Creating Community Leaders in Barabanki

Digital Empowerment Foundation has been working in the district of Barabanki for the last seven years. With one hub center in the village of Saidanpur, DEF has expanded to 60 villages in the district through their entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are digital trainers, digital service providers, weavers, teachers and community leaders who have made community development their primary goal.

The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics

DEF held a stakeholder’s discussion on “The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics” on 13th August 2021. The discussion focused on low access and connectivity issues, whether new internet applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and other platforms can be accelerated to overcome…

The power of Digital Technology

India is a diverse geopolitical and socio-economic country, where a significant population of people are specially abled. The majority of them face economical exclusion, resulting in dependency on others. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the condition of people with disabilities has turned worst and chances of economic inclusion have fallen drastically. There are schemes run by…

Living the Dream

K Shiva Laxmi is a young girl from Cheemalapalli village of Andhra Pradesh. She wanted to be like her hard-working father and support him to run the family. Hence, soon after completing her graduation, she started searching for a job, but soon realized that without being digitally literate it is difficult to find a suitable…

Bridging the Gap

Nayakdih is a village on the outskirt of Uttar Pradesh where teens like Harsh are interested to learn about digital technologies- mobiles, computers, tablets and more. However, the nearest computer-training center is 3 kilometers from his home and they charge Rs. 600 per month, which is a significant amount from his father’s income. Luckily, DEF’s…

A Digital opportunity

During the strict lockdown when most of us were locked inside our homes, Mohsina Khatoon was able to sense the hard times coming her way. After the initial days of lockdown, Moshina spent all the available cash on buying groceries and essential items for her family. Later, her neighbours refused to lend her money, hence,…

Helping the Needful

The Covid-19 pandemic erupted as a health crisis and all other ailments were sidelined. People in the rural areas who were dependent on government hospitals had no place to go but to bear the pain and pray to get well on their own. One such person was Noordin living in Jakhopur village in Rajasthan, he…