To empower women of Self-help Groups in the State, Bharti Airtel has partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to launch E- Shakti, a mobile internet literacy program for women in Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the mobile digital literacy program, E-Shakti, along with Rural Development Minister Kimidi Mrunalini yesterday (19 Nov 2015)
The training aims at empowering women to use internet in their daily lives, leading into a digitally inclusive society. The State Government has identified girl students from Government schools and colleges and women employees of various Government departments as the beneficiaries of ‘E-Shakti’ initiative.
The first phase of the initiative will be conducted across Vijayawada and Vishakapatnam. The training would include elementary knowledge pertaining to internet, email usage, browsers, YouTube, IRCTC, State Government portals and mobile apps and other apps of daily use including social media. It also throws light on the various ways to access internet and the devices required for the same. The training would be conducted in Telugu and would be aided by explanatory videos. Each session would be attended by 70-90 members.