World on Wheels program to reach 6,400 villages in rural India

A new program launched by HP computing company will build 48 digital inclusion learning labs to teach digital literacy in rural India. The HP “World on Wheels” initiative will attempt to empower people from remote regions and support the national Digital India strategy.

The program is expected to support 6,400 Indian villages and impact more than 15 million people over a period of six years. Some of the skills that will be taught in the digital literacy centers are programming, entrepreneurship and training for taking advantage of other existent community services.

The HP World on Wheels digital inclusion labs will provide specialized equipment for users, access to internet, software suites and additional e-learning tools for classrooms. The infrastructure will be utilized following the guidance from available government programs.

According to Rajiv Srivastava, India Managing Director, “Quality education for all is critical to ensure fast economic and social development of India and we need to think beyond brick and mortar solutions and use technology to educate and skill all.”

 Additional Sources: Swarajyamag