Nokia Mobile (HMD Global) has joined hands with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in India. It will donate over 1,740 new Nokia smartphones worth over Rs. 1.65 crores to underprivileged children to enable online education for them.

Children in rural areas and urban slums, survivors of child exploitation, as well as the first-generation learners of the Banjara community will get these Nokia smartphones. This will benefit over 6,000 children belonging to marginalized families across Delhi, Karnataka, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

This is what Sanmeet Kochhar, Vice President, HMD Global has to say about this noble initiative:

“When it comes to driving positive social impact, education and skill development for the youth, has always been a key focus area for our CSR efforts in India. Our efforts towards education take inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) focused on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education. We believe that smartphone technology contributes to SDG 4 by enabling unhindered access to educational content, anytime, anywhere.

Hon’ble Prime Shri Minister Narendra Modi recently mentioned, that in order to build an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Indian youth needs self-confidence, which is directly impacted by their education and their skills. We believe that India’s youth should have access to opportunities to educate themselves. Technology is a great facilitator to make this possible.

Through our association with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, we are keen to play a part in helping our country’s underprivileged children and youth realise their self-confidence through undisrupted access to education.”

You can read the full press release here: Press Release- Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation joins hands with HMD Global to enable online education for children through Nokia smartphones.