LUCKNOW: Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the corporate social responsibility arm of Amway India, has partnered with National Association for the Blind (NAB), UP to set up a computer training center for the benefit of people with visual impairment in Lucknow.
The center is located at 1710, First Floor, Lekhraj Dollar, Indira Nagar, Lucknow. The primary aim of this Computer Training Center is to enable access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services to persons with visual impairment.
The center, equipped with 10 computers, will provide training to the visually challenged on Windows platform with more focus on using web based tools and services. The computer systems are equipped with requisite software which makes it friendly for the visually impaired individuals. The center will be helpful to prepare students for the Computer Proficiency Certification test (CPCT) and thus make them more employable.
Speaking on the association, GS Cheema, Senior Vice President – North & East, Amway India, said, “NAB has been doing credible work in the area of enabling the visually impaired individuals. We are confident that this newly instituted computer center
will help the students enhance their computer proficiency in this digital age. Our endeavor is to enable the visually impaired individuals to lead a better life by making them self-reliant.”
Speaking on the occasion, Amita Dubey, President, NAB – UP Branch, said, “NAB has been relentlessly working for visually impaired people by developing educational, vocational and employment programmes. This computer center will enable visually impaired students and working professionals to learn & enhance their computer knowledge. In addition, it will also serve as platform to integrate them with the mainstream society. We thank AOF for setting up this center at NAB premises.”
Over the years, Amway Opportunity Foundation has benefited more than 1 lakh visually challenged individuals, especially children, under national project for the visually impaired. AOF has supported more than 85,000 visually challenged children with Braille textbooks. AOF currently supports 15 computer centres across the country aimed at enhancing computer skills of the visually impaired.
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