Amazon, the e-commerce company is aiming to impact around 1 lakh students with the partnership of over 150 organizations that are nonprofit. On Tuesday, Amazon India said that they will directly give digital devices to students who are in underprivileged communities. Amazon aims to give a brighter future by giving 20,000 digital devices. Amazon has named its initiative ‘Delivering Smiles.’
Amazon India released a statement saying, “Amazon will directly provide 20,000 digital devices to underprivileged young people, in partnership with over 150 large and small non-profit organizations, impacting over 1,00,000 students across India. Of these 150 organizations, 100 non-profit partners will be selected basis internal employee nominations as part of Amazon’s volunteering program.”
Amazon India is openly inviting contributions from customers also. They can either contribute in cash or donate their old mobiles. Old mobiles will be revamped and then provided to around 1 lakh underprivileged students. These digital devices will help them in learning.
During a pandemic, digital devices came to light so much, they not only helped in education but also in essential services. Students’ only mode of education was digital, said the vice president of Amazon India.
Manish Tiwary, vice-president of Amazon India, said, “Amongst the most adversely affected are young people from marginalized communities. Together with our customers, employees, and partners, we aim to bridge the gap by enabling young people with digital devices for continued access to online education and essential services for their families.”
Manish Tiwary said that the company is also investing in the future of the nation. He further added, “We are aware that while talent and passion are spread across all young people, the opportunity is not. This also led us to recently launch our global signature computer science education initiative, Amazon Future Engineer, in India that aims to enable access to quality computer science education and career opportunities for underprivileged students,” Tiwary said.