Microsoft funds two Indian trusts

By agencies   |   Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Microsoft has announced one year grant of $1,08,000 each to M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust as part of its global one billion dollar unlimited potential program to make IT accessible to masses. This is the second round of funding in India under the program and takes the total Microsoft investment to $4,77,500 in cash. Apart from this Microsoft has invested in starting an IT training curriculum, software and knowledge sharing with NGOs. M.S. Swaminathan Trust and Microsoft will on a long-term project for three years. The Swaminathan Foundation will start 33 village knowledge centers in the first year and 100 others over the next three years in districts of Thanjavur, Dindigul, Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram and in Pondicherry. Datamation Foundation and Microsoft will work on a pilot ICT for development project aimed as reaching out to the poor abd semi literate woman in Uttar Pradesh.

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