Last year, Samsung DigitAll Hope supported two organisations- Development
Alternatives and National Centre for Promotion of Employment of
Disabled people (NCPEDP). Development Alternatives set up The
Hope Incubator Project, a fund designed to help young first
time entrepreneurs successfully run their own business.
Modelled as a revolving fund, it was used to promote entrepreneurs
in setting up IT based training centres in eight remote villages
in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. NCPEDP's
programme provided scholarships to 22 brilliant disabled students
studying in engineering colleges and institutes. It also put up
a Disability Placement Unit for training and mentoring disabled
people in need of jobs.