Starting mid-June, Digital Empowerment Foundation along with UNESCO will be commencing with its first of a kind, six month e-Heritage fellowship program. Six fellows – Mohammad Arif, Jawwad Iqbal, Namra Naaz, Ihrah, Masood Saeed and Taruha from Shahjahanabad have been selected. They will be trained in web building tools, mobile application tools, Intel easy step module and modules on preserving Indian Heritage. Along with this they will also be introduced to a separate module on how to digitize books. This fellowship aims to introduce various digital tools to the fellows and give them hands on experience on content gathering and content generation.
This fellowship is a step forward for the e-Heritage project: Digitally Enhancing India’s Heritage, initiated by Digital Empowerment Foundation, UNESCO and IHCN in 2013.
e–Heritage project intends to encourage and build capacity of the municipal authorities and local communities in documenting and presenting heritage through digital media (website). Four demo websites were developed: Pune, Shekhawati, Old Delhi and Chanderi and launched on the occasion of the IHCN Biennial in Pune.
In order to involve local community members from Shahjahanabad in documenting and populating web content, ‘e-Heritage Fellowship’ was launched. Currently the fellowship will undergo in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) as a pilot case.