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15 ATC STEM Labs opened in Bihar Government schools

ATC CSR Foundation India, the CSR arm of American Tower Corporation (ATC) India has reached a significant milestone of launching 200 Digital Communities across India

PATNA, Dec 21 (The CONNECT) - ATC CSR Foundation India (ATC CSRFI), the CSR arm of American Tower Corporation (ATC) India has reached a significant milestone of launching 200 Digital Communities across India.

With the opening of 15 ATC STEM Labs in the Government schools of Bihar, ATC CSRFI has taken yet another step in the direction to achieve its objective of creating Digital Communities to provide greater access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in areas where the internet remains limited.

Typically located at or near the base of an American Tower site, Digital Communities are places where people of all ages gain access to the internet. Based on local needs, Digital Communities provide educational, healthcare, financial and career development services with an aim to improve quality of life through connectivity.

After successfully launching Digital Learning Centres with Self Learning Kiosks and Career Development Centres across the country, ATC CSRFI has broadened its e-education reach by launching ATC STEM Labs in more than 50 schools in UP and Bihar. ATC CSRFI is seeking to collaborate with partners to not only help with this effort of promoting digital literacy and other essential services, such as healthcare and financial inclusion.

Amit Sharma, Special Advisor to the CEO, ATC expressed his happiness at the achievement  and said “we are committed to scaling our program to positively impact our local communities by way of strategic partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, NGOs and other trusted partners.”

ATC’s Digital Communities program globally has successfully impacted more than 130,000 beneficiaries.

American Tower, one of the large global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of approximately 219,000 communications sites.

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