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Nasscom Foundation and DXC Technology collaborate to bring 4,00,000 Marginalized individuals under the roof of India’s Growing Digital Future 

March 26, 2024 – Nasscom Foundation and DXC Technology collaborated, adhering to the Government’s visionary initiative of Digital India, to champion a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Anchored in two central initiatives, enhancing digital literacy in aspirational districts and closing the skill gap targeting India’s youth in tier 2 and 3 cities, Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, Nasscom Foundation, and Nachiket Sukhtankar, Managing Director – India, DXC Technology, revealed the significant strides made in the past year, towards fostering a skilled workforce in India moving towards a digitally inclusive society. 

Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, of Nasscom Foundation, said, “India is making rapid strides as a digitally driven and empowered country, aiming to evolve into a trillion-dollar-plus digital economy. While the country has its building blocks in place to be at the forefront of the next digital revolution, addressing the digital gap is crucial for ensuring long-term inclusive growth. In alignment with this vision, our ongoing collaboration with DXC Technology has successfully empowered over 4,00,000 marginalized individuals with technology in 2023 thereby, accelerating digital adoption, narrowing the digital divide, and enhancing accessibility.”

Nachiket Sukhtankar, Managing Director – India at DXC Technology, added, “DXC Technology’s mission of social responsibility focuses on empowering our society’s future by providing the youth, particularly young women, with essential education and skills in today’s digital era. By focusing on youth in tier II and III cities, we aim to unlock parity in growth and opportunities for marginalized youths and integrate them into the workforce. We are proud that through our collaboration with Nasscom Foundation, we have successfully trained over 28,000 youths across India. We are really happy that this effort has also led to creating employment opportunities for more than 1,000 young individuals offering them a significant step forward to be part of India’s growing digital economy.”

The program, which commenced two years ago, has effectively bridged the skill gap by providing training to over 28,000 marginalized youth across India. Moreover, it has facilitated employment opportunities for over 1000 job aspirants, significantly improving their livelihoods. The methodically designed training focuses on both deep-tech courses including Full Stack, Python, Cyber Security, Machine learning, Data Analytics, IoT, and Digital Forensics as well as vital contemporary skills aimed at boosting employability, to keep up with the rapidly growing sector, and increasing workplace efficiency. The training also offers introductory courses for aspiring students to understand and explore their careers in emerging technologies.

Additionally, the program has trained more than 3.8 lakh beneficiaries in digital literacy, predominantly women, encompassing entrepreneurial, financial, communication, and interpersonal skills. Nasscom Foundation and DXC Technology have joined forces to address the social and economic challenges faced by marginalized youth and communities at large. This collaboration not only extends to skills training but also aims to integrate digital literacy, and skill development, encourage women’s entrepreneurship, and foster social innovation initiatives to uplift marginalized youth.

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