Visit the Udayan Computer Lab on a weekend, and you’ll find students hard at work building their digital capacity and skills – learning Desktop Publishing, Paint and Microsoft office. And they are loving it.
It’s all thanks to funding from SBI Life Insurance, and the hard work, guidance and support by the team at The Linde group, who helped devise a curriculum for students, recruit a tutor, purchase new computers and cover the costs of internet charges at Udayan.
Thanks to their support, last year, 71 students from Class VIII to XII, took their first ever Basic Course in Computers, between July to December. This year, 77 younger students, from Class V to VIII have started taking the same course.
A trained Computer Teacher has been taking their classes and is dynamic in engaging children in every class. Of course, computer skills in this day and age, are absolutely vital and applicable in every field of study and work. Having the basic knowledge of computers will definitely help our children enhance their employability – giving them an edge in finding good placements in careers of their choice.
The Linde PLC is a world leading supplier of industrial, process and speciality gases. Linde products and services can be found in nearly every industry, in more than 100 countries. The Linde Plc in Kolkata houses the Global Delivery Centre – Linde Global Support Centre who have been helping Udayan facilitate and plan the computer classes for children.
“We are delighted to support the students from Udayan in this journey toward Computer literacy, which is now essential in day to day to work and will also help them in long term growth in their career.” Said Shantanu Banik who is the Team Head & Manager, Service Operations at Linde Group. “Our team is a dedicated group of individuals who designed the course curriculum based on the West Bengal Board and helped Udayan to start the programme in their Barrackpore Campus.” He said.
The partnership was facilitated by our Patron and long-time supporter, Mrs Shamlu Dudeja who made the partnership connection back in 2017. The Linde Global Support Centre CSR team drives the initiative and we, along with our children, couldn’t be happier with the results!