Intel has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kerala’s Kudumbashree, the state’s poverty eradication mission, to improve the social and economic self-sufficiency of its women through e-literacy and digital empowerment within three years.
According to The Economic Times, the agreement for the initiative, called “Intel Easy Steps Programmes,” was signed by Valsala Kumari, Kudumbashree executive director and Debjani Ghosh, Intel South Asia managing director for sales and marketing.
The collaborative initiative is considered a major step in the e-literacy initiatives of the state, said Panchayat and Social Justice Minister M K Muneer.
“The project is expected to provide an opportunity for Kudumbasree members to achieve a more dignified life and livelihood. Through the ‘Intel Easy Steps Programmes’ they can gain digital empowerment through a structured manner and it will create them sustainable livelihood,” said Muneer, who inaugurated the program.
The project will help make Kerala a complete women- digitally empowered state within three years, the minister said.