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Ashish helps students learn computer skills 

16 September 2015

Ashish Dabral, a BT project manager is one of the first winners of this year’s BT Chairman’s Awards.

The BT Chairman’s Awards recognise and celebrate our people who go the extra mile for their local community, or whose actions contribute to our commitment of being a responsible, sustainable business, or support our purpose, “To use the power of communications to make a better world”.

Ashish has started several initiatives in the remote Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India. Since January 2014, working with the OMSOHAM Human Welfare Charitable Trust he has started an Information Communication Technology centre for rural under-privileged students, a Common Services centre for rural village people run by the students of this centre and a Primary Education centre in English for young children in remote villages.

Ashish Dabral with a group of school children

So far, he has helped educate 70 students on the fundamentals of computing and other more advanced skills. Every weekend he travels 310 kilometres from his office to Uttarakhand to teach IT and project management to rural students and his target is to educate 500 more students in the next year by extending the reach of the technology centre to several other remote villages.

Thanks to Ashish’s efforts the OMSOHAM Human Welfare Charitable Trust will receive £500 from us.