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“Their disability disappears…”

by Carlos González Mayans, a Spanish university volunteer with UNV in Kolkata, India

It was about two months ago that I came to know about the NGO Uddami. For more than 10 years they have been providing computer education free of cost to poor youth from Kolkata.

Uddami student Raja Mohan Das (far left) peer-to-peer teaching with other deaf people. "This way of teaching seems to be the best," says Carlos Mayans. (UNV)

They were teaching the use of all the main business management software, like the Microsoft Office suite. They were looking for a partnership with the private sector to give their students some kind of certification after the completion of their courses, which might help them to get jobs. Becoming a Cisco Local Academy could help, I said. read more…