Bangalore, India, December 10, 2014: Mphasis F1 Foundation, the CSR Trust of Mphasis, has announced its partnership with Local Community Exchange Empowerment Trust (Lokalex), a non-profit organization to launch a pilot program for rural education through IT. This is in keeping with the National Digital Literacy Mission.
The program looks to include equal opportunity in education for disadvantaged children, and promoting education via technology led large scale learning platforms (Digital Education). The Mphasis F1 Foundation and Lokalex will partner to set up education centers for promoting education and all-round development of tribal children. The IT and CSR panel of CII have been instrumental in bringing this partnership together.
The educational centers run by Mphasis F1 Foundation and Lokalex will provide digital infrastructure in chosen rural areas. The centers will be internet enabled and will train local resources to run the center in the long term. The center will provide education and remote mentoring by experts as well as employee volunteers from Mphasis. Titled ‘Chetan’, the first education center will be set up in Mysore followed by more in the days to come.
“The government’s Digital India vision is a crucial step in driving India into its next phase of growth. We believe that, innovation and skill development is necessary to realize this vision. In keeping with our brand promise of Unleash the Next, we will effectively leverage technology to leapfrog into a more digitally connected world. We strongly believe that this partnership with Lokalex will enable us reach out to more remotely located groups and widen the impact we intend to create.” said Elango R, Chief Human Resources Officer & Head Emerging Geographies SBU, Mphasis Ltd.
“Lokalex works for activities that empower disadvantaged sections of people to sustain themselves through education and entrepreneurial initiatives. We provide technology, management and financial inputs to help communities to bootstrap their local economy. In Education, we provide innovative learning environments that includes internet based interactions with mentors from all over India and the world, computer based animated and interactive material for children and adults, so that simple concepts of various subjects, personal topics and everyday life is told in a creative way for them to remember and retain. With the innovative, forward thinking and the inclusive policies of Mphasis F1 Foundation, we look to reach out to more deserving people.” said Rajaram, Managing Trustee, Lokalex.