DataWind supports girl child education by donating tablets
New Delhi, 14th November 2017: DataWind Inc., the leader in delivering internet access to emerging markets, donated tablets to the underprivileged girls at Khushi Rainbow home on the occasion of Children’s Day to celebrate the delivery ofit’s UbiSlate tablet computers impacting lives of 5 million Indians. The event was graced by Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development currently visiting India.Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind distributed 50 more tablets to the underprivileged girls at Khushi Rainbow home wherein he interacted with the children as well.
DataWind firmly believes that digital and internet divide can be addressed through technology intervention, at an affordable price point. The company is focused on driving the cost downward to a level where access to technology becomes ‘universally affordable’ and democratization of technology finds its true meaning.
DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on offering affordable tablets with free Internet access. All DataWind devices come bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access, and feature the most affordable ongoing plans available in the market due to the company’s unique, patented technology developed in Canada, that compresses up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing. DataWind has continued to rein the tablet market and has retained the top slot with the maximum market share over the last eight quarters.
On the occasion, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli said, “We strongly believe in ‘technology for a cause’ and our journey is to connect India’s forgotten billion including empowering children who are the future of the country, especially the girls. DataWind has been working relentlessly towards reaching out to children who cannot afford good education, by delivering affordable tablet PCs with free bundled internet access and good quality educational content. Touching the lives of the children of the Khushi Rainbow Homeprovides us the motivation to continue striving further.Our journey thatstarted in 2011 with the development of the Aakash tablet computer continues with our upcoming launch of the world’s most affordable data plans.As we look atDigital India, it is imperative that benefits of improved access to technology and internet reach the very bottom of the pyramid. We believe that digitalisation should be integrated with the larger objective of meeting the long-term development goals at the grassroots level.”
Mr. Navdeep Bains Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development said, “I am pleased to be a part of such an amazing initiative by DataWind. This is a prime example of how technology developed in Canada can empower India’s masses with better quality education and a good representation of a Canadian company embracing the Government of Canada’s inclusive approach to innovation. The skills the children using these tablets will gain will help them thrive in tomorrow’s economy.”
Based in Okhla, Khushi Rainbow Home was established in 2008 and the 100-odd girls here mostly belong to the homeless clusters around the Old Delhi area. This home provides shelter and reprieve to several girls that are rescued by child protection agencies, by way of being engaged in abusive domestic labor, lost or abandoned from their homes, abducted or sold for sex-work, and also children who have run away from threatening and abusive environments.
DataWind, Inc. is a leader in providing affordable mobile Internet connectivity in emerging markets. The company’s patented, cloud-based technology reduces up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing, providing a broadband experience on any network — even on legacy 2G networks that are still prevalent in developing countries. DataWind also provides economical smart phones and tablets that come bundled with one year of unlimited web access, making it the largest tablet provider in India. DataWind’s unique solution offers broad social and economic benefits for the billions of people around the world for whom an Internet connection was previously out of reach. DataWind is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: DW). For more information visit www.datawind.com