HMD Global-Shikhar Dhawan Foundation Promote E-Learning; Details Inside

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HMD Global has forged a partnership with the Shikhar Dhawan Foundation for the distribution of smart devices to under-privileged students in the Delhi-NCR region where they have pledged to promote/support e-learning in India for the children by providing them the much needed affordability and accessibility to such portals.

Device distribution started out in its first phase drive on September 19, 2022 that was organized at NeeV, which is a learning Centre, Village Nangli Umarpur, Golf Course Extension, Gurugram.

It was attended by dignitaries like Shikhar Dhawan, Cricketer and Founder of Shikhar Dhawan Foundation) and Sanmeet Singh Kochhar (Vice President of India and Mena, HMD Global) where both organizations had a joint relationship.

This is a huge CSR initiative that is a part of collective endeavor of both organizations to promote e-learning for such unlucky students in the country as they’re unable to afford such devices and facilities due to budget constraints.

HMD Global & Shikhar Dhawan Foundation have resorted to work together in such a huge endeavor as they want to bridge the demand & supply gap in the near future so as to promote e-learning throughout India.

The Shikhar Dhawan Foundation has come a fixed vision to sow the seeds of joy and prosperity throughout the world with this collaborative effort being a good start to serve the under-privileged community.

The smart devices were handed over jointly by Mr. Shikhar Dhawan and Mr. Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, which included smartphones, laptops, tablets, among others as these gadgets have become crucial and inseparable part of students’ academics.

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There are many students from under-privileged backgrounds that have limited to no access to electronic devices and gadgets as they can’t afford it due to their poverty, which is why both the Shikhar Dhawan Foundation and HMD Global have come together to take this initiative forward.

Speaking for the cause, Shikhar Dhawan says, “Without access to proper smartphone mobiles devices & internet, school going under privileged students are the ones who are suffering the most. With this problem in mind, our team has been working towards the same to address the issue & I congratulate my team for taking this initiative up which is very close to my heart.”

At the occasion, Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President-India & MENA, HMD Global said, “This initiative is in tune to HMD Global’s commitment to ensuring everyone has access to affordable and long-lasting technology. We are delighted to be partnering with Shikhar Dhawan foundation, who share our values and ideals of creating deep and sustainable impact in people’s lives. We feel blessed to be able to support the journey of these bright young minds by equipping them with the right tools to further their education. As a part of HMD Global’s ongoing campaign, Smarter Banega India, we intend to empower people with the right technology. We will continue to undertake such social initiatives that align with the HMD Global vision and values”.

Amitesh Shah, Group CEO of DA-ONE (an initiative of Shikhar Dhawan) said, “Access to technology is crucial to lifelong learning independent of geographies. With this initiative, we plan to empower students to bring forth phenomenal contributions to the community. Our partnership for this drive will help us reach out to the underprivileged school children and hand them over the power to change the future with the resource bank in their hands.

Dr. Kanika Dewan, Director of Impact and Strategy at the Shikhar Dhawan Foundation, said, “We are very happy to partner for this drive to provide better accessibility of e-learning in India. Technology has been phenomenal in furthering the reach and quality of education. And yet, basic smart devices are still a luxury for a large part of the country. By equipping these young promising minds with the right technology, we are making a major investment for the future. We will continue to work towards ensuring that every student has access to quality education. “

Also Read: “Listen to your consumer, they know it better” says Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President- India & MENA, HMD Global

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