Kathmandu: BlinkNow, a global nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved children, and SmartWorks Technology Partners, a leading provider of software development and developer staffing services in the technology sector, have joined forces to offer the children of Kopila Valley, in rural Nepal, new and enhanced opportunities in the field of technology.
Under this strategic partnership, both organizations have committed to providing exposure, mentorship, and practical education to the students BlinkNow serves via their nonprofit Kopila Valley School. Kopila Valley provides a free, high-quality education to children who are the most in need in the region.
BlinkNow and Smartworks will help Kopila Valley students explore potential careers in the technology field, providing new opportunities in an underprivileged region and also expanding the skilled labor force to meet the ever-growing demands of technology companies around the world.
This partnership will include guest speakers and mentorship from current technology professionals, curriculum development, and practical hands-on courses for students. Smartworks will also offer internship programs to qualified candidates, recruiting events to connect companies with job candidates, and collaboration with higher learning institutions.
Maggie Doyne, CEO of BlinkNow Foundation, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Smartworks Technology Partners to provide our children with valuable opportunities in the technology field. This partnership will help them to pursue their dreams and create a brighter future,” she said.
Sunbid Shrestha, CEO of SmartWorks Technology Partners, shared his excitement, saying, “We believe in the potential of the children at Kopila Valley and are committed to supporting their educational journey. By offering mentorship, internships, and practical education, we aim to equip them with the skills needed to thrive in the technology industry.”
Through this collaboration, BlinkNow Foundation and SmartWorks Technology Partners aim to inspire and encourage Kopila Valley students to pursue technology-focused education, opening doors to a world of possibilities and allowing them to shape their own futures.
SmartWorks Technology Partners is a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services in the technology sector. With a focus on bridging the gap between developing countries and US-based organizations, SmartWorks aims to create opportunities and empower individuals to thrive in the technology industry. The BlinkNow Foundation provides an education and a loving, caring home for impoverished and at-risk children. The foundation also provides community outreach to reduce poverty, empower women, improve health, and encourage sustainability and social justice. It fulfills its mission by providing financial support and management oversight to the Kopila Valley Children’s Home and Kopila Valley School in Surkhet, Nepal. In addition to the home and school, Kopila Valley runs a Health & Wellness program, Women’s Center, Home for At-Risk Students, Futures Career Readiness Program, and integrated Sustainability Program across all initiatives.