Oracle Supported CRCs

The Community Resource Centers (CRCs) are the grassroots level centre at Panchayat/village level and each CRCs are reaching out to about 5-6 villages. These centers are managed by trained women from the local community. Each CRC is equipped with two computers, internet connection, printer, UPS, interactive multimedia content in DVDs, web/digital camera, etc. The CRCs are benefiting community through e-services catering to the needs of school going children, youth, women and farmers.

Philanthropically, Oracle is committed to using its resources to advance education, protect the environment and enrich the community life. DHAN Foundation one of the pioneer NGOs using ICT for poverty reduction and community development. Both the Oracle objective of supporting Community Development and DHAN ICT Programme objective of Poverty reduction and Community development has got coincided, merged and got shape as ICT Enabled Community Resource Center project initiative in Natham Block of Dindigul District, TAMIL NADU, INDIA. With the Support of Oracle, DHAN Foundation has established 7 Community Resource Centers and one Coordinating Hub Center in Natham Block of Dindigul District of TAMIL NADU.

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CRC Establishment

The Following chart shows the spread of the CRCs in Natham Block of Dindigul District, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

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Dindigul - Natham


The Red Colour dots specifies the CRCs and the Yellow Colour Pentagon at the Center specifies the Hub Center

Objectives of the Community Resource Centers (CRCs)

The following are objectives of the Community Resource Centers

Launching of CRCs

On the same day (01, July, 2016), the CRCs were got formally launched through Video Conference from a single place (Mahal) in the presence of more than 500 peoples (Farmers and Women from different villages).  Dr. Sanjeevi, DGM, NABRAD Launched the Centers through Video Conference from the Mahal. He interacted with villagers at the CRCs through Video Conference.  People organized at the Mahal were also felt happy and participated in interaction with the villagers through the e-Conference on that day. The Launching Programme was covered in most of the local news papers.
CRC Launching