The Foundation owes its formation to the inspirational life and struggles of Late Mrs. Vimla Sharma. Her deep concern and commitment towards the economically and socially disadvantaged people especially women and youth; led to the formation of the Trust by her son Chetan.
Chetan Sharma, Founder of Datamation one of India’s respected and reputed Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) has contributed significantly to ICT4Development Sector in India and in a large number of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Datamation’s contribution towards mass-scale employment opportunities creation in India’s ICT sector has been recognized by a large number of International organizations viz. the World Technology Network, Harvard Business School, UN ICT Task Force, Global Junior Challenger, Commonwealth of Learning, infoDev—IICD International Stories Competition and the Global Knowledge Partnership.
The innovative public-private partnership program deployed by Datamation deploys advanced ICT training and mentoring for extending job opportunities to women from the socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This case study may be viewed at: http://www.digitaldividend.org/knwldge_bank/knwldge_bank_01_data.htm
He serves on the National Apex Committee setup by the Government of India on E-governance; mandated to examine E-readiness and E-assessment of Govt. Departments and the public infrastructure for E-governance. He also serves on various Civil Society Groups under the aegis of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).