HYDERABAD: A two day conference SKILLS-2017 which will chalk out ideas to create awareness about digital literacy in rural India will kick start in the city starting November 16. Delegates from five countries, including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Japan, are expected to participate in the conference.
The event is being jointly organised by Life Skills and Livelihood Skills Inernational (LSLSI) and Rural Economic and Educational Development Society (REEDS). Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge will support the conference.
The conference is expected to generate working plans to get digital intervention in agriculture, education and rural health. “The conference attempts to popularise digital applications which can be used for skill development. We are also planning to strengthen cooperative societies for rural development,” secretary of REEDS Ravi. K. Reddy said.
Former minister for labour and employment in undivided Andhra Pradesh G. Vinod said: “Digital literacy will have to help 70 % of the population who are from poor and weaker sections. The conference will try to find sustainable solutions for the problem.”
Students and social workers who are interested to attend the event can register for the same on SKILLS 2017 website.
Source: The Hindu