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Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust is a non-profit, apolitical, non-partisan registered Charitable Trust (Trust Deed# 3258 dated 22nd Feb, 2002) with its head office at Delhi. The Foundation has been actively engaged in advocating, designing and implementing innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enabled initiatives to help meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The Foundation targets women, economically and socially disadvantaged communities and youth in India and other developing countries. Gender equality, youth empowerment and poverty alleviation integrated with all round development of the communities are the key goals of the Trust.


Our work spans:

  • Advocacy and sensitization.

  • Capacity building and specialized training programs.

  • Marketing and Business linkages.

  • Partnership building and knowledge sharing amongst the stakeholders.

  • Dialogue and network consolidation.

  • Good governance.

  • ICT enablers applied by the Foundation for its work in Skills Enhancement, Health and Education include: Computers and Internet, Community Radio, Internet Radio and Video, Direct Response Radio, Video and Direct Response TV, Internet, Mobile and Regular Telephony, Satellite based communications, Cable TV.



   Mrs. Vimla Sharma

(1932 - 1994)



We owe Datamation Foundation’s formation to the vision and un-abiding commitment for the poor and women of late Mrs Vimla Sharma. Her concerns for the poor and marginalized Indian women prior to Independence and in the post-Independent India;  rising inequality, marginalization of the poor and disadvantaged, helped us formulate our development strategy.

 Our resolve of accelerating our work for the poor and women further consolidated after her untimely death battling against cancer in 1994.

  • An international think-tank on  Climate Change & Natural Resource Management, Gender and Skills Development established in 2001.

  • Winner of two National Awards of the Govt. of India—Silver Icon on Exemplary ICT Leadership & Achievement

  • Experienced Development Professionals have been nominated to the Board.   Some of these are: Mrs. Sarita Sharma, Dr.  Mondira Dutta, Mr. Som Trivedi and Mr. Chetan Sharma



Special permission has been sought from the Govt. of India for nominating few International Development Experts on the Foundation’s Board.

Full-time staff & Volunteer staff of 55+ 10 Centres operational.

Sounding Accounting & Transparent Accounting.

Permanent FCRA.

Advocate, Implement Development Programs & Demonstrate significant policy pointer the Global &  National level aligned with the UN SDG.


The Foundation also designs and implements innovative economic empowerment and livelihood initiatives supported with effective health, education, nutrition, climate change & natural resources management, agriculture, skilling targeted towards women and marginalized communities. 



We are really grateful to all the organizations who have partnered with us in our initiatives. Their support has helped us in forwarding our mission with efficiency and speed.

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Department of Social Welfare, Govt. Of N
UP Mahila Kalyan Nigam Ltd, Govt. Of U.P
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Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Ente
Department of Training & Technical Educa
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Ministry of Labor & Employment, Govt. Of
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Department of Food and Civil Supply, Con
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Ministry of Women and Child Development,
Ministry of Health & Female Welfare, Gov
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UP State Aids Control Society, Govt. Of
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National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. Of I
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Department of Gram Panchyatiraj, Govt. O
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