In an effort to reposition public libraries into vibrant and inclusive knowledge spaces, Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) launched its program TEG (Technology for Empowering Girls/Women) with the financial support from American Express in New Delhi on 5th February, 2018 at NDMC Public Library, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi. Aligned with the national agenda- India vision 2022 for 'Digital India', TeG program has three important and unique elements; 'Empowering girls in technology', 'Empowering girls through technology' and 'the usage of Public Libraries as the platform for the conduct of the program'. The initiative is aimed to help end the gender technology gap and empower women and adolescent girls to create innovative solutions to advance equality of their lives and in turn their communities.
This innovative training program is a 42 hours basic course designed to support the National Digital Literacy Mission with a specific focus on women and girls in urban, semi-urban and rural India. The program will train beneficiaries on the know-how of ICT, will impart information and awareness on the use of technology for networking, safety, information and knowledge (on health, rights and digital transactions), career, livelihood and will also educate them in soft skills for enhanced career opportunities. The program will hence promote the use of digital skills among women for innovation and entrepreneurship, better leadership opportunities and enhanced economic growth. Post training program, the women will be assessed and certified appropriately.
This program is being rolled out in New Delhi in association with New Delhi Municipal Corporation through their public libraries at three locations and it is expected to reach out to a total of 800 girls/ women between the age of 15 - 25 years.