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NETENT and Deepalaya spreading happiness amongst youth

Ravi Pahuja 09-Mar-2018

NETENT and Deepalaya spreading happiness amongst youth

Twenty five students enrolled in Dwarka VTC will never forget 22nd day of August when they finally met their sponsor parents from Sweden. They had never ever chatted with a foreigner. And most of the girls had never stepped out of the area they live in.  They had never imagined that they would be so wanted.

Children who had never seen a computer, forget touching it were enrolled in the centre, thanks to NetEnt, who agreed to sponsor the computer education of these children. The company was introduced to Deepalaya by Nagarro, a Gurgaon-based software solution company. Ever since, the team got in touch with us they were very enthusiastic to meet the children whom they have sponsored.

Finally, the much-awaited day arrived when the Chief Executive of NETENT, Mr.  Per Eriksson alongwith his two colleagues — Asa Bredin and Pontus Johnsson — and a few representatives from Nagarro visited Deepalaya Sanjay Colony on 22nd August 2017.

NETENT is the world’s largest gaming software company with its headquarters in Sweden and a strong arm in Malta.  The visitors were given a traditional welcome with two little girls from the Center applying tika on their forehead. They were then escorted to the library, where Mr. A J Philip, Secretary & Chief Executive, Ms. Jaswant Kaur, Director CRM and Ms. Shikha Pal, Manager Education briefed the team about Deepalaya and how their support will help these children in marching towards self-reliance.

After the discussion, they went around the centre and visited every classroom. Since they had come for a short trip and could not spare much time to visit Dwarka, all the 25 students were brought to Sanjay Colony.

While interacting with the students Mr. Eriksson was surprised to know that many of them had not even touched computers before they enrolled themselves for the six-month course. They wished luck to the children and motivated them.

Mr. Eriksson hoped that some of them would become entrepreneurs in information technology. The team brought a large quantity of chocolates, biscuits and toffees for all the children, which was distributed to all children enrolled in different programs.

This is what Per Eriksson wrote in the visitors’ book “Thank you so much for showing us around your school. You show fantastic passion around education that I really admire. We’re proud to be sponsoring you”


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