CSC academy has been providing digital literacy through courses like BCC and PMGDISHA through CSR activities.
Basic computer course or the BCC course offers basic computer training to equip a person to use computers in day-to-day life for professional and personal use. After completing the course, the person will be computer literate and will be able to:
Acquire confidence in using computer techniques available to users
Recognize the basic components of computers and terminology
Understand data, information and file management
Create documents using Word Processor, Spreadsheet & Presentation Software
Browse the internet, search information, use email and collaborate with peers
Use e-Governance applications
Use computer to improve existing skills and learn new skills.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan or the PMGDISHA aims to train 6 crore rural persons digitally literate. The objective of the scheme is to empower citizens by training them to operate computers or digital access devices like tablets and smart phones. Send and receive mails, browse the internet, access government services undertake digital payments. The scheme aims to bridge the digital divide, specifically targeting the rural population including marginalised sections of the society like SC, ST, minorities, BPL, women and differently abled persons.
The broad content outline of the course is
1 Introduction to Digital Devices – 2 hours
2 Operating Digital Devices - 4 hours
3 Introduction to the Internet - 2 hours
4 Communications using the Internet – 6 hours
5 Application of the Internet (includes Citizen centric services and use of mobiles for undertaking cashless transactions) Applications of Internet - 6 hours
Total 20 hours
Till date, CSR Partners McAfee and PayPal have trained 7000 candidates each under the Digital Literacy programme.
Approximately 17,000 candidates have been registered under the BCC course till date.
Digital Literacy consists of the BCC and the PMGDISHA course, whereas the financial literacy course is explained below:
In collaboration with Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) is implementing a project to improve the financial knowledge and investment aspects for the rural citizens.
The often neglected poor from rural India require awareness on savings and investment, which provides them an opportunity to safeguard their hard earned money.
Through the project the rural citizens will be able to know about various concepts of savings and investments. The project enable them to know about various polices and schemes which are available in the market. Thus project is conceived to educate the prospective rural investor so that he/ she understand the benefit of saving, investment and capital formation/ accumulation.
To enable the CSCs to become Investor Education Hubs, by hosting awareness sessions focused on the rural investor.
To inform rural investor about various financial services provided by the government and other financial institutions.
To support the citizens in availing financial products and services.
To insulate citizens from the trap of unauthorized and illegal/traditional financial activities.
A total of 8 mobile vans have been provided by the CSR partners in order to undertake the digital and financial literacy activities across the country.