4 Lakh Marginalized Individuals Get Digitally Empowered Through Collaboration Between DXC And Nasscom Foundation

4 Lakh Marginalized Individuals Get Digitally Empowered Through Collaboration Between DXC And Nasscom Foundation
22 March 2024

  • Over 28,000 skilled in India; Over 1,000 job opportunities generated for marginalized youth
  • 380,000 beneficiaries received digital literacy training

Aligned with the Government's visionary initiative of Digital India, nasscom foundation and DXC Technology collaborated to champion a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Centered around two pivotal initiatives, enhancing digital literacy in aspirational districts and closing the skill gap targeting India's youth in tier 2 and 3 cities, Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, Nasscom Foundation, and Nachiket Sukhtankar, Managing Director - India, DXC Technology, unveiled the significant impact made in the past year, towards achieving a digitally inclusive society and fostering a skilled workforce in India.

Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, Nasscom Foundation, said, “India is making rapid strides as a digitally driven and empowered country, aiming to evolve into a trillion-dollar-plus digital economy. While the country has its building blocks in place to be at the forefront of the next digital revolution, addressing the digital gap is crucial for ensuring long-term inclusive growth. In alignment with this vision, our ongoing collaboration with DXC Technology has successfully empowered over 4,00,000 marginalized individuals with technology in 2023 thereby, accelerating digital adoption, narrowing the digital divide, and enhancing accessibility."

Nachiket Sukhtankar, Managing Director - India at DXC Technology, added, "DXC Technology's mission of social responsibility focuses on empowering our society's future by providing the youth, particularly young women, with essential education and skills in today's digital era. By focusing on youth in tier II and III cities, we aim to unlock parity in growth and opportunities for marginalized youths and integrate them into the workforce. We are proud that through our collaboration with nasscom foundation, we have successfully trained over 28,000 youths across India. We are really happy that this effort has also led to creating employment opportunities for more than 1,000 young individuals offering them a significant step forward to be part of India’s growing digital economy."

Initiated two years ago, the program has effectively bridged the skill gap by providing training to over 28,000 marginalized youth across India. Moreover, it has facilitated employment opportunities for over 1000 job aspirants, significantly improving the livelihoods of marginalized youth. The carefully designed training focuses on both deep-tech courses including Full Stack, Python, Cyber Security, Machine learning, Data Analytics, IoT, Digital Forensics as well as vital contemporary skills aimed at increasing boosting employability, responding to the needs of the rapidly growing sector, and increasing workplace efficiency. The training also offers introductory courses for students aspiring to understand and explore their careers in emerging technologies.

On the other hand, the program has also trained to more than 3.8 lakh beneficiaries in digital literacy. Notably, more than half of these beneficiaries are women. The training has covered areas such as providing entrepreneurial and financial skills, enhancing communication and interpersonal abilities. Furthermore, these initiatives have increased awareness within communities about various government programs and services in areas related to healthcare, agriculture, financial assistance for students amongst others.

Nasscom Foundation and DXC Technology have joined forces to address the social and economic challenges faced by marginalized youth and communities at large. This collaboration extends beyond skills training to encompass various other programs, with a primary focus on digital literacy, skill development, promoting women entrepreneurship, and fostering social innovation initiatives. Through these concerted efforts, the aim is to empower marginalized youth with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in the digital age and contribute meaningfully to society.


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