Dell: Have Empowered 2 Mln Indians In Digital Skills
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Dell Technologies on December 6 announced that it has met its target of positively impacting two million beneficiaries in India through the Mobile Solar Community Hubs launched last year and is set to expand the program further.
These mobile hubs are technology-enabled and equipped with requisite devices, including laptops, television screens for broadcasting messages, solar panels to power devices, 4G internet hotspot facility, and self-paced learning content, to help the community access online services.
“Partnering with the government over the years in various activities has helped drive transformational change and address the digital divide,” Alok Ohrie, president and managing director, Dell Technologies India, said in a statement.
In partnership with the Common Service Centers Scheme, Dell and Learning Links Foundation have successfully deployed solar-powered hubs in six aspirational districts as identified by the government. Key beneficiaries include students, youth, and women who were supported with training in digital and financial literacy, technical skills, entrepreneurship, career guidance and revenue-generating services.
Dell is now extending the reach of the Mobile Solar Community Hubs to five additional districts — Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand), Ramgarh (Jharkhand), Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Pathankot (Punjab), and Gurugram (Haryana).
Additionally, the program aims to upskill and digitally empower 200 ex-servicemen/retiring junior-ranked personnel of the Indian Armed Forces.
The hubs will also assist wards of military personnel or 4,000 students at Defense schools, by introducing them to digital skills such as coding and block-programming, the company said.