Code Unnati to provide advanced coding skills to underserved populations in India

Software company SAP in India launched “code unnati” program to promote digital literacy and software skills in the country. This action forms part of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDSA) initiative to generate work opportunities through digital literacy.

During the pilot phase next year, the program will provide support to underserved communities in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujrat and Rajasthan states, as well as certain remote regions from Mumbail Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Vizag and Hyderabad.

The strategy utilized by the group to share digital skills is to provide technology infrastructure and a curriculum to support teachers from these regions to get people involved. Furthermore, ITC, Larsen and Toubro Public Charitable trust organizations will oversee, evaluate and provide governance support for the initiative.

The program will focus on advanced software skills for employment creation and will be expected to provide resources for 3.5 million citizens. Approximately one hundred “code unnati” community services centers will be established to provide these services to citizens.

Source: News 18