World Computer Literacy Day

Each year on the 2nd of December, around the World, the World Computer Literacy Day has been celebrated. This day emerged from the constant need to raising the awareness and to drive digital literacy underserved communities worldwide. It is a day when we promote technological achievements, and skills. The special aim is on children and women. It aims to inspire them to learn more about computers and how they can make their lives easier.


World Computer Literacy Day – A brief history

World Computer Literacy Day was originally founded by the Indian company NIIT. The company wanted to celebrate their 20th anniversary back in 2001. Next year, on the 2nd of December the first World Computer Literacy Day was celebrated.

About Computers and World Computer Literacy Day

Rapidly evolving technology and digital revolution of the modern era resulted that computer have become an essential part of our lives. The computers are dealing with daily business needs, they allow us to process and calculate vast amount of data “in a blink of an eye”, and that is just a fraction of the computer’s applications.
Bill Gates described very well how the computers affected our lives:

"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user." -Bill Gates

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