Computing has made a phenomenal rise in last five decades, mankind’s dependency on technology has increased manifold. But facts reveal that women are not engaging with computing at the same rate as men. Indian women are facing many societal and cultural factors which bars them to learn the stream. Computer, being elective subject in many schools is the primary reason of disconnect. It's the enduring problem of putting Education before technology. Birlasoft analyzed this concern and launched the Community Initiative of e-vidya, to support the computer literacy of Indian women. The aim of the program is the overall development of an individual, thus students are given basic computer knowledge through experts and are also trained on various soft skills for a successful foundation.
Phase 1 of E-Vidya, has already been completed successfully, by providing digital literacy to underprivileged girls. On successful completion of Phase 1, the meritorious students were supported with school kit for the entire academic session and top performers were rewarded cycles, so that the dearth of these necessities is not a roadblock in their success journey.
In this era of digitalization, computer literacy is a life skill and through e-vidya, we pledge to enable a better tomorrow for the next generation.