Huawei India today announced its partnership with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India for digitalization of government schools in Telangana under its Daksha CSR program.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in presence of K.T. Rama Rao, minister for IT E&C, industries & commerce, mines & geology, public enterprises and NRI affairs, Government of Telangana.
In line with its CSR vision of promoting education and child welfare, Huawei India will equip select government schools with computers and internet facilities along with required learning material, software or tools to promote digital literacy in Telangana.
Speaking on the occasion, K.T. Rama Rao said, “We appreciate the initiative taken by Huawei to further promote digitalization in government schools in Telangana as this will go a long way in equipping our children to be ready for the future. Improving digital literacy is one of our priority focus area and we will provide all necessary help for successful implementation of this noble initiative and urge more corporates to come forward for such initiatives.”
Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei Telecommunications India said, “In today’s digital era, computational thinking and digital know-how are essential skills for a successful career in any sector. Huawei is committed to equip and empower young minds, to prepare a whole new generation of students for a brighter future in a digitized India.”
Highlighting the partnership with Huawei, Meenakshi Batra, CEO, CAF India said, “CAF India is happy to partner with Huawei on this important initiative that is meant to improve digital literacy among school children across India. In Telengana the ‘Daksha’ program aims to promote the use of ICT in education to enable quality learning thereby helping to achieve the goals of lifelong learning.”
Huawei India’s school digitalization initiative covers select government schools in the states of Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Haryana. In this regard, Huawei has been working with NGOs across the country at various levels. As a part of the Daksha program, Huawei India is already supporting 982 children in 10 SoS Children Village’s of India across India to access digital education with an aim to improve and prepare children for future digital era.