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GOAL 2.0

20th July, 2022 Social Issues

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  • The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs has stated in the Lok Sabha that the second phase of the GOAL Programme (GOAL 2.0) was launched recently to promote digital empowerment among tribal youth.

 

GOAL Programme

  • GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Meta (formerly Facebook).
  • The main objective of the programme is to ensure the digital empowerment of tribal youth and women.

 

1st Phase of GOAL Programme

  • The first phase of the GOAL programme was launched as a pilot project in May 2020.
  • During the 1st Phase; Tribal youth were provided with more than 40 hours of training across three-course:
    • Communication and Life Skills.
    • Enabling Digital Presence.
    • Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
  • The Goal programme is fully funded by Meta (Facebook India).
  • During the 1st phase, 176 tribal youth from 23 States across India were selected through an online application process.
    • They were given a Smartphone and Internet Connectivity by Facebook.

 

2nd Phase of GOAL Programme

  • The 2nd phase of the GOAL Programme (GOAL 2.0) was launched in June 2022.
  • The main objective is to digitally upskill and empower tribal youth by promoting entrepreneurship and opening up opportunities for them using digital technology.
  • It will be open to all people from tribal communities.
  • The program promotes skill development and digitally empowers tribal youth via Facebook digital learning tool.
  • The programme is fully funded by Meta (Facebook India) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has not provided any funds for the implementation of the program.

 

https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1842799

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