Shimla: Paytm Foundation donated laptops to teachers and students associated with the Ek se Shrestha programme in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh through the Act to Transform Foundation. These 150 laptops will help 2500+ students associated with Ek Se Shrestha Programme, spread across 120 panchayats. Paytm Foundation also committed to digitise receipt of various payments at the Panchayat office of Hamirpur.
Ek se Sreshtha initiative was launched on October 5, 2021, focusing on the holistic development of children between 7 and 12 age groups by giving them after-school education. Within one year, the organisation impacted the lives of more than 2,500 children across their 120 centres. Paytm Foundation shall further train teachers and students on the effective use of laptops and softwares for educational purposes.
Gracing the event, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Anurag Thakur lauded the efforts made by Paytm Foundation. The laptops will be used for educational sessions and increase the interest level of the students in learning new concepts. Paytm Foundation aims that the provision of laptops will further enhance efficiency and productivity of these teachers and students, in line with the vision of Digital India at last mile.
Paytm Foundation is a trust set up exclusively for the philanthropic purpose which counts education and skill development as one of its key focus areas. Paytm Foundation has won several accolades, particularly for its COVID-19 response work, such as the Prestigious Mahatma Award for COVID-19 Humanitarian Effort and ASSOCHAM CSR & Sustainability Award 2021 for Excellence in Community Support for COVID Relief.
The Act to Transform Foundation, an organisation, under an initiative Ek se Sreshtha in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, transforms communities by embarking on a new generation of groundbreaking work to create an impact.
Paytm Foundation spokesperson said: “With an aim to empower India’s youth, our key focus is on education and skill development. We have joined hands with the Act to Transform Foundation to help students gain access to educational sessions and support digital learning, by providing them with laptops.”