In today’s world, access to information technology is
critical in learning and for economic development.
Many government and aided/unaided schools are deprived of using
computer technology in teaching and learning due to lack of computer
infrastructure in schools. On the other hand there are thousands of
used computers in perfectly good working conditions being discarded
by the technology intensive industry year on year. Sankya Vidya
Foundation (SVF) attempts to bridge this gap of demand and the
SVF is a non-profitable Trust founded and run by senior Rotarians
of District 3190 to enhance learning through technology in education
and bridge the digital divide in government and rural schools.
Till date, over 10,000 desk top computers have been placed in over
3000 schools, vocational Training Centres & charitable
Institutions in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. These schools have been
equipped with computer hardware, licensed software and appropriate
content to facilitate computer education in schools.
The process of requesting for a desk top system is simple. Any
government or aided/unaided school can request for computers through
local Rotary Club by applying on the Sankya Vidya web site. The local
Rotary will work with the school to identify the need and qualify the
criteria. The process ensures that needy schools have an avenue
available to equip their learning environments with technology.
The Sankya Vidya program is a fully self-sustainable solution.
The overhead costs are low with voluntary services from Rotary. The
desktops as well as the software, content and other applications are
provided by the industry at a very low or at zero cost. Any cost
towards this and the maintenance are generally sponsored by the local
Rotary. Besides this, the SVF receives grants by qualifying in to the
CSR programs of the donor companies.
As part of the program, Sankya Vidya advises its beneficiaries on
responsible e-waste management of the donated hardware so that
beneficiaries are aware of how they can responsibly dispose of
hardware when the time comes. Sankya Vidya is also committed to
Government’s e-waste program and has undertaken to send all the
donated computers to e-waste at the end of their life or 3 years
whichever is earlier.
For partnership programs, donations and other related information
contact (email - firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Computer requests and related queries contact (Ph +91 9372433227) .