CGI and Nasscom Foundation launched Digital Literacy Center in Bangalore, India

Keyboard By Electricnude. Picture from Flickr.com

Keyboard By Electricnude. Picture from Flickr.com

CGI and Nasscom Foundation announced the launch of its first Digital Literacy Center in Bangalore, India. The center, located in KR Puram area, will benefit around 1,000 people from underserved regions by providing them with training and access to resources such as computers, tablets or mobile phones.

Beneficiaries of this program will participate in workshops related to basic technology skills including how to send an email, connecting to social media, buying from e-commerce websites, paying bills online, performing digital payments, using online geolocation and checking the weather forecast online. They will also receive training to navigate safely online.

According to CGI’s Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence President George Mattackal, “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.”

Source: Deccan Herald, Siasat