Jodinda-Bhojpura is located in Phagi Tehsil, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Jodinda is under Panchala gram panchayat along with other 5 villages. This panchayat has 235 families with 1662 people. Facilities like Anganwadi, Primary Health Centre and Primary school are available in Jodinda but there is no connection of BSNL available here. Here, education boasts as being better than the other rural areas of India but lacks awareness about higher education among girls. Despite of many campaigns held against child marriages in India, it is common practice here. Unemployment is a major issue among youth here.
But a girl named Vijayalakshmi is a great hope for this village as she fights against child marriages. DEF, Delhi decided to support this social warrior and educate these villagers by establishing CIRC.
Keeping this in mind, a CIRC centre was started on 2nd February, 2014 for the welfare of Jodinda people. Recently, 15 students are enrolled in this centre. Centre is facilitated with 5 computers, laser printer, digital camera and internet. Now people can get information about their rights, get a photocopy, obtain computer education, book railway/bus tickets etc. Computer education is now easily available for girls in their own village on less expense. Discussion about physical development and social work with girls in every Sunday is held to aware them.
Villagers are very excited and happy to get CIRC in their area. This is the best opportunity for villagers who are digital illiterate. Ex-Sarpanch Ganga Singh and ex-president of village Ram Sahay Swami have largely appreciated this effort. “ Ye to bahut hi achha kar diya aap logo ne, ab gaon ki chhoriyaan bhi computer sikh javeghhi, kyonki ab unhe kahi dur nahi jana padega’’ these are the words of Bhanwari Devi when she touched the laptop first time and typed her name. People are supporting very well and show interest in CIRC.
In future, English learning course will be started for students at CIRC so that they can get more benefit of internet service. For women self-employment Centre is planning to give sewing machines to women. Centre provides ‘Rojgar Patrika’ so that youth can get information about jobs and other opportunities.