoming a smart city in its true sense.”
The NDLM is a far-sighted, dynamic and integrated platform of digital literacy awareness, education and capacity programmes that will help the rural and underserved communities to fully participate in the global digital economy. 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 four years.

About NASSCOM Foundation:  
NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good.  The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises and Government, ‘changing India bit by bit’ - a journey to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for Persons with Disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA). 

About CybageKhushboo:
CybageKhushboo—a self–sustained NGO and a philanthropic arm of Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd.—is relentlessly engaged in scalable educational projects to shape promising careers. As a part of its main initiative, CybageKhushboo grants scholarships to students who want to pursue professional courses in Engineering (graduation and diploma), medicine, and medicine-related courses such as Pharmacy, Dentistry, Homeopathy, and Physiotherapy.

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