NASSCOM Foundation to provide FREE advanced computer training to NGOs in Karnataka through its ConnectIT Program

Tuesday January 04, 2011,

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Series of FREE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Workshops in Bangalore, Belgaum, Hubli and Mangalore in January and February 2011 India, January 4, 2010: NASSCOM Foundation, the social development arm of NASSCOM, India's premier Information Technology (IT) industry body, in partnership with Microsoft announces 'ConnectIT Workshops' for NGOs and Government Officials in Karnataka in the months of January & February 2011. ConnectIT is a series of capacity building workshops to utilize information technology for everyday advanced level development work.

The Workshops for NGO professionals in Bangalore will be held at Advanced Management College, 18th Kilometer, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru from 5th to 8th January 2011. ConnectIT workshops will also be held in Belgaum, Hubli and Mangalore as per schedule mentioned herewith:

  • Bangalore: 5th -8th January, 2011
  • Belgaum : 17th -20th January, 2011
  • Hubli : 25th - 29th January, 2011
  • Mangalore: 1st - 4th February, 2011

The four day training programme will include hands-on training and problem solving on advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), communications (outlook), online tools (Internet applications useful for government work), new technologies (mobile phones for development) besides providing an exposure to the flagship eGovernance project.

Considered to be an important catalyst in bringing change, IT use can support NGOs by increasing their productivity; cut down operational costs; improve communication and collaboration; organize critical information and facilitate skills development training of others.

Under the ConnectIT program, NASSCOM Foundation has previously conducted successful workshops for non-profits and government officials in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Orissa and Gujarat.

Mr. Neeraj from Shree Radhey Prarabdh Smriti Sansthan Jaipur, an NGO working for Cultural Preservation, peace and Harmony & Education was a participant at ConnectIT workshop held in Rajasthan and this what he has to say: "This workshop is very useful to make any NGO self dependent, that too in a minimum time period. Old Systems like Power point, Excel and Word were taught keeping in mind specific objectives of each participant. We were taught how to use them effectively and within the time constraints. Theory along with practical learning was the best and useful part of ConnectIT workshop."

Speaking on the ConnectIT initiative Ms. Rumi Mallick, Associate Vice President, NASSCOM Foundation said, "With ConnectIT, NASSCOM Foundation further enhances the capabilities of NGOs and enable them to build a better infrastructure in their efforts to change lives. The ConnectIT workshops have been a major success in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Orissa. We hope for the same in Karnataka too"

Registration to the workshop is free!

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If you are not able to fill the online Registration Form then please download the Word document . Fill and email it to [email protected]. In case of any assistance or clarification, please call Lathika at GuideStar India on 022-26856900/99

About NASSCOM Foundation

NASSCOM Foundation (NF) was established to leverage information and communication technologies (ICT) to empower and transform the lives of the underserved. NASSCOM and its over 1200 member-companies from the IT industry are committed to social development through the application of ICT. NF today has the unique opportunity of leading the IT Industry towards changing the social development landscape of India.

NASSCOM Foundation is a charity registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 and under Section 12A of Income Tax Act. NF is the social development arm of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), the internationally recognized trade body of the Indian IT industry. For more information, please visit

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