Microsoft’s Project “Jyoti is bringing help and needed income to youth across India. For Hina Rahi, eldest child of her seven-member family, it has made all the difference for her family.
“My father has a small shop in Delhi. He used to send us Rs 3,000 every month which was not enough for us. I always wanted to economically support my family but I was not educated enough. Last year, during a door-to-door advertising of Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), India-’computerji jode duniya se’, I got to know about Microsoft’s project ‘Jyoti’ that train people with computer skills on nominal fee,” according to Hina.
‘Jyoti’ is a skills training program created by the Microsoft Corporation Private Limited (Microsoft India) that provides training to people that are 18-35 years old. The program trains participants in computer skills, which can then help them get a job. Microsoft introduced the program in 2009 in collaboration with various NGO’s and opened community technology centers in remote areas to provide residents with access and support.