See how CSC is working on technology for all
Our community outreach in India encompasses a broad range of community and environmental initiatives, spanning education, wellness, the environment and disaster relief.
Computer Lab: In relation to supporting digital inclusion, in Chennai we set up a computer lab at Panchayat Union Primary School to educate 90 underprivileged students through classes 1 to 5 including science and technology and adopted three rural villages to also receive educational support. CSC employees volunteer during the weekends to teach the children to operate the system and also basics of computers.
MP3 Players for visually challenged: To improve the quality of education of the visually challenged college students, CSC has been providing the learning electronic device MP3players every year since 2010. The students can record and listen their class lectures and also audition the readings of their volunteers any number of times without the need to walk several miles and hop several buses. They can also download recorded audio books at ease. The students with the help of the players compete with regular candidates and secure top ranks in university examinations, around 50 students been placed as teachers and lecturers in schools and colleges, and some others are employed as telephone operators and steno typists in various banks. A few have also made their mark in the field of law by setting up their own practice.
IT Olympics in CSC Asturias Spain
Thanks to a passionate team of volunteers in Asturias, Spain, CSC, through CSC’s Charitable Foundation, founded an IT Olympics program, in partnership with University of Oviedo. Two awards have been sponsored: Teams Competition, and Special award "Ada Lovelace" to the best classified girl. Through this program, CSC promotes the study of computer science among young students, and their skills to work in groups. This year a record was beaten, with more than 120 participants in the contest.
CSC South Africa
CSC employees in South Africa helped fund and build a new STEM learning center at Tenterden Place of Safety, a child care facility and national heritage site in Cape Town. With a balance of traditional and computer-based learning and teaching tools, the center serves children from ages 3 to 13, providing access to digital encyclopedias and engaging games for developing memory, numeracy and literacy skills. Extending the learning center project, our employees also made improvements to the Tenterden Place of Safety vegetable garden. With access to new greenhouses, worm farms and irrigation systems, the children gained exceptional tools to explore the natural sciences.