Vodafone Idea Foundation & CSC Academy Flag-Off Mobile Van to Promote Digital & Financial Literacy
On the occasion of World Computer Literacy Day, Vodafone Idea Foundation (VIF), the CSR arm of Vi, and the CSC Academy, under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), today flagged-off a mobile van at the CSC-held ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to take the Government of India’ digital literacy movement another step forward.
At the event, Mr. P Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, VIL and Director, Vodafone Idea Foundation, handed over a placard to CSC Academy in the presence of Shri Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and other dignitaries. The flag-off was accompanied by village entrepreneurs from across the country who also participated in the event.
The inaugurated van will travel across the country to various townships & communities imparting knowledge and training on basic digital and financial literacy skills. As part of the Government of India’s flagship programme for digital inclusion, PMGDISHA (Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan), Vodafone Idea Foundation has been driving the Jaadu Ginni Ka programme with the support of CSC Academy to spread awareness on financial literacy.
Jaadu Ginni Ka is Vodafone Idea Foundations’ flagship programme in the domain of financial literacy and has impacted more than 1 crore people - almost half of them women – across the country. It has previously supported deployment of 21 mobile vans with the aim to take financial and digital literacy to grassroots level.
About Vodafone Idea Foundation:
Vodafone Idea Foundation, the CSR arm of Vodafone Idea Limited, believes that our mobile communications technologies can address some of the most pressing humanitarian challenges and our responsibility is to utilize our innovative mobile technology in mobilizing social change and improving people’s lives. The Foundation focusses on addressing challenges relating to agriculture, education, health, equality and access. We are committed to enable people and technology to drive innovation, disseminate knowledge, and create shared value to improve lives. We work in partnership with key charities, development agencies and the community to drive social change on a large scale in India.