Started by Minority Affairs Ministry, it’s aim is to provide hands-on training in computers for the students of Minority Community.
Students studying in Recognised Madarsas/ Schools having no facility of computer education are the intended beneficiaries. Students of Classes 6th to 10th from such institutions and any other students belonging to Minority Community residing in minority concentration areas will be trained. Its intention is to enable them to acquire basic ICT skills that would empower them to:
- Become digitally literate
- Actively participate in knowledge based activities
- Access financial, social and government services
- Use Internet for communications
- Reinforcing the learning of trained beneficiaries by providing free Internet access for 30 hours.
The Cybergram Initiative is a component under Multi- Sector Development Program (MsDP) of the ministry of minority affairs. The share of contribution between Union Government and State Government will be 75:25 (90:10 for NE states including Sikkim).
Common Service Centres e-Governance services India Ltd (CSC SPV) will prescribe thirty-nine (39) hours Basic Computer Concepts (BCC) syllabus for the training. The Village Level Entrepreneur VLEs (having computers and internet availability) near Madrasas/Schools would be the lowest level in the implementation structure of the Initiative and would be the Training Centre under the Initiative.
The Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) aims at improving the socio-economic conditions of minorities and providing basic amenities to them for improving the quality of life of the people and reducing imbalances in the identified minority concentration areas