Students from underprivileged families are being given computer training by RC Varanasi Central, D 3120, under the Rotary India Literacy Mission which aims to provide vocational skills to the youth to help in their employment.
The computer centre inaugurated by Union MoS for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel recently provides basic and advanced courses over a period of 2-6 months. Presently there are 60 students. They are being taught by two well-qualified teachers, said Club Secretary Manoj Kumar Jajodia. The club had spent Rs 4 lakh in setting up the centre at a building owned by Club President Rishabh Chandra Jain in Sigra in the heart of the town.
The centre has 10 computers with accessories and furniture, but “in due course, we will expand the facility with 25-30 more computers and also open more such centres in other parts of Varanasi,” said Jajodia. DG Ranjeet Singh was much impressed by the centre during his visit and noted “this project was important part of Rotary service as it builds up the RI image too.”
An elated Chandni Tahalani (18), a first-year B Com student, is confident of getting a job after completing the computer training which will “equip her with the required skillsets”. Rishikant Singh (19), a second-year BA student, readily agrees with her. “This is a great opportunity to equip ourselves with computer skills which are a must to get a job,” he said. “With help from our club members and by networking with our business associates, we will provide them jobs depending on their skill sets,” said Jajodia.