Digital Sarthak is a national digital entrepreneurship and empowerment programme of Digital Empowerment Foundation supported by USAID and DAI.
The main objective of the project is to increase the digital capacity of the Women entrepreneurs and community development organizations in marginalized and underserved regions in India by providing them with digital up-skilling support and strengthening their ability to engage on digital and ICT policy issues.
The project will strengthen and build their organization and management capacities in social and economic activities, services, transactions, trade and commerce with basic and value-added digital skills and training towards better access, use and benefit from digital resources and opportunities.
Nirmala Chandel runs a grocery shop in Guna. She had an interest in digital tools so she joined the digital Sarthak program. She has started using WhatsApp, Facebook and Telegram to increase her reach and approach new customers.
Puja Devi from Siladon, Jharkhand is running a tent house. The digital Sarthak training has helped her develop digital skills. She uses Telegram, WhatsApp and Facebook to increase the visibility of her enterprise.
Under the USAID-DAI supported Digital Sarthak programme, 1,000 women entrepreneurs from the Guna district of Madhya Pradesh have undergone digital upskilling training on Digital and Financial Literacy. This report comprises observations, challenges and learnings from the training conducted to Digital Sarthaks and Women Entrepreneurs. Read More
Training Analysis Report - Nuh, Haryana
Women literacy percentage in Nuh District is just over 50% as per Census 2011and in reality, it is even lower. In such circumstances, it is very important for women to be informed and educated to have access to their rights and entitlements. In today’s generation, having a smartphone and knowing how to use it efficiently has become a basic necessity. This training module addresses this concern by providing Digital and Financial literacy through the use of the smartphone. Read More
The Digital Efficacy Of Women Micro And Nano Entrepreneurs Across India
This report is an attempt to understand the current patterns of usage of digital tools amongst women entrepreneurs, their familiarity with financial tool and overall financial literacy, their existing business strategy and lastly their economic situation post lockdown. Read More
Digital Sarthak Familiarisation Online Meetings
From USAID-DEF Biweekly meetings, both of the teams came to an understanding, it was also important for everyone one of us to get familiarised with the work being done by the Digital Sarthaks and District Coordinators on field. Read More
Field Visit to Nuh, Haryana
Before starting of the program, a field visit was conducted to Nuh District, Haryana on 28 October 2020. The purpose of the visit was to understand the project from the perspective of Digital Sarthak as well as the women entrepreneurs. Read More
Glimpses from the Baseline Survey
In the month of December 2020, baseline survey training was given to all the District Coordinators who further gave training to their respective Digital Sarthaks. Delhi Central team provided online trainings to the District Coordinators… Read More