In July 2021, McCoy Soudal initiated a CSR (corporate social responsibility) programme called "Pragati" with Youthreach in Bithwana village of Rewari district. The programme aimed to promote digital literacy among rural students in Bithwana and its neighbouring villages, namely Kamalpur, Bhawadi, and Gajjiwas.
In 2022, the Pragati programme expanded its focus to include life skills training alongside digital literacy. This initiative is presently being implemented at the Government Senior School in Bithwana Village and continues to be ongoing.
The Pragati Digital Literacy Centre currently offers a four-month Certificate Course in Active Basic IT (CCAB). Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded a certification from the NIIT Foundation, validating their achievement. To date, more than 264 students have successfully completed their courses at the centre.
The Youthreach Life Skills Curriculum, known as "Passport to Success," is being implemented to provide a structured training process aimed at equipping youth and students with the skills necessary for employment and entrepreneurship.
Since July 2022, we have successfully reached out to over 267 students through the programme.