Mr. Anand Tawker, General Manager-Asia Pacific Region, e-inclusion and Emerging Market Solutions, Hewlett-Packard, Vancouver, USA and Mr. A.Sharat, Project Officer,

Past Partners, Donors & Supporters

  • World Corps, USA
  • IDRC, Canada
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Grameen Technology Centre


World Corps was founded in 1998 by Dwight Wilson of USA, Miguel Raimilla of Chile, Joseph Maruthi of Kenya, Ags Geverola of The Philippines, Praveen Kumar Pridhvi and Deepa Anandakrishnan of India who had experience in youth service, environmental and cross cultural exchange programmes and wanted to initiate programmes in their respective countries that focused on Digital Divide. World Corps India began its work in 2001 in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh with a focus on Digital Divide. WCI supported the setting up of Community Information Centres that are owned and operated by underserved youth from Kuppam  with support from World Corps USA, Hewlett Packard and Government of Andhra Pradesh. Since 2005,

Poverty is multi-sided due to lack of opportunity and empowerment among low-income groups of India.World Corps India is concerned about poverty, particularly the lack of access to opportunities and skills especially among women of the low income groups in India.

Government of Andhra Pradesh

With the support of Government of Andhra Pradesh, World Corps India facilitated setting up of 15 Community Information Centres (CICs) at the 5 Mandal Headquarters of Kuppam Constituency, Chittoor District. Kuppam Constituency comprises of 5 mandals/blocks of Kuppam, Gudupalli, Rama Kuppam, Santhi Puram and Venkatagiri Kota.

The project has trained 25 underserved youth. The CIC’s are functioning well and have started repaying their loans. World Corps India continues to monitor the CICs performance and provide demand-based interventions to the entrepreneurs of the CICs for business sustainability.