A pledge to light up 100,000 smiles – Project Lakshya marches on, determined to bridge the digital divide!
Project Lakshya was born out of the desire to help the underprivileged yet the talented section of our country.
Labs India, by end of this year aims to touch 100,000 lives all over India through the project. Till date more than 56,750 lives have been impacted through the 26 labs opened by us which included more than 500 laptops/desktops being donated to deserving NGOs all over the country. Computer labs were opened in the remotest of places and even in the heart of cities where the divide is rampant. This is the walk to digital emancipation – the way through which individuals can afford to become self sufficient. Through these labs completely owned by us and also in association with our partners, our goal is to bond with the society and help secure the future. The mission is strengthened with Shikhar Organization for Social Development joining Labs India to eradicate the digital inequality.
Nearly 40 lakh children in India are diagnosed with autism. Children with ASD usually exhibit impaired social interaction and communication and have repetitive behavior. Initiated by Mr. V. R Ferose, MD, SAP Labs India, Prayas is a team from CSR group of SAP Labs India, with 14 SLI employees who focus on three main areas- learning and cognition, communication and fun for children with autism. The first workshop was conducted by the team in March, 2011 and focused on pioneering the use of iPads to interact with autistic children and involved ten children and their parents. The second workshop, conducted in April, was aimed at creating awareness about how learning with the help of technology can lessen the difficulties of autistic children. Here the children were encouraged to use apps to further their learning. Prayas has further inaugurated a computer lab, in collaboration with Autism Society of India. The team has also participated, and was appreciated for their work, at the Global Autism Convention, held on May 19-21 at NIMHANS Convention center, Bangalore. Prayas is relentlessly striving to achieve this dream and help the world 'run better' by extending their special support to children with special needs.
SHIKHAR (New Delhi)
In an age where computer literacy is a survival basic, we at SAP Labs have taken up the cudgels to set up computer labs to promote the same. Computer Training Centers have been set up at New Delhi, all over Maharashtra and in Bangalore. Many dignitaries and icons including Virender Sehwag have graced fund raisers specially organized for improving the lives of young girls