A vernacular computing initiative 'Matrubhasha', has been launched by Lenovo India as a part of its corporate social responsibility. This initiative is meant to enable school children to gain computer proficiency in their mother tongue, without even depending on English. Lenovo aims to break the language barrier and enable children to explore ideas and develop creativity in their mother tongue.
Matrubhasha project would involve the donation of 150 brand new Lenovo H series desktops, pre-installed with a unique vernacular computing software application called LooKeys. The LooKeys-enabled Lenovo PCs donated to government school libraries will allow children to learn computing programs in 12 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Konkani and Punjabi.
38 Akshara Foundation libraries in 35 Kannada Government schools and three Urdu Government schools across Bangalore would be the beneficiaries in this program. The school libraries with these Lenovo