The objective is to empower students with digital literacy to bridge the digital divide, amongst rural youth in particular.
With an aim to empower students and the youth with technical proficiency, SAP India organised a Code Week, at 16 locations in nine states across the country. The Code Week initiative will upskill and install creative thinking in more than 50,500 youth in 390 centres across India.
The programme was organised under the aegis of Code Unnati—India’s first corporate to citizen, multi-year, collaborative digital literacy and software skills development initiative launched by SAP this year—in association with ITC and Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust.
During this Code Week, students receive technological training, such as programming skills to enable them to develop apps on their own. The intensive 24-hour app building hackathon was organised in various cities. Around 300 computer instructors were tutored by 60 master trainers on training students, during the week.
The curriculum for this training included, programming techniques, such as SAP BUILD & Graphical programming, algorithm and flow-chart development, creative constructions along with problem-solving skills.
The students were also trained in programming language, concepts and applications.
Commenting about the initiative, Deb Deep Sengupta, president and managing director, SAP Indian Subcontinent, said “Digital literacy is the key to creating meaningful and new employment opportunities and bridging the digital divide among rural youth.
He further added, “We made a humble beginning with Code Unnati earlier this year, collaborating with several like-minded partners. The Code Week is an aim to continue this initiative by empowering students and young citizens to contribute by creating new tools and skilling opportunities that can be a catalyst in our digital transformation agenda.”