In association with Nirmaan Organization, Cognizant Technology solutions donated 500 Tablets and 50 internet-enabled laptops to Telangana government schools as a part of the ‘Digital Inclusion initiative.
Volunteers give these devices to the schools at the function held at Zilla Parishad Boys High School, Malkajgiri in the presence of Sailaja Josyula, VP and head of Hyderabad operations, Cognizant, Mayur Patnala, CEO of Nirmaan Organization, I Vijaya Kumari, District Educational Officer, MedchalMalkajgiri district, and MVeeresham, Headmaster, Zilla Parishad Boys High School, Malkajgiri.
The Digital Inclusion Initiative is the cognizant technology solutions employee-led volunteering program, which will benefit over 500 students of class 9 and 10 and over 50 government school teachers. The company had contributed over Rs 1 crore towards procuring the devices.
The volunteers from Company’s Employees will conduct programs to train students and teachers for using the equipment and empower them with digital skills and techniques to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.
Sailaja Josyula, VP of Cognizant, said that the Covid-19 led pandemic has caused disruptions in education and worsened digital inequality; this donation is an effort to enable these schools to continue imparting education. As the organization believes in the power of education to allow for social progress and transformation, the company will continue to serve the cause of digital inclusion in education.
Mayur Pantala, CEO of Nirman, said, “Our organization has been working to ensure that children’s education does not stop during the pandemic.”
Nirman organization has developed the ‘Digital Schools Program’ to strengthen digital infrastructure in schools and create teacher training programs to equip teachers with the knowledge to provide digital technologies during the pandemic.