Vodafone India Foundation has collaborated with CGI and NASSCOM Foundation to launch ‘DigiSakshar.org’, in a bid to help citizens of India become self-reliant through digital literacy. The online digital skills portal has been developed to aid communities by using this knowledge to build and enhance their livelihood.
Developed under the ‘Connecting For Good Program’, DigiSakshar aims to empower the marginalized communities and help them become a part of digital economy. The self-learning portal also aims to drive them towards better job and entrepreneurship opportunities. The courses include basics of computer operations, handling mobile phones, using internet securely, etc.
DigiSakshar was recently launched at a virtual event. Talking about the development, P. Balaji, the chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs officer, Vodafone Idea Limited said, “Vodafone Idea is committed to developing communities where we operate in and our commitment is well encapsulated in our company’s mission statement. We have transformative initiatives in the domains of Agriculture, Education, Health, and Women Empowerment which are positively impacting millions of Indians every year.”
“Today, as part of our commitment to increase digital literacy and help communities learn digital skills, I am delighted to announce launch of Digisakshar – which I am sure will contribute to a resilient and skilled India,” he added.
On the other hand, CGI will be developing self-learning content in multiple languages after agreeing for the partnership. Offering better access and an enhanced user experience, the company will help strengthen DigiSakshar’s technology infrastructure.
Having program managed the creation of the portal, NASSCOM Foundation is also working towards a CSR based sustainability model for the same. Curated to cover basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge on digital skills, DigiSakshar provides over 40 courses in both Hindi and English, designed for all age groups.