By Digital Empowerment Foundation
Published on: September 18, 2023
“EquallyAble Digital Academy project embarks on a transformative journey, overcoming obstacles to provide education and connectivity in a stunning new location.”
In the area of Ziro Valley, located near the Community Health Centre of Old Ziro, an inspiring journey began under the “Digital Academy EquallyAble” project. This project, initiated in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district, has been breaking barriers in DEF’s Ziro Valley centre.
A year ago, the project took its first steps, establishing itself as the first of its kind in the region. Housed within the welcoming walls of the Myodi Yasi Homestay building in Dilang Popin, this initiative set out on a path of dedicated community service. Now, after a year of dedication and hard work, the project has relocated to a new and promising location.
The relocation was no small feat, taking an entire month to search for the perfect spot and set up the new centre. The team behind Digital Academy EquallyAble poured their hearts and souls into the endeavor, managing their time efficiently and channeling their efforts to create a conducive learning environment.
Despite the challenges, the project’s spirit remained unwavering. A significant milestone was reached when the team celebrated India’s Independence Day on the 15th of August alongside their eager students. The participation of the students in both the preparation of the new centre and the ongoing project was nothing short of overwhelming.
However, the road to success was not without its obstacles. The team faced the initial challenge of locating an appropriate site for their centre. Convincing the committee secretary, Shri. Nani Tadhi, and the chairman, Shri. Tailyang Millo, was a time-consuming process. They had to work diligently to secure the necessary permissions and support for the project’s maintenance.
With limited resources, the team adopted a minimalist approach but ensured that every detail was attended to with utmost care. Despite these challenges, they are proud to have found themselves in a stunning viewpoint that allows them to extend Wi-Fi connectivity to various locations more effectively than ever before.
As the centre’s setup nears completion, the Digital Academy EquallyAble project embarks on a new mission, poised to bridge the digital divide in the Ziro Valley. The story of their determination, perseverance, and commitment to the community serves as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path to a brighter, more digitally inclusive future for all in the region.