Kolkata, August 30, 2017: Sahaj e-Village Limited (“Sahaj”), a Srei initiative, today announced the launch of Sahaj e-Siksha Partner, a unique prepaid franchisee model offering e-learning services in the remotest corners of India. The first Sahaj e-Siksha Partner centre was inaugurated today byMr. Sanjay Nandrajog, CEO, Sahaj in Baruipur, a suburb in the outskirts of Kolkata.
Initially, the programme will be rolled out in 25 centres across the country. Soon, the programme will be available in every district where Sahaj has a presence. Sahaj currently has 67000 centres across 23 states and union territories.
The initiative is expected to unleash a new wave of e-learning across rural and semi-urban geographies, empowering and educating millions of youth in the process. Sahaj e-Siksha Partner offers 45 unique courses, which will be customised for rural groups. The courses includes basic computer education, bridging courses for graduation, courses in soft skill development, distance MBA courses and many more. The company has also tied up with a few reputed e-learning portals like School Guru and Uttaron, and Sahaj partners will have the option to offer relevant courses from these portals as well.
The course fee starts at Rs 100 making it affordable for every rural household. Sahaj e-Siksha Partner will also introduce unique propositions such as job guarantee courses where the candidate will only start paying the course fee after securing a job.
Sahaj will partner with infrastructure ready institutions such as schools, NGOs, etc. for this new e-learning programme.
Commenting on the launch of Sahaj e-Siksha Partner, Mr.Sanjay Nandrajog, CEO, Sahaj, said: “Sahaj has been committed to bridging the urban-rural digital divide and create a strong IT infrastructure in rural India. Sahaj e-Siksha Partner aims to empower rural youth of our country through affordable education and offer them sustainable livelihood options. This will result in all-inclusive growth and development of our nation.”