Realizing the need for vocational training for the underprivileged Lion G. Srinivas has helped usher an age of e-learning in Bangalore. Living in the city of technology and a technocrat and educationist at heart, Lion G. Srinivas was quick see an opportunity to recycle old computers for vocational training.
In 2006, Lion G. Srinivas started the Lions Computer Training Centre, Bangalore for the less fortunate. With resources available in the IT hub of the country, Lion G. Srinivas called upon Corporates like Motorola, Digipro, Qualcom, Verisign, GE, Novell, Honeywell and NSN to donate old computers. The centre then repairs and uses the computers to train students in rural areas in and around Bangalore.
A robust program nurtures trainers for various centres, under-privileged schools and colleges, while providing trainees with job oriented computer educations. At the Lions Computer Training Centre, students are introduced to computers, taught Microsoft Office and use of the internet in order to help them get low-end, BPO operational jobs like Data Entry operators and transcript creators. For those with an inquisitive bent of mind, basic assembly and installation skills are taught, in order to help them get jobs maintaining computer hardware.
Additionally, the centre has facilitated through its corporate partners, more than 200 computers to Government Schools in and around Bangalore, 350 computers to various Lions Computer Training Center across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and 50 computers to schools run by the Indian army for orphaned and destitute children in Kashmir.
Lion G. Srinivas has been able to develop good relations with corporates who not only help by providing computers, but also assist with job placement. So far, Lions Computer Training Centre has received over 600 computers from its benefactors and has been successful in training more than 100,000 students, through its various free training programs under the guidance of Lion G. Srinivas.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Lion G. Srinivas has ambitious plans to set up 100 computer training centers in Karnataka, with a placement cell for these students. Says Lions G. Srinivas, “I thank my home club, Lions Club of Bangalore, Mindtree who have adopted this as a permanent project and have helped me fulfill my vision of a Lions Computer Training Center. I appeal for assistance to Corporates, Government bodies and NGO’s to help us reach out to more needy students, in order to offer economic freedom and better life for the under privileged, and trained staff for Corporate India”.
Lions G. Srinivas; a bridge between the haves and have not’s.