Project #16110

Computer Skills for Youth in Rural, Slum Areas

by Hindu Seva Pratishthana

Dear Donor, 

Many job seeking studnets ( 50 plus as on date) have found career and hope with New Job placements. We are sharing story of three Girl studnets. Thank you for all support and help.

Sonia  | 21 yrs | PUC (11th drop out)

"I recently completed PUC from Seshadripuram Pre-University College. I used to work in a sweet manufacturing unit, earlier. I was totally aimless in my life. I could not even converse in English properly. It so happened that I met Rajeshwari Madam, who referred me to Vidya Chetana and asked me to join the course. Initially I was very scared and hesitant. Now, after completing the course, I feel I am empowered as I can speak English without any hesitation. I can convey my thoughts easily and feel confident. Thanks to Vidya Chetana for creating a new person within me. Sonia is selected by Bata ."

B A V A N I | 19 yrs | SSLC ( 10th Drop out)

" I underwent the course and got benefited. Manjunath Sir guided us in terms of career selection and speaking in English. I got introduced to Yoga and got exposed to Public speaking, too. Apart from these I got a good hold on the core subject of Computer Education. All these aspects molded me and today I am confident of facing any challenges in my career. Thanks to Vidya Chetana". Bhavani is also selected by Bata.


CHAMPA  | 19 yrs | (Studying Final Year) BA

" I have been attending the training course regularly and have found it to be too useful. It has helped me in developing good skills to face challenges in our daily lives, having positive attitude and importantly for an effective communication in English. English speaking was made to simple and interesting that I have not missed any of the classes. Thanks to Vidya Chetana & Unnati team for all the guidance and support in shaping us " Champa is also selected by Bata.

Spoken English training
Spoken English training
Dear Donor,
Wish you happy new year.
New Intitiative :

Launched Spoken English training using shadowing technique:

 Shadowing is useful method to teach spoken English. In this method learner would listen to audio learn context based sentence making (Speaking with friends, buying from shop, In bus ,In bank etc..)  and accent  along with how to pronounce vowels and consonants.

This training is developed by Regional Institute of English ( ) , This training is found very useful to train students who have studied in native tongues in English.

Vidyachetana skill development program has extended this facility to all 6 skill development centers. This would immensely increase employability of trained students.


Latest Status update:

150 students are enrolled accross six skill development and are at the end of there course. We started placement of trained youth and we got encouraging results. Following candidates were first to be palced.
   Name                      Company                                                   Designation
1. Supriya           Rubber Manufacturing Company, Pattegarpalya          Accountant
2. Nandini           Idia Cell Phone, Vijayanagar                                Tally Entry Asst
Many more children are in process of getting palced and in next two months we expect good number out of 150 under training would be palced sucessfully. We would share detail testimoanils and videos from these benificiaries soon.
Wish you all great year ahead.
Mahesh- Program Director
Lab facilities
Lab facilities

Bringing change to impoverished communities through digital literacy programs

6 new labs with 10 computers per lab launched at followung locations in Bengaluru

1) Community centre,Maruthinagar,Bapujinagar, Mysore Road
2) Sneha seva trust,Near satelite bus stop on Mysore road
3) Community Centre,Hongasandra,A.K.Colony
4) Sevadhama,Mallappa Garden,Old Byppanahalli
5) Sevadhama,Netaji Nagar,,K.P.Agrahara, Magadi Road
6) Sevadhama,V.V.Giri Colony,Near Slum board, Sheshadripuram

puttogether 180 Underprivileged youth would be helped in one batch with time span of 3 months. Plan to conduct 4 batches for an year. Placement assistance will also be given.


1. Provide Computer based skills training in DTP, Word processing and Tally software to unemployed youth living in slums.

2. Provide placement assistance to trained youth.

3. Enhance learning capabilities of children using educational software

4. Provide Multimedia based teacher training module to teachers at learning centers

5. Provide spoken English training to improve communication skills

Social Impact of program:

Direct Impact:

Program will bring digital literacy to 1500 students in first year. These students come from families who earn their lively hood by doing most minimal jobs and parents never finished school. Out of 1500, 500 students would be youth from slums and target for youth is to make them employable by providing computer based skills training and 1000 students would be from government high schools, Aim is to bring digital literacy among these children to prepare them for future.

Indirect Impact:

Thousand plus families living in slums will be digitally empowered every year. Digital empowerment helps families to gain confidence; engage effectively with Government; Private service providers and make them part of digital world.


Skill Development courses for youth:

1. Computer based data processing – 3 months (Windows OS, ,MS word, Excel and Power point ,Email usage , Typing, Resume preparation and Spoken English )

2. Computer based Accounts management – 3 months (Windows OS, Ms Excel, Tally accounting software, Email usage, Typing , Resume preparation and Spoken English )

3. Computer based Graphics design – 3 Months (Windows OS, MS power point, Corel Draw, Photo Shop, Email usage, Typing , Resume preparation and Spoken English )

LAB Facilities
LAB Facilities

 Dear Donor, 

Greeting. With help of your donations and support we were able to provide computer training for  210 (Children and Youth). Our choosen areas were 1) Tribal (Jungel areas , Kumta and Dandeli) 2) Draught prone areas which are economicaly back word. Major Challege faced by us was lack of proper power supply to utilse lab to fullest capacity. Courses which were planned for 3 months took 4 months complete and Lab availablity during day time was around 4 hrs. Due which we had put lot of children and Youth on waiting list. We are looking for donors to help us solve power problem by going solar at estimate cost of 5000 USD.

 What we observed is confidence level of child goes very high when they get chance to play with computer. Large number of semi urban and rural youth who have taken up college education and  can not offord computer education and are getting left behind in job market. Our labs have helped these youths to gain confidence and skills to make them employable.

We will focusing on local indutry computer skill  needs and would be tailoring our course to suit local industry. We also plan to partner with placement agency to help place youth. Delightful news is 3 youth from our centers got decent jobs. Number may look very small but keeping in mind communities where our work is, we feel proud. 

We have started new academic year with new  children enrollment accross 4 centers. Enthusiasm is great and we hope to over come some of the problems we have faced last year.

I am also attaching annual report for your review.

With Kind regards.




This is a report on the progress of the students of our computer labs in two villages - Tharuru and Kallembella.

The Tharuru lab is attended by 41 students between Grades 8-10. All the students have now completed the Basic Fundamentals course comprising of 

  1. Operating System

  2. MS Office

  3. MS Paint

  4. Word Pad

  5. Note pad

  6. Baraha Pad

  7. Nudi

  8. Internet usage and utilization

  9. Emailing

  10. Basic hardware

The Kallembella center has 42 students from Grade 5 to B.Com (Bacherlor of Commerce) 3rd year who have also completed the Basic Fundamentals Course. 

Courses in DTP and Tally are now in the pipeline.

Please see the attached document for the detailed report.

Here is a video:

We thank the donors for their valuable contributions and look forward to an ongoing and fruitful partnership.


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Hindu Seva Pratishthana

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Venkatesha Murthy
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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