Ekal on Wheels
Ekal on Wheels is a mobile computer lab that provides digital literacy training to youth in rural villages.
Developed in partnership with IIT Bombay’s Spoken Tutorial Project, ‘Ekal on Wheels’ travels to remote areas to bring computer skills and digital empowerment to youth who otherwise would have no access to free skills training.
The Ekal on Wheels curriculum focuses on building technology skills and financial literacy, in addition to entrepreneurship training. Most students have never used computers before.
Topics covered include:
- General introduction to computers
- Keyboard and digital illustration skills
- MS Office and Open Office tools
- Internet browsing
- Navigating websites
- Digital banking
Graduates earn a certificate from IIT Bombay. With their digital skills, many go on to earn computer-related jobs or start businesses.