Babita belongs from Beema village in the Nuh district of Haryana. Babita’s family consists of 8 members. She is the eldest of her siblings. Her father works as security personnel and is the sole bread earner for the family.
She had to face numerous challenges growing up. She had her quit school after class 10 as the nearest government school was too far away from her village. Her passion and relentless efforts towards education convinced her family to allow her to complete her education.
Currently, Babita is pursuing her Master in Arts in studies and is also assisting her sisters and brothers in getting a proper education.
She always wanted women and girls from her community to get educated and stay informed. When the news of enrollment for Digital Sarthak came by, she happily joined this programme. The role of Digital Sarthak matched her desire to work for the women and girls in the community and also to support her with a livelihood.
With the help of smartphone and training received from the Digital Empowerment Foundation, she is training 100 women entrepreneurs in her village.
Babita is conducting training sessions with the women entrepreneurs of her village and providing them with an opportunity to digitally upskill themselves. Stipend from training and earning through digital services are acting as a significant contributor to the household.
Recently, Babita was honoured with an award titled Nimita Bhandare for her hard work despite all the challenges and her commitment towards education. The award was also complimented with a cash prize of Rs 50000.
Everyone in her village identifies her as a person with pride and dignity. Through this programme, she wants to upskill her knowledge and sees this as a path towards her future.