A well-equipped Computer Learning Centre that caters to the needs of children from neighboring urban slums has been established. In addition, there are many children studying in Government Schools who do not get access to computers in their parent institutions. Our Computer Centre caters to the needs of such children and has been providing basic training in computers and office automation to almost 80-100 children per year for the past 9 years.
Training is provided free of cost. Main objective is to train students to be proficient computer operators. The syllabus covers basically basics of computers and proficiency in MS Office to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc. Students are also familiarised with features of internet and made confident to access various websites and on-line transactions.
There are 20 computers available. Classes are held in three shifts. Chitkara Education Trust holds examinations and provides certifications. Many of our children have been able to find placements in industry as computer operators. We now plan to ensure that our children get certified qualifications from agencies like NIELIT and HARTRON that would enable them to apply for Government jobs as well.