By Digital Empowerment Foundation
Published on: Oct 26, 2022
The 26 participants were happy to receive the knowledge and people from the transgender community also requested for more such workshops to be organized for them.
The aim of the Digital Empowerment Foundation is to bridge the information gap that exists in India and more often than not we choose to use digital tools to bridge this gap. Under the Digital Strengthening of Displaced Populations Program, an initiative of Microsoft and DEF a workshop was conducted to increase awareness about various government schemes and entitlements that the community is eligible for. The session took place at a Community Information Resource Centre (CIRC) in Mangolpuri, Delhi. The session was organized for women and the transgender community with the objective of facilitating linkages with government schemes by bridging the information gap. The government initiates several schemes for the people, however, that information doesn’t always reach the people. In a bid to provide access to information to all, DEF holds several awareness programs informing people about the benefits they are eligible for.
Ms. Santoshmita Chatterjee, a development practitioner anchored the workshop and told the community about schemes such as the Ladli Yojana, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and MNREGA. The 26 participants were happy to receive the knowledge and people from the transgender community also requested for more such workshops to be organized for them.