Ramboll in partnership with Namma Ooru Foundation, identified four underprivileged schools in the state of Tamil Nadu in need of computer labs and computer skills training.
The donation will help more than 1,300 students from remote areas develop their skills and acquire an information technology-related education.
“We feel privileged to bring each of these schools a facility that will give students access to digital technology and we hope that our support will equip them with the skills to excel in a digital world," said Ramboll’s Managing Director Middle East and Asia, Richard Beard.
Balaji Swaminathan, Director for Ramboll’s Global Engineering Centre in Chennai added, “a really good initiative by Ramboll, to make the learning process a lot more simple and efficient plus giving rural students access to digitalisation to enhance their competence.”
The schools benefitting from the donation include:
- Chennai High School in Kotturpuram that caters for 274 children from low income homes
- Sarva Seva High School in Periyakalakadi that caters for 320 children form nearby villages and farms
- ASSEFA – Sarva Seva Higher Secondary School in Pooriyambakkam that caters for 588 children from nearby villages
- Sri. Ramakrishna School in Kalavaiputhur Village – Kalavai that caters for 205 students from nearby villages
Each computer lab comprises computers with the latest technology along with all the peripherals as well as the necessary furniture. Students have also received computer training where they have developed new skills and learned techniques that will enable them work towards successful careers in the future.