The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has partnered with Microsoft and Meta for training tribal youth in digital skills and technology

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The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft in May, 2021. The initiative will enable the professional development of educators so as to train them to use technology in classrooms. Under the partnership, students from EMRS schools will be mentored on projects that involve AI applications.

The second phase of the GOAL Programme (GOAL 2.0) was launched on 28th June, 2022 in partnership with Meta (previously Facebook). initiative is aimed at digitally skilling tribal youth and opening up opportunities for them using digital technology. The State Tribal Welfare Departments and Tribal Research Institutes are being consulted and asked to create awareness about the program amongst tribal communities of the state.

This information was given by Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in Rajya Sabha today.

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