Shimla: Aiming to equip school children with elementary knowledge about information technology and computer systems, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today ‘E-HOPE for Computer Education program at Hamirpur.
Speaking on the occasion the chief minister said that by promoting equal access to connectivity, the program hopes to bridge the digital divide significantly.
“Education today is incomplete without an early introduction to computers,” he said.
With the program launched by Huawei India, an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider in collaboration with Centre for Market Research & Social Development (CSMD), Caibin Lu, an Huawei India executive said, “our company intends to reach out to as many cities and villages as possible, equipping them with technologies they presently lack.”
Huawei under E-HOPE has targeted to providing 2 computers, an internet connection and 1 UPS in 40 schools of the state through its implementing partner, CMSD.
Imparting computer literacy to high school students in Indian villages, ‘E-HOPE for Computer Education’ intends to reach about 100,000 children annually.
In the next three years, Huawei India plans to replicate its initiative across India, building a knowledge network of 1,000 rural schools.