Global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group donated 300 laptops and Rs. 5 lakhs to Computer Shiksha, a non-profit organisation based out of Gurugram.
Vikash Jain, Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group said, “There is a perfect synergy between Computer Shiksha’s mission and our commitment of total societal impact.” Since 2012, Computer Shiksha has been striving to bring computer literacy to the underprivileged sections of the society.
Seema Bansal, Director, Boston Consulting Group said, “We are glad to know that this little contribution will prepare our students to become relevant in the time when artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our world.” It is anticipated that these 300 computers will benefit about 4,000 students across 21 schools in India.
Rakesh Suri (Founder President of Computer Shiksha) said, “We are glad to partner with BCG in promoting the computer education in India; and are sure that our combined efforts will help deliver tangible results at the grass-root level. We will ensure that through this initiative, we empower children of the under-served community to join the mainstream.”
These laptops will be used to provide free computer education covering MS Paint, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Email over a 1 year, 2 years and 3 years’ duration courses. The funds will be used to re-furbish the donated laptops, add HDD as well as licensed copy of MS Windows Citizenship license available especially for NGOs, transport them to various schools and install in the school labs.