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Intel® Learn Easy Steps Graduate Brings Computer Literacy to Village

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Asset: Intel® Easy Steps Graduate Brings Computer Literacy to Village Formatted abstract ready for CQ entry: Intel® Easy Steps Graduate Brings Computer Literacy to Village • Rekha Ravat abandoned her education in India due to financial constraints. • Intel® Easy Steps gave Rekha computer literacy and business skills that led to an entrepreneurial position. • With her acquired skills and experience, she is training others in her village. Rekha Ravat is an anomaly in her Indian village of Bhawani Khera, where girls are typically married off at a young age and never receive a formal education. With the support of her parents, she was able to complete the equivalent of high school in 2008. But then she hit a roadblock. Financial hardships forced her to abandon plans to continue her education, and she was unable to find a job near her home in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. “Even after 14 years of schooling, I had nothing to show in my life,” recalls Rekha, now 22. Eventually, she was introduced to the non-governmental organization Pratham. As a teaching volunteer with Pratham’s Education for Education (EfE) initiative, she was able to attend Intel’s one-week residential training program, Intel® Easy Steps. The digital literacy and business training she received through Intel Easy Steps gave her the skills to take an entrepreneurial position running Pratham’s Digital Literacy Centre in her village. Read the full Intel® Easy Steps Graduate Brings Computer Literacy to Village success story.