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Microsoft and Rotary sign MoU to bring technology skills to 150 schools in Delhi NCR

Rotary International District 3010 has undertaken the programme to sponsor over 150 Schools in this joint initiative with Microsoft.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
July 2, 2014 10:13:55 pm

Microsoft India and Rotary International District 3010 on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide the Microsoft IT Academy Program in 150 Delhi NCR schools covering over 150,000 students and 7,500 educators.

The program’s resources include online learning content, official Microsoft course materials, curricular, learning management system and instructor tools. Further, each school gets access to student and faculty certifications to train educators to use world-class curriculum in their classrooms.

“Providing Indian youth with 21st century skills and knowledge is critical in helping them succeed in an increasingly connected world. Our MoU with Rotary International District 3010 is a step in providing these skills to 150,000 school students in Delhi through the Microsoft IT Academy Program,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Microsoft India.

“By collaborating with Microsoft, we are able to provide a roadmap to technology proficiency and industry-recognized Microsoft certification credentials that are  not only well aligned to Rotary’s goal of 100% literacy  by 2017 but go a step further to provide  Digital Literacy skills. We hope to spread this initiative to the rest of the country, as well as globally, over a period of time,” said Rtn Sanjay Khanna, District Governor, Rotary International District 3010.

Rotary International District 3010 has undertaken the programme to sponsor over 150 Schools in this joint initiative with Microsoft. This is Rotary International District 3010’s contribution to the students in Delhi NCR and help them attain skills to succeed in the 21st Century global economy.

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