Sunita Bhandari, a resident of Pipleth village in Chamba block of Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, completed a computer literacy course at the local Soochna Seva Kendra amid a lot of struggle. Her husband had passed away, she had two school-going children and a heavy financial burden. She says, “I missed most of my classes due to personal issues. But thanks to Soochna Seva for being patient with me and helping me in completing the course. Now I can operate computer with ease. I can now even apply for jobs where computer literacy is required.”
While Sunita had basic formal education, most jobs were looking for digitally literate individuals. This made her even more guilty because her parents were contributing to her household expenses.
Fortunately, after meeting the Soochna Seva team in one of the camps organised in the area, Sunita had the opportunity to learnt computers for just Rs. 150, a one-time registration fee.