Technopark-based company launches community learning centers as part of its ‘Smile Engineering’ initiative – The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a ground-breaking move, Technopark-based engineering services company Quest Global has launched “two e-learning centers in Kerala under its ‘Smile Engineering’ initiative, which focuses on education of marginalized communities of the state as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). The two centers were launched for tribal students in Vittikavu and Mullamoodu tribal areas near Palode and Kallar districts.
Quest Global AVP and Head of Product Engineering, Sanju Gopal, told TNIE that the company has launched Community Learning Centers (CLCs), which will empower children. promotes nature conservation to build, develop and operate CLCs in these tribal areas.”
“We will provide the infrastructure for the centers while NGGF takes care of their operations. Our employees will also actively participate in the operations by volunteering to help manage and teach in the CLCs. Quest Global invests in the education of children. In addition to providing education for children, CLCs will be part of other community building activities such as education for women, daycare for children, and after-school services,” Sanju said.
The main objective of the initiative is to equip the centers with digital learning tools such as internet access, smart TV, video call facility and desktop computers (to be added soon) “Through various digital learning tools, we will be giving education to the children of the communities. By bringing education to the tribal communities of Vittikavu and Mullamoodu, we hope to empower the children here,” added Sanju.
The company’s CSR team conducted a survey with community leaders to understand the need for these learning centers and how these CLCs can best help the community.