Nasscom partners Google, Intel and Microsoft for its Digital Literacy Week

Nasscom partners Google, Intel and Microsoft for its Digital Literacy Week

IT-ITeS industry body Nasscom has joined hands with technology firms, including Google, Microsoft and Intel, to organise the second Digital Literacy Week (DLW) starting next week.

The initiative, part of the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), complements the government's efforts in making at least one person per household, e-literate.

The week will provide an opportunity to employees from firms including Acer, Dell, HCL, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, NIIT, TE Connectivity, Wipro and others, to impart practical and relevant digital skills to those with little or no computer knowledge, Nasscom said in a statement.

The Digital Literacy Week, to be held from December 9-13, serves as an opportunity for employees of partner companies to volunteer for training the under-served, across Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad and Pondicherry, it added.

"While, rural areas struggle with connectivity, our urban centres continue to be replete with digital illiteracy alongside 21st century industries," Nasscom Foundation CEO Rita Soni said. "Nasscom is thrilled to organise DLW 2.0 where it expects more than 1,000 IT-BPM employees to volunteer their time and expertise. Already over 100 people have signed up for the initiative," she added.

NDLM formed under the aegis of NASSCOM and its foundation will bring leading IT companies together on a collaborative platform to unite each individual company's effort in the field of digital literacy.

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