Turning Dreams into Reality: A Journey of Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

Asha Viratsingh Parmar, a resident of Trasla village, whose inspiring journey of empowerment and entrepreneurship inspired her entire community.
Asha’s story began with a photocopy and printing service operated from her home. She had a vision to not only supplement her family’s income but also to craft a brighter future for herself and her loved ones. Her determination to break the barriers of conventionality and aspire for something greater burned brightly within her. Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide in Zero Valley

In the area of Ziro Valley, located near the Community Health Centre of Old Ziro, an inspiring journey began under the “Digital Academy EquallyAble” project. This project, initiated in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district, has been breaking barriers in DEF’s Ziro Valley centre. A year ago, the project took its first steps, establishing itself as the first of its kind in the region. Housed within the welcoming walls of the Myodi Yasi Homestay building in Dilang Popin, this initiative set out on a path of dedicated community service. Now, after a year of dedication and hard work, the project has relocated to a new and promising location. Read More


Connecting Himalayan Communities

Addressing internet & digital access inclusion needs of the vulnerable Himalayan communities in India, Nepal, and Bhutan in South Asia.

Empowering Persons with Disabilities Through Digital

With the support of EquallyAble Foundation, DEF empowered 500 disabled individuals across 7 states in India as sustainable village-level entrepreneurs, providing digital literacy training, tablets…

Indian Internet in late 90s and Contrast After a Quarter Century

In this narrative Osama Manzar brings out how the Internet was taking shape in India during the 90s, through his earlier writings for the weekly newsmagazine, the Industry Standard of Silicon Valley…


Transforming the Education Ecosystem through STEAM
With 300+ makerspaces across 24 states in India, Digital Empowerment Foundation is working towards strengthening the education ecosystem in the country.
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SoochnaPrenuer Digitally Empowering her Community
Digital Empowerment Foundation’s cadre of 2000 SoochnaPreneurs across 135 districts and 24 states provide e-governance, finance, e-health, online education and various other digital services to community members in their respective villages.
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Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Empowering Vulnerable Communities
Ataiya Bano, DEF’s SoochnaPreneur from Bharatpur, Rajasthan shares her story of hardships, struggle, resilience, and success. Coming from a region known for its backwardness, Ataiya fought against all odds to not only fight for her freedom but also to serve and uplift her community.

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Revival of the Vanishing Lepcha Language in the 21st Century
Lepcha language is a language spoken by the Lepcha people in Sikkim, West Bengal, Nepal, and Bhutan. Despite several spirited attempts to preserve the language, Lepcha has already effectively been lost in most places.

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Digital Didi
Digital Didi, fighting misinformation and myths around menstruation and providing women at the grassroot level with SmartPads which has a QR code to promote a 100 hour digital literacy course.

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Krisarthak is a program on financial education and counselling (FEC) of the farmers to be delivered digitally using ICT tools. Krisarthak (FEC) is one of the core components of the World Bank-funded Project APART (Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation).

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