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Mar 2014 Source: Business Standard

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Google’s new initiative is a reflection of its progressive and innovative ideology. Google has now launched an internet education program to impart education to women in Uttar Pradesh. It aims at providing education to five lakh women and girls over a period of two months.

Google launches education program for women in Uttar Pradesh

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The announcement was made at the state capital in the presence of Sampat Pai, leader of Gulabi Gang which marked the start of the first regional chapter of literacy program launched by Google. "The two-month Helping Women Get Online campaign (HWGO) in Uttar Pradesh aims to create awareness about the benefits of Internet for women and assist them to get online through basic knowledge on how to use the Internet," Google marketing director Sandeep Menon said.

This campaign which was launched to empower women through technology was first put forth in November. Google will cover over 20 cities across the state and help women get online through road shows in residential areas and Internet training modules for girl students in educational institutes in the next two months.

www.Hwgo.com is the website designed by Google to host content covering the basics of internet usage and content that is relevant for women in India.  

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