PRESS RELEASE Ericsson launches connect to learn initiative in india Ericsson launches connect to learn initiative in india Ericsson recently announced the launch of its global education -initiative ‘Connect to Learn’ in India. Connect to Learn implements – information and communications technology (ICT) in schools in -re source poor settings, to ensure that children, no matter where they live, have access to learning resources and a quality education. In line with the vision of a -complete 21st Century education for everyone, the programme provides an opportunity for youth to access learning resources that were previously unavailable to them. As a part of the programme, Ericsson has associated with three leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in India – Plan International (India Chapter), Smile Foundation and Pratham Education Foundation. The company has launched projects for periods of one to three years, that make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged students and urban youth in different parts of the country. In terms of creating employment opportunities for underprivileged youth, Ericsson has partnered with Smile Foundation to offer job-oriented skills and placement assistance to underprivileged youth in Delhi/National Capital Region (NCR) and Mumbai. This programme will impart training in basic computers and retail sales management skills, along with proficiency in spoken and written English through 20 centres to be set in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. The curriculum also includes sessions on personal development, career counselling and placement support.