Educating Strangers Through the Internet

Parveen belongs to a poor family in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She assists her parents in their lacquer craft business. She has been associated with SEWA for the past one year, where she started with learning stitching and is now a Micro-Enterprise Leader (MEL) for the Digital Beti Project. When Parveen learnt about wearing masks as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus, she took to stitching masks herself from the fabric lying at her house. She stitched 200 masks learning the technique from a Youtube video and distributed it among her community members for free. Not only this, but she also learnt about symptoms, precautionary measures and government relief programmes associated with COVID- 19 through the internet and spread awareness about the same in her neighbourhood. She helped people understand where and how to avail ration under various state/central schemes.