SoochnaPreneur program to train rural women entrepreneurs in New Delhi, India

Between 2016 and 2019, DEF’s digital entrepreneurs are expected to serve 350,000 individuals. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Between 2016 and 2019, DEF’s digital entrepreneurs are expected to serve 350,000 individuals. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

The Digital Empowerment Foundation non-profit organization from New Delhi, India, will train 100 rural women entrepreneurs over the year. Participants will receive training in a variety of communication based tools to handle devices, generate content, build platforms and access online services.

For a second year, the SoochnaPreneur program will identify and train women entrepreneurs to set up Rural Information Service Centers to generate value out of data. While basic digital skills are a common target for programs addressing the needs of indigenous communities, SoochnaPreneur seeks to provide technology capabilities to serve citizens with access to government information and digital services.

Participants from the training curriculum also receive access to the “MeraApp” mobile application to access government information related to rural community entitlements.

The program is supported by private funding from Qualcomm.

Source: LiveMint