Google India and Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced to increase their joint programme “internet Saathi” that brings virtual literacy to the doorsteps of girls in four more states inside the united states of america.
The programme will now be to be had in West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. released in 2015, it already covers nine states in India, which include villages in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
“net usage with the aid of ladies in rural areas maintains to remain a assignment. best one in 10 internet users in rural India is a female. With this programme, we’re developing an enabling surroundings that empowers them while also bridging the generation gender divide,” said Sapna Chadha, head of advertising, Google India, in a announcement.
underneath the programme, Google offers devices and schooling fabric to the “Saathis” who then impart education to the agricultural community of their very own and neighbouring villages.
The very last roll out of the programme and the education of grasp running shoes is overseen and facilitated through Tata Trusts via its field partners at the ground.
“Of India’s 350 million internet users, nearly one hundred million stay in the rural parts of the usa. of those, most effective 10 million are women. we are overjoyed that beneath the ‘net Saathi’ initiative, we’ve reached a milestone of education a hundred,000 ladies in less than a yr,” added Ganesh Neelam, head-innovation, at Tata Trusts.
The initiative aims to empower rural girls and groups to facilitate digitally literacy by means of making them aware about the advantages of net and the services they could use for his or her diverse wishes, the announcement stated.