Months after it was first launched, Google is taking its HWGO (Helping Women Get Online) initiative further by getting Koreant tech major Samsung to facilitate internet access for women. As part of the partnership, Samsung will offer six months of data free to every woman who purchases a low-cost Samsung device in Tamil Nadu. The offer will soon o be extended to Nagpur.
Google associate Women Weavers’ organisation has meanwhile launched Internet carts with web-enabled devices and collaterals offering information on how to use internet to rural parts of Madhya Pradesh where women find it difficult to travel for training sessions.
The hwgo website, available in Hindi, English, Tamil and Marathi, has also played its part by trying to be a gateway to the Internet for first-time woman users by providing learning modules and curated content.