XLRI Students Teaching Basic Computers to Needy Children


Press Release: The students of B-school XLRI have started the Basic Computer Learning Programme (BCLP) for the less privileged students. Under the banner of SIGMA – Social Initiative Group for Managerial Assistance – students run social initiative group at XLRI where 40 students of ADL Society High School are taking lessons.

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In a world where life has almost become unimaginable without technology, this program serves to provide a foundation in computers to the budding young minds. Spread over ten weeks, the program would be combination of theoretical and practical lectures, covering a wide array of topics like computer hardware, MS Word, MS Excel, basic internet usage among several other topics apt to today’s context. The first module covered the evolution of computers, application of computers, computer parts and their functions. The students also got a hands-on experience by using computers and visualizing what they learnt in theory. The session was made engaging by making it interactive and adding elements of fun,” said a student of XLRI.

Social Initiative Group for Managerial Assistance is student run social collaborative group at XLRI which run under the able guidance of Professor Madhukar Shukla. SIGMA focuses on transformation and change in the social sector by contributing to the community and impoverished sections of the society. This is done through a number of events across the year which are executed by a 10-member team dedicated to making positive contributions to the community

Its events include Blood and stem cell donation camps, Paper recycling and food wastage prevention drives, spreading legal literacy amongst village inhabitants across Jamshedpur, conducting Basic computer learning courses for under privileged children.

Apart from that, SIGMA also holds national and international reach as they execute research projects in association with national NGOs such as Goonj, helping Hearts and Seeds and international NGOs such as OIKOS to help impoverished communities become self-sustaining through sales enablement services and supply chain optimisation. SIGMA also ties up with corporate houses such as TATA Steel to hold case study competitions where the best minds from top tier B schools across the country come together to solve national problems such as water conservation and renewable energy.

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SIGMA also works to cultivate and boorish the growing community of social entrepreneurship by providing a platform for information exchange, networking and discovery of rising figures in the field through events such as the Social Entrepreneurship Conclave and National Conclave for Social Entrepreneurship. Award winning entrepreneurs come and share their story and make it a melting pot of ideas and collaboration.

Courtesy: DailyPioneer

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