Value Added Course on “Digital Literacy”

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MES’s Pillai College of Education And Research, Chembur ,conducted a Digital Literacy Workshop sponsored by Maharashtra State Commission for Women, Bandra on 20th January, 2020. The resource person Ms. Rupali Kapase was very effective and gave information with utmost clarity. MSCW Member (Konkan region) Ms. Ridha Rashid graced the occasion. The session was attended by 230 B.Ed and D.Ed students. By the end of the session, students were asked to share their experience, views on digital literacy and the feedback was positive. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Reni Francis (Principal of B.Ed). Thereafter, the lunch was served. The session gave a positive note to the students on Women Empowerment towards Education

Venue: MES’s Chembur Campus

In developing countries, mobile phones are the most popular way to connect to the internet. But this is not the case in our country today, we have women who do not access the internet even through the laptop or desktop. Because of their lack of awareness, it becomes difficult for them to use internet or even know the magnitude of work that can be done using the internet. Mobile phone today is in the hands of every single individual but their main aim only is to receive calls or make calls, it has to a large extent move ahead in texting and now commonly in whatsapp. But this is not enough, we need to move beyond this. We have to empower them to use the internet which will enable them to have greater access to things. The e-suvidha portal for online access to various government sites, information etc remains only in the hands of few. We need to break this barrier and move ahead and make it accessible and available to everyone especially the women who need to use the mobile phones to a greater extent. Hence this workshop will enable the economically backward women and girls from the urban areas of Chembur, Kurla – Mumbai and teach them to use internet from their mobile phones. This will enable them to do online banking services, online shopping, online payment and also be aware of online malpractices that occur so safeguarding their digital life.

Objective of the Workshop:

  • To make women and girls aware of using internet through their mobile phones.
  • To acquaint women and girls of e-suvidha through their mobile phones
  • To make women and girls safeguard their digital world.
  • To enable the women and girls to use internet on their mobile phone thus making their life easy.

Details of participants:

  • 210 B.Ed. and D.Ed. students of MES’s Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur and Chembur Junior College of Education.
  • 20 teachers of B.Ed and D.Ed section

Resource person for the Value Added Course:
Ms. Rupali Kapase: Ms. Rupali, trainer appointed by MSCW for the session on Digital Literacy Workshop sponsored by MSCW. She is a B.E (Electronics Engineering) and has conducted 16 workshops on Digital Literacy till date.
Ms. Ridha Rashida: Ms. Ridha is the Member of Western Region, MSCW spoke about the importance being digitally aware of the various benefits and issues of the same.

Session on Value Added Course:
The Government of India has launched Digital India program with the ambitious aim of making India a digitally capable society. The Women’s Commission has organized this Digital Literacy Program for Special Women for the inclusion of women in rural areas. The workshop aims to empower women by teaching them. This will enable them to contribute to nationalization using information technology and related applications, primarily digital payments.

How to use digital devices (smart phones)

  • Sending and reading emails
  • Using the Internet
  • Using government services
  • Finding information
  • To make digital payments
  • Cyber Security

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One of the most important and important everyday applications and information about women is to use them in simple and easy language.

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