Mansoorpur is located in Bhaghawanpur Block in Vaishali district of Bihar. It is a small village with 1800 people of different communities residing. They mostly work in the farms as labourers and run micro business for their livelihood. Despite of high school and intermediate school, literacy rate is very low. Due to less awareness of higher education, youth here is suffering from unemployment and like other villages of Bihar, this village is also stepped in poverty.
Digital Empowerment Foundation, who is working for empowering rural India has started an initiative under the title CIR and impart digital literacy to population here. In April, 2007 centre was opened for villagers. It has 4 laptops, camera, printer and Xerox machine. It can render information on agriculture, govt. policies, weather which proves to be useful for farmers.
Centre conducts regular classes for students in which basic computer courses are taught. Internet service is provided to villagers for a minimal fee of Rs.10, so that they can avail services like photocopy, filling online application form and scanning. Till now 52 students have passed out from the centre and 42 students are under training. Now they are connected with digital world and have created many opportunities for their future.
We are planning to start English learning course for youth so that they can improve their communication skill and personality. Shortly we will have W4c programme at our centre.