Umang Foundation, a Mulund based NGO, distributed 22 computers in six schools across Mumbai. The NGO did this under its programme Guruku – a teaching initiative.
The NGO has initiated a book donation drive last year.
Jinesh Kamdar, a member of Team Umang, says, “While we were doing the book donation drive last year, most students expressed that they want to become computer engineers, so we thought that of distributing computers among them.”
Another active member of team Umang Rahul Gupta shares, “I come from Information Technology field, so I was very happy when we decided to give them computers. Now these students can also be tech savvy.”
Team Umang distributed computers in vernacular medium schools.
Vivek Dehariya, member of Team Umang says, “The computers distributed among the students have been donated by the corporate partner of Umang Foundation. The school management has taken responsibilities to take care of these computers for the next three years.”
Ashish Goyal, founder and managing trustee of Umang Foundation, says, “School management will make sure that appropriate time is given to each child to use the computer. Team Umang will regularly monitor these classes. We will make sure that school management is making maximum use of these electronic peripherals.”
Schools that received computers
School names Number of PCs distributed
Nutan Marathi Vidhyalaya 4
Nagsen Vidyalaya Prathmik Shala 4
Vishakha Prathamik Vidyalaya 3
Amrapali Vidyalaya 4
Adarsh Bal Vidyamandir 3
Saraswati Hindi Madyamik School 4