Monday 5 December 2016 was a wonderful day for the Good Shepherd Convent, Andheri, Mumbai. In association with the Rotary Club of Mumbai Green City and Vedanta Foundation a new Computer Laboratory was officially launched.
Despite the fact that India is a fast developing economy, far more needs to be done to engender more employment opportunities for the majority of people, to enable them to participate in the benefits of growth and to contribute to that growth. The Vedanta Foundation is known for setting up vocational training centres. The Foundation recognizes the huge unmet need of spreading computer literacy especially among the marginalized population.
There was great excitement written on the faces of 36 students who had registered their names for the computer classes at the Convent. Father Jerome, the parish priest of Good Shepherd Church, said a short prayer and blessed the Lab amidst enthusiasm and support of Lay Mission Partners.
After the formal inauguration everyone visited the lab to see the desk-top computers neatly arranged. The computers have been donated and generously funded by Vedanta Foundation for imparting job oriented certified courses at a low fee for the good of the society.
Sr. Pushpa Louis praised the efforts of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Green City in making their dream come true of empowering adults to access digital learning and to enhance their computer skills. She said that it was their intention that every student who comes to learn will eventually be absorbed in some employment. In this digital age, Computer education is a must and the launching of the computer lab could not be more timely. Those attending the facility were asked to attend courses regularly and to take their learning seriously. On successful completion of courses, Job Fairs would be organized to facilitate employment.
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