Ekal on Wheels is a mobile computer lab that provides digital literacy training to youth in rural villages.

Developed in partnership with IIT Bombay's Spoken Tutorial Project, Ekal on Wheels travels to remote areas to bring computer skills and digital empowerment to youth who otherwise would have no access to free skills training.

Watch: How Ekal on Wheels is bridging the digital divide

Our Impact

The first Ekal on Wheels bus was rolled out in 2015. Today, Ekal has 36 mobile computer labs across India.

  • 36

    Ekal on Wheels

    24 Operational  |  12 Planned
  • 1,571

    Current Number of Trainees

  • 831

    Villages Covered to Date

  • 14,770

    Beneficiaries to Date

    10,056 Men 4,714 Women
  • ₹15,000

    Average monthly salary of an Ekal on Wheels graduate

  • $70,000

    Covers capital expenditures and operational expenses for 3 years

Data as of January 2021

Operational Planned

Meet the Ekal on Wheels Bus

An innovative mobile computer lab built to reach the unreached

The Curriculum

The Ekal on Wheels curriculum focuses on building technology skills and financial literacy, in addition to entrepreneurship training. Most students have never used computers before.

Topics covered include:
  • General introduction to computers
  • Keyboard and digital illustration skills
  • MS Office and Open Office tools
  • Internet browsing
  • Email
  • Navigating websites
  • Digital banking

Graduates earn a certificate from IIT Bombay. With their digital skills, many go on to earn computer-related jobs or start businesses.

Support our work to bridge the digital divide today

It costs only $30 to provide digital literacy training to one student. Your financial support helps us reach more villages, provide free computer training to more youth, and innovate rural development.

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