Ministry of Tribal Affairs, META join hands to skill tribal youth
New Delhi, June 29 (KNN) The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has partnered with Meta to provide digital skill training for 10 lakh tribal youth and women in the country.
META has launched this project under the second phase of 'Going Online As Leaders' (GOAL) programme.
"Digitally empowering India’s tribal communities would contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the country and is an important step towards creating a flourishing community of tribal leaders," said Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda.
"In the second phase, we will reach out to 10 lakh women and youth entrepreneurs and create a platform for more than 50,000 self-help groups and 10 lakh families associated with 'TRIFED' to take their products global," he added.
Live Facebook sessions in nine languages on anti-scamming education, staying safe online, how to combat misinformation and being a good digital citizen will be provided under the programme.
Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India (Meta) said, “India's massive digital transformation will complete when the most vulnerable communities of our society are digitally empowered.”
Tribal population constitutes about 8.6% of the total population in India. (KNN Bureau)