Laxmi’s journey from tailor to Covid Warrior

The Covid-19 crisis is expected to have a lasting economic effect on many low-income communities across the country, especially in rural India. The lockdown led to a halt in the main source of livelihood for many families in villages, making survival tough. Most people struggled to find an alternate source of income and lack of training or knowledge became a big hindrance. DEF’s digital resource center in Thikkavanipalem village in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatanam district stood up to the dire situation and under the initiative’s livelihood pillar conducted digital trainings and workshops for the local population which helped them earn a decent living amid the pandemic.

Covid-19 Digital Foot-Soldier

The global healthcare crisis has led to the decline of multiple sectors across countries and communities. Stories about families unable to perform last rights, hospitals reaching patient capacity, unavailability of hospital beds, exhausted and overworked healthcare workers, migrants travelling long distances to reach home, among gut wrenching incidents of apathy have made our realities somber.…

To make learning more engaging with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence–powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home device. Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. DEF has partnered with Google and have Selected Assistant Community Leads (ACLs) to drive digital literacy initiative with access to information with Google Assistant. “Assistant Community Leads…

Smartpur centers celebrate World Menstrual Hygiene Day

On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Smartpur teams across 100 locations in India ensured awareness, tackled myths and taboos surrounding menstruation through discussions and activities both online and offline. The team of Kurumalai, TamilNadu, showed solidarity by wearing bracelet made up of beads. They further discussed about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Day along with the…

कोविड-19 के लॉकडाउन के कारण दिल्ली के प्रवासी कामगारों को न तो नौकरी है और न ही सामाजिक सुरक्षा; विशेषज्ञ कानूनी संरक्षण और राजनीतिक उदासीनता को ज़िम्मेदार मानते हैं.

“बीमारी से लड़ें कि भूखमरी से. अच्छा किसको लगता है जान जोखिम में डाल कर खाना लेना. घर भी जाना चाहे तो उसके लिए भी पैसे नहीं हैं.”