For Immediate Release

Delhi, India, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Network/ —NIIT Foundation in partnership with Microsoft India inaugurated a Computer Lab for visually impaired Children in ‘Institution for the Blind’, Lajpat Nagar on December 14, 2017. Dr. M. P. Yadav – Delhi Directorate Education, Dist. North West A, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest with some other officials from Directorate.

Close to 120 people attended the event, prominent among them were Mrs. Charu Kapoor – COO, NIIT Foundation, Ms. Manju Dhasmana – Philanthropies and CSR Lead of Microsoft India and Mr. Sunil Khurana – President, ‘Institution for the Blind’. Other senior officials from NIIT Foundation and the school also gathered for the inaugural ceremony. The event began with lighting of lamp following which the Chief Guest declared the Computer Lab open, students presented songs and ghazals to mark the occasion.

Mrs. Charu Kapoor, COO, NIIT Foundation shared, “In the past too, NIIT Foundation has been involved in imparting skills training to youth with special needs and placed them successfully, however, providing skill development courses at school level is a path-breaking concept introduced by NIIT Foundation. We soon realized that just setting up a digital classroom in such schools would not suffice, so we placed a facilitator well equipped to adopt a unique pedagogy aligned with 21st Century Learning Skills who would handhold students with special needs with special care”.

 Organization Background – NIIT Foundation (NF) is a not-for-profit education society set up by the promoters of NIIT in 2004. Its mission is to positively impact the underprivileged of the country through its educational processes and also by providing them employability skills that betters their job prospects. Towards that, NF runs various grass roots initiatives by setting up skill development centers in urban and rural areas, installing hole-in-the-wall learning stations to bridge the digital divide, industry tie-ups for job placement of the underprivileged youth and supporting other NGOs through capacity building. NF brings professional skill set to the CSR domain and partners with corporates to implement their CSR projects.

Chief Guest, Dr. Yada Lighting the Lamp

Chief Guest, Dr. Yadav sharing his thaughts

Students presenting song

COO – NIIT Foundation, Mrs. Charu Kapoor sharing her thaughts

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