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With the aim of providing quality education and digital access to over 11,000 underprivileged girl children by 2020, SAP India’s Code Unnati project has joined hands with Project Nanhi Kali which was founded by the Mahindra Group.

Through 'Code Unnati', India’s first-ever corporate-to-citizen, collaborative digital literacy and software skills development initiative by SAP, this partnership will help improve the quality of education for girl children and prepare them for the digital future.

V S Parthasarathy, Group CFO and Group CIO, Mahindra Group, said, "The Mahindra Group is strongly committed to the cause of girl child education and empowerment which we believe can have a transformative effect on the future of India. The partnership between Project Nanhi Kali and SAP will help take this noble cause to the next level with the support of advanced digital technology. I have been advocating 'Corporates for Change' and the multiplier effect it could bring when like-minded corporates come together. This association is a classic case in point."

For thousands of underprivileged girl children across India, only education can give them an opportunity to grow, learn, play and realize their full potential. Project Nanhi Kali works to ensure that not only do such girl children get access to quality education, but also complete 10 years of it.

Project Nanhi Kali already provides Secondary School girls in the program with access to digital tablets pre-loaded with educational content. To further navigate the movement towards digital literacy, this partnership will provide academic support centers with trained tutors focusing on interactive and concept-based learning, curated courses for school students and advanced software skill development courses for the youth, parent sensitization, and regular assessments.

(L-R) Sheetal Mehta, Executive Director, Nanhi Kali; Code Unnati Beneficiary: Rubina; Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP, and Managing Director, SAP Labs India; V.S.Parthasarathy, Group CFO and Group CIO, Mahindra Group; Code Unnati Beneficiary: Priyanka; Lovneesh Chanana, VP - Digital Government, SAP APJ)