Internet Saathis

Nov 26, 2018 By Admin

Launched in 2015 in collaboration with Tata Trusts, "Internet Saathi" focuses on educating women to use the Internet who then impart training to other women and kids in their community and neighboring villages.

Joining the Internet Saathi Programme is pretty simple. You get quick assistance from the Google Team who arrives at your location and train you for 3 days to become an Internet Saathi for others and help fellow women and children learn to access Internet. The Saathi is also given free Mobile Phone and Tablet along with 2 GB of Monthly Data by Google for free which is of worth Rs. 14000/- otherwise.

The programme has contributed towards bridging the digital gender divide in rural India with female to male ratio rising from one in 10 in 2015 to three in 10 in 2017, and has empowered over 15 million women in 13 states.

"In the last three years, the programme has not only contributed to improving the digital gender ratio but has become a major force of change in rural India — inspiring millions of women, their families to embrace the change and gain from the Internet in ways that we couldn't even imagine. The programme has now expanded to cover over 10,500 villages, spread across the new states of Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Telangana and will train around 1,000 Saathis.

Currently, the programme has a network of 48,000(approx) Internet Saathis, who are spread across the villages of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Goa, Karnataka and Telangana. Some 48,000 internet saathis’ have brought 11.5 million Indian Women online.

The Catch: the wards are only the use of Google Products.

Published by : RAKESH KANWAR & CO.
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