Panaji: The Goa Church and a business chamber are coming together in a unique initiative to harness the talent of school and college dropouts.
The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Manguirish Pai Raikar said the state's apex business body and the Church would be employing dropouts to operate the Microsoft promoted information and communication technology (ICT) kiosks named 'Saksham', which allow people from places, cut off from urban centres to avail the benefits of technology.
"We are tying up with schools of the Diocesan Society of Education to set up the Saksham kiosks. We hope this will help harness the talents who unfortunately drop out of schools and colleges," Raikar said.
"The Church in Goa plays a very important role in the education field and more particularly in the technical education field. The chamber plans to draw a detailed programme in consultation with various Church-controlled educational institutions and take this initiative further," Raikar said.