We believe that these women and girls can learn the skills they need, if they receive the encouragement they desire.
We have begun establishing groups that will enable them to do just this.
We have started a collective where women make craftwork on their own terms, with all profits shared equitably.
This will increase their skills while providing a path to claiming their place in Digital India. Along with enhanced craft skills, they will upgrade their financial abilities, and gain access to banking services.
We have created a coding club in which teenage girls learn digital skills that will increase their confidence, upgrade their skills, broaden their horizons, and prepare them for a future they will need to embrace.
We feel certain that making a change in the poorest communities will provide the starting point for a global solution which benefits us all.