Literacy in India and the digital empowerment of the disadvantaged

Nonprofits do a remarkable job of providing quality education to disadvantaged groups in society and helping them break out of the cycle of poverty. Literacy India is one of those revolutionary non-profit organizations that strive to impart education and skills to women, youth and children in rural and semi-rural areas. Launched in 1996, the non-profit organization does everything it can to offer selfless services that bring smiles to the underprivileged sections of society. Recently, the organization came forward and worked with Dell Technologies to empower the vulnerable part of society.

Literacy India works meticulously in 15 states and has served over 7,500,000 people through its various projects over the past 25 years.

The organization follows the mantra of four very powerful but fundamental human rights which include Education, employment, empowerment and the environment. With a focused mindset and a results-oriented approach, Literacy India, a remarkable non-profit organization, introduces students to professional skills and alternative education models that value their needs and rights.

Partnership between Literacy India and Dell Technologies

Literacy India, with help from Dell Technologies, is providing educational support for the underprivileged that includes a 600-hour program that takes place offline and online during the pandemic. The courses included a variety of subjects including English, values ​​education, EVS and math, as these are some of the disciplines that every student should learn.

With the support of Dell Technologies and in sync with Industry 4.0, Literacy India pioneered future skills training for students, covering courses in Python coding, digital marketing, web design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and skill development. computer science. In addition, the NPO takes care of the necessities by offering technical courses to its students and the program has gained enormous popularity among the masses.

Remain resilient and adapt to circumstances in the event of a pandemic

The Literacy India organization promotes the mission of imparting digital skills to vulnerable young people who stand the test of time by delivering all of its courses on time, digitally, as mandated by the government. The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest motivator to highlight the importance of this multi-faceted training, as all businesses and customers have been forced to go online. With the foresight of developing courses and delivery mechanisms to equip young people with digital courses, Literacy India is moving forward and helping the underprivileged part of society. So, with its noble approach and productive mindset, the non-profit organization aims to produce services that enhance the skills of disadvantaged people.

Interview response

Dell Technologies Senior Director Mr. Vikhyat Singh in an interview with 104.8 FM radio shared his experience in partnering with Literacy India and said “We had an impact on the lives of two lakhs in 15 states”

He added that “along the way, it has revolutionized and accelerated the delivery of quality education”. And about their goal he said “We certainly wanted to equip young people with the skills of the 21st century”.

They even managed to provide the necessary services to their beneficiaries at the time of COVID-19. Vikhyat Singh was so happy to remember their hard work during the pandemic.
“Together with Literacy India, we have organized food, groceries, medicine and other necessary items for beneficiaries who have lost their livelihoods”, he said.

Be agents of real change

Anu, beneficiary of Literacy India and Dell Technologies, recounted that she was a student at the University of Delhi. During the lockdowns, she used her time productively by joining an In Literacy India digital marketing course. Thanks to the project team, she understood the importance of such a skill and its role in shaping her future. Anu has successfully completed the course and is now working part time with a digital marketing agency as a content writer. Anu happily added that after graduation she will apply for a full-time job in digital marketing.

Hopefully, Captain Indraani Singh, the Managing Director of Literacy India, shared that at Literacy India the greatest comfort is that every person under our programmatic embrace, who is in need of education and empowerment will receive the greatest support to reach their best potential and later become a responsible citizen.

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