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Free computer education for the poor in Karaikal

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KARAIKAL, FEB. 26. Dhan Foundation, the Madurai-based NGO, has started imparting free computer education to the educated unemployed in coastal villages of Karaikal through its Kalanjiam Community College.

Mohamed Mansoor, Deputy Collector (Revenue), Karaikal, inaugurated the Kalanjiam Community College along with video conferencing system here yesterday.

Senramar (project executive) and Latha of Dhan Foundation said the Foundation, conscious of the technological change and the poor being left out in the whole process, made information technology accessible to the poor by developing relevant schemes through research and pilot activities. The Foundation conducts socially-relevant and needed programmes related to micro finance, agriculture, health and other social development as an organisational programme and collaborating with research and academic institutions on e-governance and computer education at schools.

Muthukumarasamy and Ananthakumar (project executive) of the Dhan foundation said that after completion of this free computer education course, the educated unemployed members would get a job in their own village computer centre. They pointed out that the Foundation would start information technology centres in 15 villages and one more Internet centre with web camera at Kilinjalmedu.

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