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Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2006/08/10 - Prayas is a small effort by the employees of e-Zest Solutions, an Offshore Software Development Company, to bring positive changes in the lives of the underprivileged..
"We should count ourselves among the lucky ones. We have all that we need and much more. But there are millions whose lives in darkness and despair".
Prayas is a small effort by the employees of e-Zest Solutions, an Offshore Software Development Company, to bring positive changes in the lives of the underprivileged. Mr. Devendra Deshmukh, CEO at e-Zest Solutions, believes that the lack of education is at the root of several problems afflicting our society. It is a serious impediment to development and improvement in quality of life of rural India. The new born social activity group, e-Zest’s Prayas, aims to make a positive difference in this area.
'Prayas' is a Hindi word, derived from Sanskrit, meaning Endeavor. The name of a group represents the spirit behind its formation, purpose and activities. The group wish to make an effort and contribution towards improving the level and spread of education and information in rural area.
Prayas has identified two major activities under this umbrella. First is Computer Education in rural area and the other is Cultural Awareness & Recreational activity. Actiing on the first one, last Saturday, group members went to Pirangut village school near Pune and tried to interact with students and spared some time with them for awareness of computer and explained them importance of computer. Mr. Umesh Kulkarni, Business Development Manager, who was heading this group said, "It was really encouraging response from the Headmaster and students. This is only start and we are planning to implement the same in another 55 schools".
Prayas wants to direct its efforts towards meaningful and sustainable improvements instead of temporary relief. The projects and activities supported by Prayas are focused on planned human and social development instead of random charity. It has done tie-up with Sarvangin Vikas Sanstha to offer training and awareness of computer education to rural schools.
This program is an initiative by e-Zest Solutions, which is an Offshore software development company. The company is expertise in Custom software development and Healthcare solutions. Company believes as a community it has a responsibility to help disadvantaged members of the society to lead a better life and look forward to a brighter future.