‘PARIGANAKA PIYASA’ FOSTERS ICT LITERACY FOR 12,000 STUDENTS
It has been 10 years since Citizens Development Business Finance (CDB) began its unique CSR initiative ‘Pariganaka Piyasa’ aimed at making IT literacy inclusive across the nation. Based on the platform of equality of knowledge, CDB mooted this project to develop, improve and uplift ICT education in underserved and underprivileged schools. The project has grown to 10 schools, each having fully fledged ICT laboratories with over 12,000 students accessing state-of-art-technology, also serving to bridge the knowledge gap between rural and urban schools. A feature that enhances the uniqueness of Pariganaka Piyasa is that the IT laboratories double up as community centres for the area, enabling residents to enhance their IT knowledge as well.