Ekal on Wheels

A trailblazing effort to bring digital literacy to the most underserved youth in India's remotest villages. 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 won the Digital India Conclave's Digital Trailblazers Award in 2016.

Where We Work

Ekal on Wheels The first Ekal on Wheels bus was rolled out in 2015. Ekal currently operates 43 mobile computer labs across India

  • 20,192

    Rural girls and boys gained digital literacy

  • 1,075

    Villages served

  • 43

    Mobile computer labs

Data as of June 2023

Operational Planned

The Curriculum

The Ekal on Wheels curriculum focuses on building technology skills and financial literacy, and entrepreneurship development. Most students are first learners and have never used computers before.

Topics covered include:

  • 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