Google India’s ‘Internet Saathi programme to empower rural women

Google India’s ‘Internet
Saathi’ programme aimed to
empower rural women on
how to use the Internet has
now added two more states
Punjab and Odisha. With this,
the programme has now
reached 2.6 lakh villages in
20 states

Launched as a pilot project in
2015, along with Tata Trusts,
‘Internet Saathi’ programme
focuses on educating women
on how to use the Internet.

These women, in turn, impart
training to other women in
their community and
neighbouring villages.

In the four-year journey,
trained 70,000 “Internet
Saathis” are using the
Internet to drive positive
change in their communities
and have already benefited
over 2.6 crore fellow women.

Neha Barjatya, Chief Internet
Saathi, Google India, said that
it is remarkable to see the
passion of women in rural
India, who are learning about
the Internet, not just for their
own needs but for their
families, kids and their
communities

Courtsey:AIR news