With the common goal of increasing Digital Literacy in the country, NASSCOM Foundation along with Google, Intel organized a week long volunteering initiative called Digital Literacy Week observed from 9th – 13th December, 2013. The event was organized at 9 locations in pan India spanning from New Delhi – NCR region, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata & Lucknow. The main objective of the event to mobilize employees of various IT companies to volunteer & teach / train people in basic digital literacy from under developed communities across these locations.
421 volunteers participated from companies like Acer, Google, IBM, Intel, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, NIIT, RBS, Wipro, Randstad and TE.These volunteers took time out of their busyschedules make out time to deliver a 3 hour session to urban people who are not digitallyliterate. NASSCOM Foundation organized about 50 training venues where participants from respective local communities were trained on basic Digital Literacy.
Employee volunteers supported lead faculty, to drive hands on sessions on Digital literacy (lab assistance). The head of community based organization & other identified person certified participation of beneficiaries by issuing certificates. The beneficiaries were the people from the respective communities from all works of life ranging from school going children, street children, parents of students learning computers, farmers, women, youth employed or unemployed or old age people from the community who may or may not have been using computers etc.