VIJAYAWADA: In a bid to enable members of the women SHGs in the state to effectively use IT-enabled services for better communication, quality production and optimum use of services being offered, the state government has taken up digital literacy programme.
The state government aims to make 11 lakh women in the state digital literates by end of the current fiscal and in that direction had taken up digital literacy training programme.
Addressing the inaugural of a five-day digital literacy training programme for members of women SHGs here Friday, Society of Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) director O Madhusudhan said the main objective is to see that women in the state do not lag behind in the digital age and are ready to use the digital tools to empower themselves.
He said three interested women from every district, who have some experience in computer operations and are aware of how to use IT-enabled services are being trained initially and such master trainers will train others in the district, mandal and village level, who in return will train others.
According to him the trainers will be given certificates by National Digital Library Mission (NDLM).
Intel Corporation representative Antony Francis Sazen said NDLM, rural development department, adult education department, Intel, Airtel together are conducting the programme, which is aimed to have the members of women SHGs in the state effectively utilise their smart phones and other digital devices to do successful business. He said the focus is on training core trainers, who will train others.
Project director D Chandrasekhara Raju said, in all, 140 core trainers have been selected for the training and they will take forward the digital revolution among the women in the state.