Sunday, 19 October 2014

A New Computer Learning Center in Tikri

Hey guys,

As you all may or may not know, I am a resident of Central Park 2 in Sohna Road, Gurgaon. Over the past few years, Sohna Road has undergone a MAJOR transformation. What used to be an area for open, dusty, unoccupied land is now among the social hubs of Gurgaon. From malls to offices and even condominiums, Sohna Road has got it all. However, it is currently sitting in the middle of the development process, caught in that ugly middle position. Half the population resides in high rises and the other half in urban slums. Most of the domestic help - cooks, cleaners and drivers - and their families reside in the urban slum of Tikri.

For the past 3-4 months, 4 new devices- 3 computers and 1 printer- have remained for the most part, unused. They are as good as new, so I decided to use them for a better cause. I wish to set up a computer learning center in Tikri, whereby several underprivileged children can gain access to technology. As technology is becoming more and more important in today's world, this could really help them, in addition to being an enjoyable experience. I have spoken to the people in charge, and they are willing to provide us the space free of cost, in exchange for the education that we will provide to their children. In a few weeks, we hope to get this up and running. 

The teachers will mostly come from the relatively tech-savvy society of Central Park 2. I have drafted a notice to be put in the society in order to mobilize as many volunteers as possible.The course structure will essentially comprise of- MS Office, the Internet, Photoshop, and the fundamentals of computers.

As Kutumb currently runs a similar program in Ghevra, I have contacted them so that I can seek the necessary help. I would love for them to join in and help in the venture- maybe Tikri could serve an extension to it's Ghevra initiative? 

Will keep you guys posted with the developments...