P N Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra is in the process of making Kerala the first e-literate state of the country. The information and Communications Technology has moved a long way and has invaded every walk of life. With the roll out of the National e-Governance Plan, the ICT is being taken to the remote corners of the country with access to the rural masses to draw the benefits of the development of IT for inclusive growth. There is a need to bridge the digital divide by spreading e-literacy for social inclusion.
The Project envisages:
The outcome of the project is that once 100 percent literacy is reached, the population will have four areas of achievement, namely, knowledge empowerment enhancing the quality of life, irrespective of gender dimension, enabling greater voice and participation of the citizens, confronting, environmental pressures and managing democratic changes. Once ICT is practised everywhere, online education will reach higher dimensions whereby skill development for employability enhancement and better income will be the result.
Some of the projects that the Foundation is implementing include IT Mass Literacy Programme for Women/ SC/ ST candidates, National Digital Literacy Mission, Total Digital Literacy, Literacy through e-Literacy, etc.