Empowering Underprivileged Girls: Computer Literacy Center

Empowering Underprivileged Girls: Computer Literacy Center

Following the world's emergence from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of computer literacy has become more pronounced than ever. It has accelerated the transformation of education, rendering computer skills indispensable for all. Online classes, digital resources, and collaborative platforms have swiftly become the new standard.

Empowering underprivileged girls with computer skills dismantles barriers hindering their progress. Access to technology serves as a gateway to knowledge, skills, and myriad opportunities, enabling them to dream big and chart their own paths. Moreover, as these girls acquire computer literacy, they become catalysts for change within their communities. Armed with knowledge, they inspire others, break cycles of poverty, and pave the way for a brighter future.

In pursuit of equality and empowerment, SETU, our esteemed partner organization in India, has established a computer literacy program for underprivileged rural women and girls in collaboration with DSS, Odisha. The setup comprises five desktop computers, tables, chairs, and other essential accessories. The selected girls are either dropouts from colleges or pursuing degrees in college, all hailing from economically disadvantaged communities.

The training will encompass various fundamental computer courses such as Paint and Notepad, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet browsing. These foundational skills will enable the girls to pursue job-oriented advanced courses like PG-DCA, DTP, and Tally in the future. Additionally, advanced job-oriented courses will be introduced based on demand in the subsequent stages.

The overarching goal is to transform the setup into a learning, career counseling, and placement center for girls and women artisans. By providing accessible computer literacy and job-oriented courses, we aim to significantly enhance employability prospects and foster awareness within these communities.

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