Strengthening and Building Resilience of Women Entrepreneurs and Woman led Community Development Organizations through Digital Up-skilling

Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with USAID and DAI has launched a one-year programme – “Digital Sarthak”, a digital skilling programme to train 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs and 500 Women-led Community Development Organizations from 7 states of 10 districts in India. The objective of the programme is to strengthen and build the digital capacity of Women…

As crisis deepens, DEF’s Chanderiyaan extends immediate relief

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) through its flagship programme Chanderiyaan has been demonstrating the power of digital intervention to improve the financial status of traditional artisans of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh and creating a model for traditional-skill based clusters for over 10 years now. But the Covid-19 pandemic and the country-wide lockdown adversely affected the weaver’s…

SoochnaPreneur or Superwoman?

The lockdown induced pandemic has made life tougher for everyone, but especially for underprivileged communities living in digital darkness. Jasub Mirana is one among thousands of people who grew financially weak amid the pandemic. A poor 51-year-old labourer from Barmer, Rajasthan, he was unable to avail any government scheme due to lack of documents. With…

Paving a path for girls in STEM

STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where academic concepts are integrated with real-life lessons. STEM literacy helps in inculcating leadership skills, computational thinking and problem-solving skills in the girls and thereby exposing them with the opportunity of hands-on and real-world learning experiences, thus, breaking gender stereotypes. Tamil Nadu’s Karimnagar district is home to a…

MANTHAN is back to recognise and reward “Digital Innovations” across South East

Digital Empowerment Foundation has made a conscious effort to work for the enablement and mass digital empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable communities across the nation. A digital evangelist for over 18 years, our various initiatives have equipped communities with access to information and brought them out of digital darkness. On the path towards connectivity, DEF…

Digital Warriors vs Coronavirus

DEF’s Covid-19 Relief Warriors worked tirelessly across backward and rural areas to help build community engagement, trust and provide aid. A team of 10,000+, provided food relief kits, access to information on government schemes, banking and digital services, across 600 locations. They further helped raise awareness about Covid-19, enabled women entrepreneurs and distributed masks, hand…