To bridge the digital gender divide and inculcate the entrepreneurial skills in women, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and CAF India (ORACLE) have joined hands to empower and aspire women from rural hinterlands.
In India, only 63 percent of women own a mobile phone due to economic barriers and cultural norms to girl’s owing a mobile phone and laptop whereas only 21 per cent women are internet users which often exacerbates inequalities like access to information, economic opportunities and networking as compare to men.
The purpose of this program is to reach as many rural women as possible. DEF is dedicated to train these women to develop digital skills and nurture their entrepreneurial skills. DEF will help establish 10 Digital Rural Makerspaces at Community Information Centres (CICs) in Bihar and Jharkhand which will be led by 10 women entrepreneurs, these spaces will train and mentor a community of 5000 youth thinkers, makers and builders.
Major Objectives of this project are:
- Recce and Baseline of the community locations.
- Set up 10 Women- Led Centres and Conduct training and capacity building
- Establish partnerships and linkages in the community
- Providing Digital Literacy, Digital Services and Citizen Services.