In rural India, there is lack of digital access due high level of digital illiteracy. Google led digital initiative called Internet Saathi has expanded after partnering with Tata Trusts. The partnership was dubbed Internet Saathi 2.0 during a recent event held at New Delhi, India. The aim is to support females in rural India find sources of income with the means internet.
Internet Saathi along with the Foundation of Rural Entrepreneurship Development (FREND) which is a Tata Trusts initiative wants to provide a medium for women to find a source of employment via internet. Presently, there are around 12,000 internet saathis who are part of the recently a announced initiative, Since its inception in 2015, the Google led initiative has spread to 300,000 village all over India. The program focuses on making women in rural India digitally literate.
From digital literacy to digital livelihoods. Today, we’re announcing the expansion of the Internet Saathi program.
Introducing FREND. #NotATypo #GoogleForIndia #InternetSaathi pic.twitter.com/ccHTNy4P9G
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) December 5, 2017