Amazon India: Amazon India on Tuesday announced the launch of its ‘Delivering Smiles’ initiative, where the company will facilitate the contribution of digital devices such as mobile phones and laptops directly among students and youth from disadvantaged communities. The initiative aims to bridge the digital divide in the country, increase access to digital tools for students from underprivileged communities and empower them for a brighter future.Also Read – Amazon Quiz 12 October 2021: You can win 25 thousand rupees, just have to do this small work
As part of the initiative, Amazon will provide 20,000 new digital devices directly to underprivileged youth in partnership with more than 150 non-profit organizations large and small, the company said in a statement. This initiative will affect more than 1 lakh students across India. Also Read – If you do shopping from Amazon, then today you can win Rs 25,000, just have to do this small work
In addition, the company encourages its customers to either contribute cash on Amazon Pay or mandatorily donate mobile phones and laptops to their old devices, which can be refurbished and distributed to provide digital learning devices for young people. Will be done. Also Read – This 5G smartphone of Xiaomi with 108MP camera is getting tremendous discount, know full details here
Manish Tewari, Vice President, Amazon India, said in a statement, “The COVID-19 pandemic has focused the digital divide not only in education but also in access to essential services. Youth from marginalized communities have been the most affected due to this pandemic.”
“Together with our customers, employees and partners, we aim to enable youth with digital tools for online education and continued access to essential services for their families,” he added.
Cash contribution from customers is enabled by a partnership between Amazon Pay and GiveIndia. The amount received from the contribution will be used to buy new equipment, data cards and digital accessories for the students.
The company said that customers who contribute old mobiles, the initiative will be taken up by Amazon partner Cashify, who will refurbish it and donate it to Goonj, a non-profit organization working in the field of sustainable content delivery.
(With IANS Inputs)