The Hunger Project India Saves Time and Money While Empowering Others
In India, an estimated 25 percent of the population is hunger-stricken. The Hunger Project India aims to end this problem by implementing effective sustainable strategies and advocacy across India. Working in six states, (Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka), THP(I) supports people victimized by social suppression, empowering them to lead a better life.
To help sustain its activities, THP(I) relies on accurate data monitoring and reporting. The organization has been facing hurdles in data processing and collaboration because of non-licensed and outdated software. Moreover, the absence of effective antivirus applications further slowed down computers. THP(I) realized that there was a lack of uniformity and standardization in its infrastructure and that it had to act upon it immediately.
The Hunger Project India registered with NASSCOM Foundation's BiGTech program to upgrade its IT and software. The group especially benefited from the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, and QuickHeal antivirus software.
Staff members use Microsoft Access for their data evaluation and database management. While Microsoft Excel helps with preparation of financial reports and accounting, PowerPoint allows them to create appealing presentations for various programs. Moreover, QuickHeal antivirus wiped the systems clean of viruses and threats, which resulted in a faster and more streamlined functioning of the organization.
"Participating in the BiGTech program has had a positive outcome, as it helped us maintain uniform and streamlined operations, along with being a time and energy saver," says THP(I) program officer, Ms. Bharani Sundarajan. "We are thrilled to be associated with it."