CGI, in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation, announced the launch of its first Digital Literacy Centre located in the KR Puram area of Bangalore as part of its commitment to advancing the community’s technical literacy.
The centre aims to benefit approximately 1,000 people in the underserved community, providing training on how to use computers, mobile phones and other digital devices. The training will focus on how to send email, connect on social media, buy from e-commerce websites, pay bills online, transact through digital payment modes, use online maps, and check the weather forecast. They will also learn how to use the Internet to access various government services such as Aadhar cards, ration cards, and PAN cards, as well as how to protect themselves against identity theft and other forms of cyber attacks while browsing the internet.
“CGI has a strong commitment to improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which we live and work,” said George Mattackal, President of CGI’s Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centres of Excellence. “The digital literacy centre is part of fulfilling our strategic goal of being a caring and responsible corporate citizen. We plan to launch more Digital Literacy Centres across India in support of education and literacy initiatives and the National Digital Literacy Mission.”
The National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) works to help beneficiaries from across India reap the full benefits of a Digital India. NDLM is a dynamic and integrated platform for digital literacy awareness, education and capacity building programmes that enables rural and underserved communities to participate fully in the global digital economy.
NASSCOM Foundation has trained more than 31,000 people in Bangalore since 2014, and aims to train 15,000 more people by the end of this year.
Shrikant Sinha, CEO of the NASSCOM Foundation said, “We all, as citizens of India, have a responsibility towards the future of the country. CGI has a clear vision for helping to fulfil this responsibility. This is our first digital literacy centre in suburban Bangalore with CGI as a partner. We hope it will further help the state government achieve its goal of a Digital Karnataka, thus contributing to the overarching Digital India initiative.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firm in the world. With 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$10.8 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.
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 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 / PMGDiSHA)
Know more at www.nasscomfoundation.org
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