Connecting Dreams is an initiative by Intel technologies in partnership with other partners like NABARD and more is aiming to empower youth and women in rural India through connectivity and entrepreneurship.
What is it ?
The Connecting Dream team has carried out a successful pilot in the 2 villages of Shyampur and Lalpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In partnership with Intel, NABARD, ASI, FICE, Rudset and local partners, the team developed Apna Tech Tree (ATT) as a village level enterprise.
How does it work ?
Apna Tech Tree (ATT) at Shyampur and Lalpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
This village enterprise is run by local women groups in partnership with local NGOs, enabling community and people centric learning using video conferencing and voice over internet to communicate, share best practices with people of neighbouring villages and connect with experts in cities.
During the project, my role was to understand the different stake-holders involved in the project and sketch the story board for the audio-visual documentation of the Apna Tech Tree. The documentation highlights the interaction between the various stake holders (villagers, NABARD officials, local agents, school teachers and ground NGO) amongst themselves and with the Apna Tech Tree. I also took charge of interviewing villagers and NABARD officials.
I encouraged rural women to express themselves in front of the camera. The documentation captures the pilot initiative in its entirety so that the video can be used for seeking other partners and fund-raising.
Testimonies shared by young girls and women of the Village
Teammates: Suruchi Dumpawar, Mridul Batra
Context: Commissioned by Intel Technologies