Facebook launches digital skilling and mentorship initiative- GOAL

07 Feb,2019

By A Correspondent

 

In a bid to empower more women with digital know how and new age skill sets, Facebook announced GOAL- Going Online As Leaders, a programme aimed at inspiring, guiding and encouraging tribal girls from across India to become village-level digital young leaders for their communities. Spanning across West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, the initiative seeks to nurture and train young girls from India’s tribal heartland across three core areas – digital literacy, life skills, leadership and entrepreneurship.

 

Said Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, Facebook -India, South & Central Asia: “The internet, especially social media over the past few years has emerged as one of the most powerful tools for empowering women from across India’s diverse social economic backgrounds and varied cultural roots. With GOAL, we seek to make the digital medium more accessible and usable for young girls from our resource rich but economically weak tribal communities in the country. We are confident that this network of learners will employ these skills as a means of social and economic elevation for themselves and drive change making in their communities.”

 

 

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