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Newsbyte: SAP and HOPE Foundation Initiate Education and Skills Development Projects in Uttarakhand

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP Labs India today announced that it is working with HOPE Foundation to lend its support to flood affected children and youth in Uttarakhand. Through SAP’s support, HOPE Foundation is establishing a Skills Development Centre, a Computer Training Centre and Science Laboratory at Thatyur, in Tehri Garhwal District. The facilities will provide rehabilitation support and offer long term solutions to the community through computer and vocational training for youth and women.

At the Government Intermediate College in Thatyur, SAP and the HOPE Foundation have established the SAP Skills Development Center - Computer Training Labs and refurbished the Science Laboratory which was damaged during the floods in June. The SAP Skills Development Center - Computer Training Labs will provide computer training to approximately 700 individuals while the science laboratory will enable 250 students to pursue their higher education in Science and Engineering.

Additionally, SAP has inaugurated the SAP Center of HOPE Computer Training Center for women and children in Thatyur. This computer center provides basic computer training in Microsoft Office applications and caters to 30 villages around Thatyur. The computer training will be provided as part of SAP’s Project Lakshya initiative, which aims at bridging the digital divide in society today. At the SAP Center of HOPE Computer Training Center, SAP has provided desktops and training content to educate 300 individuals per year.

"At SAP, we understand that education and technology enablement has the power to impact lives and transform societies," said Anirban Dey, Managing Director, SAP Labs India. "Our effort in Uttarakhand is aimed at providing a long-term, sustainable solution through education and enabling livelihood opportunities to those impacted by floods in the district."

As part of its ongoing relief efforts, SAP Labs India and over 2500 of its employees have contributed over INR one crore towards rehabilitation efforts undertaken in the state of Uttarakhand. The funds were used to provide basic amenities including drinking water, food, clothes, medicines and temporary shelters to more than 5000 flood impacted citizens in Thatyur and Hrishikesh.

Media Contacts:
Subramanyam Rathnam, SAP Labs India, +91 7829411779, rathnam.subramanyam@sap.com, IST
Sandeep Deb Varman, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, +91 9916020191, Sandeep.varman@bm.com, IST

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