Social Entrepreneurship through ICT in Chanderi

“Everyone has a purpose in life. A unique gift or special talent to give to others, and when we
blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”

Believing in this philosophy of giving back to the community, Chanderiyaan has always been dedicated not only towards benefiting the population of Chanderi through its organizational initiatives, but also towards encouraging the people for entrepreneurship and empowering them for true utilization of their skills for the betterment of society.

Owing to our commitment, Chanderiyaan has been actively devoted towards encouraging the youth of Chanderi to start small scale entrepreneurial activities in the form of ICT enabled micro – enterprises in order to enhance the economy and infrastructure of the town as well as provide employment opportunities.

Considering our responsibility towards this aspect, Chanderiyaan, and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) are launching the first ever Women In Entrepreneurship program in this town of weavers - Wireless Women for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment.Under this program, women in rural locations such as Chanderi would be trained to utilize wireless based broadband internet to enhance their skills for entrepreneurship and empower local communities.The program aspires to enable 10 women as micro ICT social entrepreneurs and community change agents using wireless and mobile-based internet connectivity and support.

The objectives of the proposed program include:

    1) To promote internet based social enterprise and entrepreneurship among women as change agents;
    2) To have internet and ICT for gender inclusion in social and economic empowerment;
    3) To boost traditional skills among women in cluster based environment and help reach market and sustainability.

The W2E2 program is to create women ICT micro social enterprise and entrepreneurs supported by wireless internet in 4 backward locations or districts of India and contribute to an enabling internet environment and internet for gender inclusion and women empowerment.

This Social Entrepreneurship in Chanderi program shall create women ICT micro social enterprise and entrepreneurs supported by wireless internet and contribute to an enabling internet environment and internet for gender inclusion and women empowerment.



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