Nasscom Foundation to expand digital skilling programs across India

The goal is to impact 100 million lives by 2026

August 25, 2022

With a primary focus on largely enabling women-led entrepreneurship, the foundation plans to cause a positive impact on 2.5 million lives across 15 States in the country

The organisation is rapidly spreading its initiatives to tier-2 and tier-3 cities alongside rural parts of India

The major focus is to make women entrepreneurs by promoting digital literacy

The skilling programs are designed with the goal of having at least 50% female beneficiaries and are further being expanded to add the LGBTQ communities as well

The Nasscom Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of information technology body Nasscom, plans to launch a gamut of programs on digital learning, skilling, and employability and impact 100 million people by 2026, according to media reports.

With a primary focus on largely enabling women-led entrepreneurship, the foundation plans to cause a positive impact on 2.5 million people across 15 states in the country by the end of 2022. As part of Nasscom’s “Tech for Good” goals, the organisation is rapidly spreading its initiatives to tier-2 and tier-3 cities alongside rural parts of India, even though it is now concentrated in urban areas.

Last year, one of its flagship women’s entrepreneurship programs was launched in Madhya Pradesh with tribal artisans and currently reaches about 20,000 women across rural India. The major focus was to make women entrepreneurs, falling under various categories like micro-entrepreneurs, nano entrepreneurs, rural entrepreneurs, and also self-help groups, become digitally literate. By learning how to access the internet, e-commerce, and social media, they will bed empowered to find new avenues to scale their businesses. 

As per the media reports, the skilling programs are designed with the goal of having at least 50% female beneficiaries and are further being expanded to add the LGBTQ communities as well.