Microsoft India Citizenship Report 2015-16 was released on Friday where it highlighted the achievements of Microsoft's citizenship initiatives.
Initiatives that include Project Shiksha, Project Saksham, Project Jyoti and Youth Spark programme were among the initiatives whose statistics were displayed. Under its Project Shiksha programme launched in 2003, Microsoft has so far equipped more than 7.7 lakh government school teachers with IT skills across 12 states in India. This initiative is aimed at developing skills among youth from under-privileged communities to drive employability and entrepreneurship, Project Jyoti helped establish over 1700 enterprises run by youth in the country.
The report said, "Project Saksham has reached out to 81 state/central universities across 24 states training over 3,800 faculty members, since its launch in 2011. In 2015-16, over 30,000 young adults received training, 70 per cent of who got gainful employment or are self-employed and over 900 youth enterprises were established. Programmes like Biz Spark, Dream Spark and Imagine Cup have been immensely successful in driving entrepreneurship and innovation among the youth. Microsoft is also running digital literacy initiatives under the Youth Spark programme for marginalised communities, with a special focus on girls and young women.
Continuous efforts of the organization has objective towards skilling youth for employment. Microsoft also partnered with several institutions of higher education in the country in order to raise the standards of the education provided. These initiatives will definitely help the country will give apace to the development. Brainbuxa will keep you updated with such news and views and across the nation.