Initiative Name: Internet Saathi Application (FREND’s)
Organization: Foundation for Rural Entrepreneurship Development
App Link: https://bit.ly/35AKj8y
Location: Haryana, India
The Internet Saathi programme aims to facilitate and improve digital literacy among women in rural India. They are trained in using the internet and are equipped with dataenabled devices. These women are known as Internet Saathi, and work as trainers to help other women in and around their villages in getting their ‘Internet Journey’ started. The Internet Saathi application enables the user to collect data in real time across states. The profiles of the Internet Saathis are stored in the application and survey forms are assigned to them based on geographical locations. As of 2019, there are more than 81,500 Internet Saathis who have helped over 28 million women learn about the internet across 2,89,000 villages.