Solar-powered mobile computer lab provides digital training for youth in rural India

Edimpact Project by PR Newswire

Edimpact Project by PR Newswire

Edimpact, an education technology organization based in Jharkhand, India, developed a mobile computer lab that is powered by solar energy. The aim of this project is to provide digital literacy training for youth in rural regions that commonly lack basic internet infrastructure.

The vehicle was designed to provide energy and Wi-Fi connectivity for five laptops, and one desktop computer. It is enabled to provide services for 6 to seven students and contains an energy backup for up to 7 hours. The training will cover topics such as computer basics, internet, emailing, cyber security, productivity programs, and using cashless transactions.

According to Fr. Noble George from Don Bosco partner organization, the Project Surya Kiran vehicle “will help providing skill development training in rural areas through video conferencing and practical knowledge.

The first phase of the project will take place through October-November 2018 in Jharkhand, Odisha and Assam.

Source: PR Newswire