Uninor launches ‘Project Sampark’ to help Rural Women to take up Entrepreneurship

By September 8th, 2014 AT 2:08 PM

Uninor has announced a new initiative called ‘Project Sampark’ which is aimed at closing in the gender gap in the mobile sector taking help from the USD 70000 from GSMA earmarked as Women Grant.

Project Sampark will aim to increase the level of accessibility to the use of Cellphones. GSMA readily extended their helping hands saying that Women should own a Mobile Phone and this move has to be encouraged by the society.

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Circle Wise Male Female Ratio of Mobile Users

The total investment for this initiative will stand at USD 183,654 whilst the GSMA has granted USD70000 and remaining funds will be pooled by Uninor.

The Pilot phase will be kicked off in 87 villages of Aligarh district of UP. Initially their will be 40 women and four supervisors who will be participating in this program. The Best part is Women would be trained as Entrepreneurs and will be trained on how to sell prepaid connections and recharge vouchers. It is heartwarming to see Uninor equipping the rural Women folks with an alternative livelihood.

Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

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