Facebook will train Odisha tribal girls to become digital young leaders



The Facebook on Wednesday has launched a programme, GOAL- Going Online As Leaders, to skill tribal girls from across India to become village-level digital young leaders for their communities.

Focussing on its mission to empower women, Facebook launched a digital skilling and mentorship initiative across five states in India that would encourage tribal girls to become village-level digital young leaders for their communities.

Facebook said in a statement that "the initiative will see 25 eminent people from diverse backgrounds like business, education and health to politics, arts and entrepreneurship volunteering and personally mentoring four girls each from tribal communities across the above priority states."

Ankhi Das, The Public Policy Director, Facebook -India, South and Central Asia, said in a statement “The Internet, especially social media, over the past few years has emerged as one of the most powerful tools for empowering women from across India’s diverse social economic backgrounds and varied cultural roots,”.

“With GOAL, we seek to make the digital medium more accessible and usable for young girls from our resource rich but economically weak tribal communities in the country.The programme will specifically focus on girls who have dropped out of school due to financial constraints but reside near the skilling centre to ensure regular participation, the report said.


Facebook will train Odisha tribal girls to become digital young leaders

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