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Internet Saathi Program

Bridging the online gender divide in rural India

In 2015 Tata Trusts and Google came together to address one of the largest online gender disparities in rural India. They introduced a digital literacy program, based on a ‘train the trainer’ model. Women from villages are trained on using the Internet and are equipped with data-enabled devices. Known as “Internet Saathis” these women work as trainers, to help other women in their village to get started on their Internet journey and benefit from it.


More than 81,500 Internet Saathis have been trained

More than 2.8 crore women learned about the Internet

2.89 lakh villages impacted

20 states covered

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