Smile Foundation participated in the NGO Connection Day that aimed to explore new avenues for livelihood for the underprivileged youth using IT as a tool for better governance in India. It was organised by Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in collaboration with Microsoft on 15th and 16th of April 2010 in Jaipur (Rajasthan).
Seventeen NGOs from different parts of the country participated in the event. Eminent personalities from various NGOs and corporate houses like Rakesh Malhotra (Project Director RMoL),Rajendra Joshi (Managaing Trustee, Ssaath Charitable Trust),Vikas Goswami (Lead CSR-Microsoft) and KB Kothari(Trustee-Pratrham-Rajasthan) participated in the panel discussion on different perceptions regarding Information and communication technologies and its relevance in our society.
Meghna Shah who is associated with American India Foundation conducted a session on resource mobilisation in the development sector. She also shared some useful tips on drafting a proposal to donor agencies.Challenges of enhancing IT skills among the unemployed underprivileged youth was also discussed during the event.