Hyderabad: Digital transformation solutions provider UST has collaborated with Hysea and Nirmaan Organisation to set up a digital lab at a Women and Child Welfare Department service home in Ameerpet in Hyderabad. The initiative was in support of the Disruptive Digital Intervention (DDI) programme by Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association with Nirmaan Organization as the knowledge and implementation partner.
With a mission to bridge the digital divide among the students at the government schools and private schools, the new programme commits to make a difference in the lives of young girls that may have faced issues like gender-based inequalities, discrimination, oppression, violence, and inhuman values at a very tender age.
The lab is well equipped with desktop computers, furniture, power back-ups, computer accessories, high-speed broadband internet connection, a projector room including digital resources, and a salaried IT teacher. This lab will help around 300 service home students who are studying polytechnic to learn the basics of computers.
“We feel humbled to be associated with Hysea, Nirmaan Organization, and Women and Child Welfare Department to spread digital literacy and empower young girls,” said Harilal Neelakantan, UST Hyderabad Center Head.
Speaking at the inauguration, Bharani K Aroll, President, HYSEA, said, “The DDI initiative was launched in 2017 and has become successful because of support from our member companies like UST. Today the programme reaches more than 13,500 students from government schools. Our target is to reach more than 50,000 students through the programme.”