HP's founders firmly believed that technology should not only create value for customers and shareholders—but also for society. As our founder David Packard said, “The betterment of society is not a job to be left to a few; it’s a responsibility to be shared by all.” This commitment is fully ingrained in HP's Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and culture, as it creates new possibilities for technology to help individuals, businesses and communities thrive. Today, India is vibrant with innovative ideas in the field of usage of Information Technology and is keen to see that the fruits of this new technology brings happiness and changes the plight of millions living in remotest part of the nation who are still deprived of this access to the digital world.
HP is working to change this dynamic for millions of people in rural India. Building on its focus to empower people, wherever they are, to build a more prosperous life, HP has committed to develop, IT-enabled digital inclusion and learning solutionsto reach these underserved populations. The program aims to reach 6,400 Indian villages, impacting more than 15 million people over the next six years. The solutions will allow individuals to gain access to digital literacy, digital education resources, IT skills development, access to common public services, telemedicine, entrepreneurship training, remote trainings and many more.
The project is part of HP’s global initiative to create opportunities in underserved communities and empower people everywhere to build a better, more prosperous life. It also supports the Indian government’s Digital India initiative to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.