Youths with limited education and economically disadvantaged background cannot afford to invest in training that would help them develop technology skills, improve interpersonal skills and gain professional development exposure, which new global economy demands. This impacts their ability to jumpstart careers in technology sectors, find jobs that pay well, establish viable self-employment ventures, and stay employed and productive in a changing economy. We train and equip socially and economically isolated young population with the means of gaining productive employment and accessing economic opportunities so they stay technically competent in a new global economy.

Objectives:
  • Offer training courses on digital literacy, soft skills, learning skills and workplace leadership skills at affordable prices.
  • Build partnerships with community organizations to establish training centers in underserved communities for training and professional development
  • Provide career coaching, professional development guidance, on-the-job training opportunities and placement assistance

Outreach & Awareness

Motivating people to adopt IT in everyday life is a necessity, especially for people with low-literacy level, who are at risk of being excluded from the mainstream economics due to their inability to acquire necessary IT and professional development skills. In recent years, more and more youths have started using smart phones, the Internet and social media to participate in social, political, educational and economic activities. But that also raised a challenge of using safely and responsibly.

Objectives:
  • Reach out to youth with limited education, skills gap and limited experience with IT to offer digital literacy and soft skills training.
  • Conduct campaigns, workshops or information sessions on topics such as digital writing, Internet adoption, Internet safety, e-commerce, and educational technologies (for teachers and parents) in schools, colleges and communities neighboring the digital centers

Online Public Media

Internet and relevant information technologies enable acces to public purpose information on a range of topics including science, technology, healthcare, education, lifestyle, commerce, agriculture, and environment. The problem is most of the public purpose information is in English- which is a preferred language of a few elites in the Indian society. That means a vast majority of population is still alien to the online knowledge that can make a difference in their lives. Further, having been owned and managed mostly by publishers outside India, these knowledge bases do not contain information that is relevant to the needs of local population.

Objectives:
  • Design, develop, maintain and promote localized online content in Indian languages.
  • Assist global content development agencies in the localization of best-practiced global information.
  • Build alliance with academic, research and scientific institutions to translate quality instructional contents in Indian languages.
  • Assist local charities, govt. agencies and other small social enterprises in developing and maintaining their online presence.
  • Engage with community stakeholders in the process of online content creation and information dissemination.