In 2020, the penetration rate of smartphones in India reached 54 per cent and was estimated to reach 96 per cent in 2040.
However, only 8% of Indian homes with a young child are estimated to have a PC with internet.
Given this vast disparity, how are the young supposed to learn basic digital skills of working in an office and compete for the digital jobs of today and tomorrow?
To address this massive gap, Nishkam has decided to start a program in Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, India that focuses on bringing young children and introducing them to some basic digital skills.
Details about this basic course:
In batches of 10 and a maximum of 3 concurrent batches at this time, students are taught the following for 1 hour a day (Mon to Fri) for 4 months:
A. The use of MS Office (Word, Excel) and Google Docs
B. How to surf the web and use s search engine
C. How to create an email address and use email
D. How to create a resume and look for and apply for jobs online
The cost of each such student is Rs 2,000 (approx USD 28) for the entire 4 months.
Our goal is that with this introductory course, the children realize the scope of the jobs and careers that are on offer in the digital economy.
100% of your donations go towards the payment of the student fees that have been negotiated in bulk with a private computer institute in Sri Muktsar Sahib.
We have a capacity of 30 students at a time and our first batch for 2022 started on Jan 10, 2022. They are expected to graduate in early May 2022.
The next two batches in 2022 are slated for mid-May 2022 and mid-September 2022.
Thus in calendar 2022, we are looking for your support to assist and enrich the lives of 90 young students that would be learning how to use a PC for the first time.