The organization’s mobile broadband solutions presently provide internet connectivity and access to a digital education program at 34 centers keep running by its partner Smile Foundation.
The centers make it possible for underprivileged youth to develop aptitudes, for example, English proficiency and computer literacy through the Smile Twin E-learning Program, with the objective of helping them discover employments in the retail and service sectors.
Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation, says: “Abilities and knowledge are the main thrusts of economic development and social development for any nation, and India is progressively moving towards a digital society. Because of Ericsson, more than 70 percent of the educational material is currently digital and the Connect to Learn initiative has made these preparation modules interactive and engaging, which promote student interest and investment.”
Ericsson assisted with the development of the new web-based preparing modules and donated computers to the centers. Furthermore, the teachers were trained how to use the apparatuses and how to integrate them with conventional teaching methods. The students have been excited to learn more about the subjects and get moment feedback on their progress. As a result, the student attendance and retention have improved.
Helena Norrman, Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations, Ericsson, says: “The Connect to Learn initiative is an example of how open private partnerships can facilitate financial development. Our partnership with Smile Foundation helps youngsters develop new aptitudes to help themselves and their families.”