Phase II of the 'Going Online As Leaders' (GOAL) program launched

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Recently, the second phase of 'Going Online as Leaders' program has been started by the Union Tribal Ministry in association with Facebook to provide mentorship to tribal youth through a digital system.

  • The GOAL program will provide mentorship to tribal youth through digital mode.

  • This digitally enabled program is envisaged to act as a catalyst to explore the hidden talents of tribal youth, which will help in their personal development as well as contribute to the all-round upliftment of their society.

  • This program is designed in such a way that tribal youth and women can acquire knowledge in various fields like horticulture, food processing, bee keeping, tribal art and culture etc. on a long-term level through digital skills and technology.

  • This program will play an important role in their empowerment by connecting tribal women to the digital world.

  • The GOAL program will prove to be helpful towards enabling the tribal youth to become financially independent.

  • Key points of the goal program:

  • Digital-skills training will be provided to 5,000 young tribal entrepreneurs, professionals, artisans and artists selected under the program

  • The youth who are trained will be called 'Mentees' and will be called 'Mentors' by experts from different disciplines and fields.

  • The selected 5,000 'mentees' will participate in the program for nine months or 36 weeks, which will include a 28-week mentorship program followed by an eight-week internship.

  • The main focus of this program will be on three main areas, which include -

  • 1. Digital Literacy

  • 2. Life Skills, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Agriculture

  • 3. Art and Culture, Handicrafts, Clothing, Health, Nutrition

  • GOAL 1st Stage:

  • The first phase of Goal was conducted by Facebook in the year 2019 on a pilot project basis with 100 'Mentis' and 25 mentors in 5 states from February to October, 2019.

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